Today in WW II: 22 Feb 1942 President Roosevelt orders Gen. Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines to Australia as American defense of the Philippines fails.  More 
22 Feb 1943 Members of White Rose anti-Nazi movement executed in Germany.
22 Feb 1943 An American amphibious force lands on the Russell Islands, sixty miles northwest of Guadalcanal in the Solomons.
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M1087 or M1087A1 FMTV 5 ton Expansible Van

The M1087 or M1087A1 FMTV 5 ton Expansible Van 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 28,847 lb 13,085 kg
Length 390 in 9,927 mm
Width 96 in 2,438 mm
Oper. Height 145 in 3,684 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 22
Payload 5,000 lb 2,268 kg
Towed Load 21,000 lb 9,596 kg

The FMTV M1087 or M1087A1 replaces the M934 M934 Truck, Van: 5-Ton Expansible (a M939 Series Truck combined with a M313 Expansible Semi-trailer installed).

M1087 or M1087A1 FMTV 5 ton Expansible Van
M1087 or M1087A1 FMTV 5 ton Expansible Van.

M1087 or M1087A1 FMTV 5 ton Expansible Van
M1087 or M1087A1 FMTV 5 ton Expansible Van.