Today in WW II: 16 Jul 1945 Trinity Test at the Alamogordo Test Range, New Mexico, detonates first US atomic bomb creating world's first nuclear explosion.
M-109 Truck, Van, 6x6, Shop
The M-109 Truck, Van, 6x6, Shop is part of the G-742 (M-35 or M-44) series of 2 1/2 ton trucks. The many models of the very successful G-742 trucks were in Army inventory from the mid-1950s into the 1990s.
Details of the history, model numbers, and configurations of the M35-series of 6x6 cargo trucks is on the linked page.
M109A3 Truck, Van, 6x6, Shop being lifted by crane aboard SS Mostween 7 for shipment from the Port of Houston to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Shield, 30 November 1990.
M-109A3 Shop Van at DRMO.
M-109A3 Shop Van at DRMO. Photo: Courtesy of Mark J. Blair.
Interior of M109A3 Shop Van. Photo: Government Liquidation.com