Today in WW II: 16 Oct 1939 Germans counterattack in the Saar, quickly expelling the French invaders. More 
16 Oct 1940 Selective Service draft registration begins in the United States for approximately 16 million men.
16 Oct 1940 34 ships sunk from Convoy SC-7 and Convoy HX-79 by German submarine Wolf Pack, one of the worst attacks of the war in the Atlantic [16-19 Oct].
16 Oct 1941 Germans and Romanians march into Odessa, following the Soviet evacuation.
16 Oct 1941 Although Stalin remains in Moscow, Soviet government moves east to Kuybyshev [Samara] on the Volga River, where they remain until summer of 1943.
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M1148 Nine Ton Load Handling System

The M-1148 Nine Ton Load Handling System (LHS) 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 w/Fuel 25,049 lb (11,362 kg)
Length 361.7 in (9,187 mm)
Width 96 in (2,440 mm)
Oper. Height 112 in (2,845 mm)
Air Trans. Height 105.5 in (2,680 mm)
Wheelbase 209 in (5,300 mm)
Range (76 gal, 295 L nominal) 300+ mi (483+ km)
Approach Angle 40
Departure Angle 23
Payload 17,640 lb (8,000 kg) plus kits
Towed Load 27,117 lb (12,300 kg)
Max Speed (Governed, at Max Wt) 58 mph (94 km/h)

XM1148 A1 R 9.0 Ton Load Handling System
XM1148 A1 R 9.0 Ton Load Handling System.



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