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23 May 1944 Allied breakout from Anzio beachhead.
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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.

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