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M1093 or M1093A1 5 ton Cargo Truck LVAD or LAPES/AD

The M1093 or M1093A1 5 ton Cargo Truck LVAD or LAPES/AD 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.

This version of the 5 ton FMTV is designed to carry troops or cargo after being airdropped from C130 aircraft using the LVAD or LAPES/AD delivery systems:

  • LVAD = Low Velocity Air Drop
  • LAPES/AD = Low Altitude Parachute Extraction System/Air Drop

Delivery in this way does not require a landing strip.

The M1093 or M1093A1 have drop sides on the cargo body as well as optional troop seats, top bows and canvas cover.

Curb Weight 20,939 lb 9,498 kg
Length 273 in 6,928 mm
Width 96 in 2,438 mm
Oper. Height 112 in 2,845 mm
Air Trans. Height 105.5 in 2,680 mm
Wheelbase 161 in 4,100 mm
Range (Min. Gr. Wt.) 300+ mi 483+ km
Approach Angle 40
Departure Angle 60
Payload 10,000 lb 4,536 kg
Towed Load 21,000 lb 9,596 kg

M1093 or M1093A1 5 ton Cargo Truck LVAD LAPES/AD
M1093 or M1093A1 5 ton Cargo Truck LVAD LAPES/AD

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