Today in WW II: 20 Feb 1942 Navy Lt. Cdr. Edward 'Butch' O'Hare of Chicago becomes America's first World War II flying ace. Chicago expanded old Orchard field in 1946, renaming it for O'Hare.  More 
20 Feb 1944 Operation Argument aka 'Big Week' begins; American bombers concentrate on German aircraft manufacturing to lure the Luftwaffe into a decisive battle.
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M1080 or M1080A1 2.5 ton FMTV Chassis

The M1080 or M1080A1 2.5 ton FMTV Chassis is a member of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), providing tactical unit mobility and logistics for the U.S. Army and the other military services.

Curb Weight 13,274 lb 6,021 kg
Length 252 in 6,394 mm
Width 96 in 2,438 mm
Oper. Height 112 in 2,845 mm
Air Trans. Height 105.5 in 2,680 mm
Wheelbase 153.5 in 3,900 mm
Range (Min. Gr. Wt.) 400+ mi 645+ km
Approach Angle 40
Departure Angle 40
Payload (depends on config) 5,000 lb 2,268 kg
Towed Load 12,000 lb 5,443 kg

M1080 or M1080A1 2.5 ton FMTV Chassis
M1080 or M1080A1 2.5 ton FMTV Chassis.