Today in WW II: 12 Jan 1944 In Italy, Allied attack on the Gustav Line resumes, centered on Monte Cassino.  More 
12 Jan 1945 Japanese bombing balloon lands near Regina, Saskatchewa causing minor damage, one of over 9000 launched from Japan during 1944-1945 against US and Canada.
12 Jan 1945 First convoy of 113 vehicles starts from Ledo [in India] via the reopened Burma Road to deliver supplies to China.
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M1089 or M1089A1 5 ton Wrecker

The M-1089 or M1089A1 5 ton Wrecker 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 34,773 lb 15,773 kg
Length 366 in 9,305 mm
Width 96 in 2,438 mm
Oper. Height 112 in 2,845 mm
Air Trans. Height 105.5 in 2,680 mm
Wheelbase 209 in 5,300 mm
Range (Min. Gr. Wt.) 300+ mi 483+ km
Approach Angle 40
Departure Angle 40
Payload (Lift & Tow Stinger) 11,000 lb 4,990 kg
Towed Load 36,836 lb 16,709 kg

M1089 5 ton Wrecker
M1089 5 ton Wrecker.