Today in WW II: 20 May 1940 German General Rudolf Veiel's 2nd Panzer division reaches the English Channel at Noyelles, splitting the Allied defense.  More 
20 May 1940 Largest Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, opens in Poland. Before liberation in 1945, about 1.1 million people died there, 90 percent Jews.
20 May 1941 Germans launch Operation Mercury, the Battle of Crete, the first airborne invasion in history.
20 May 1942 First African-American seamen taken into the United States Navy.
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M1086 or M1086A1 5 ton Long-wheelbase Cargo Truck with MHE

The M1086 or M1086A1 5 ton Long-wheelbase Cargo Truck with MHE 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 25,106 lb 11,388 kg
Length 381 in 9,687 mm
Width 96 in 2,438 mm
Oper. Height 112 in 2,845 mm
Air Trans. Height 105.5 in 2,680 mm
Wheelbase 216.5 in 5,500 mm
Range (Min. Gr. Wt.) 300+ mi 483+ km
Approach Angle 40
Departure Angle 21
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

MHE is Materials Handling Equipment, a crane added to the rear of the vehicle.

M1086 or M1086A1 5 ton Long-wheelbase Cargo Truck with MHE
M1086 or M1086A1 5 ton Long-wheelbase Cargo Truck with MHE.

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