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M1085 or M1085A1 5 ton Long-wheelbase Cargo Truck

The M1085 or M1085A1 5 ton Long-wheelbase Cargo Truck 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 21,036 lb 9,542 kg
Length 349 in 8,860 mm
Width 96 in 2,438 mm
Oper. Height 112 in 2,845 mm
Air Trans. Height 105.5 in 2,680 mm
Wheelbase 177 in 4,500 mm
Range (Min. Gr. Wt.) 300+ mi 483+ km
Approach Angle 40
Departure Angle 20
Payload 10,000 lb 4,536 kg
Towed Load (lb/kg) 21,000 lb 9,526 kg
Inside Cargo Bed Length 244 in 6,204 mm
Inside Cargo Bed Width 91 in 2,314 mm

M1085 or M1085A1 5 ton Long-wheelbase Cargo Truck
M1085 or M1085A1 5 ton Long-wheelbase Cargo Truck.

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