Today in WW II: 11 Oct 1939 Letter signed by Albert Einstein is delivered to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging the United States to rapidly develop the atomic bomb before Germany does, the inspiration for the Manhattan Project. More ↓
11 Oct 1942 Battle of Cape Esperance: US and Japanese naval forces clash off northwest coast of Guadalcanal. US victory opens supply lines for Allies, prevents Japanese reinforcement.
11 Oct 1942 Wave of relentless Luftwaffe air attacks against Malta begins, continuing for 17 days with heavy losses of British and German planes and pilots.
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M-1112 Trailer, Tank, Water: 400 gallon, 1 1/2 ton, 8 wheel (Water Buffalo)
The M1112 Trailer, Tank, Water, 400 gallon is the successor to the M149 Water Buffalo trailer. The M1112, also called Water Buffalo, is a 1 1/2 ton eight-wheeled water trailer, with a cylindrical stainless steel tank body, a lower profile, and a wider footprint that makes it more stable when towed, less likely to tip over.
The M1112 can be rigged for helicopter sling load or is certified for airlift aboard C-130, C-141, C-17, and C-5 aircraft. It is normally shipped empty. Four tiedowns are provided: two on the rear bumper, and two more on the trailer tongue. The front landing leg and wheel has a hand crank to raise and lower it.
The NSN for the M1112 water trailer is 2330-01-389-9703. The technical manual for the M1112 water trailer is TM 9233039714&P.
M-1112 Trailer, Tank, Water: 400 gallon, 1 1/2 ton, 8 wheel. Drawing from TM 9-233039714&P.