Today in WW II: 12 Aug 1942 Second Moscow Conference: Churchill, Stalin and US representative planned the North Africa Campaign and future Second Front in France [12-17 Aug]. More 
12 Aug 1942 Winston Churchill appoints Lt. General Bernard L. Montgomery to command the British Eighth Army in N. Africa.
12 Aug 1944 Battle of the Falaise Pocket, the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy, begins; Allied fighter-bombers and artillery destroy twenty nearly-encircled German divisions [12-21 Aug].
12 Aug 1944 Florence, Italy liberated by the Allies.
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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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