Today in WW II: 17 Jul 1936 General Francisco Franco stages a military revolt in Spain precipitating the Spanish Civil War. Nazi Germany supports Franco. More 
17 Jul 1944 Protected by the Royal Canadian Navy, the largest shipping convoy of WW II embarks from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
17 Jul 1944 Disaster at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine, CA, where the munitions ship SS E.A. Bryan, explodes killing 320, injuring almost 400 more, many of them African-American stevedores.
17 Jul 1945 Potsdam Conference with Truman, Stalin, Churchill [17 Jul-2 Aug].
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M1157 Ten Ton Dump Truck

The M-1157 Ten Ton Dump Truck 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 26,320 lb (11,939 kg)
Length 292.5 in (7,430 mm)
Width 96 in (2,440 mm)
Oper. Height 112 in (2,845 mm)
Air Trans. Height 105.5 in (2,680 mm)
Wheelbase 161.4 in (4,100 mm)
Range (Min. Gr. Wt.) 300+ mi (483+ km)
Approach Angle 40
Departure Angle 36
Payload 20,000 lb (21,011 kg) plus kits
Towed Load 26,000 lb (11,794 kg)
Max Speed (Governed, at Max Wt) 58 mph (94 km/h)

XM1157 A1 R 10.0 ton Dump
XM1157 A1 R 10.0 ton Dump.