Truck, Cargo, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 M-35

The M-35 Cargo Truck is part of the G-742 (or M-44) series of 2 1/2 ton trucks. The many models of the very successful G-742 trucks were in Army inventory from the mid-1950s into the 1990s.

Details of the history, model numbers, and configurations of the M35-series of 6x6 cargo trucks are on the linked page.

M35 2 1/2-ton 6x6 truck exits the Army Reserve Center, Naval Air Station, Los Alamitos, CA, as the 173rd Transportation Company transfers its vehicles to Fort Irwin, CA in support of Exercise Gallant Eagle '84, August 1984.  Trailer appears to be M-149 Water Trailer
M35 2 1/2-ton 6x6 truck exits the Army Reserve Center, Naval Air Station, Los Alamitos, CA, as the 173rd Transportation Company transfers its vehicles to Fort Irwin, CA in support of Exercise Gallant Eagle '84, August 1984. Trailer appears to be M-149 Water Trailer.

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Truck, Cargo, 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 M-35

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A Marine Corps M-35 loaded with C-rations is the first vehicle to use the newly completed Liberty Road into An Hoa, Vietnam, 27 August 1966.
A Marine Corps M-35 loaded with C-rations is the first vehicle to use the newly completed Liberty Road into An Hoa, Vietnam, 27 August 1966. Note ring mount and M2 .50 cal. machine gun above the cab.

M-35 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 at the 146th Combat Support Hospital, Korea, 25 March 1986
M-35 2 1/2 ton, 6x6 at the 146th Combat Support Hospital, Korea, 25 March 1986.

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Dashboard of M-35A2 2 1/2 Ton Cargo Truck, 6X6 W/O winch, powered by 6-cylinder LDT-465 Multifuel Engine, 5 speed manual transmission w/overdrive, two speed transfer case, air-shift front axle engagement, 24 volt electrical system, 50 Gallon fuel capacity
Dashboard of M-35A2 2 1/2 Ton Cargo Truck, 6X6 W/O winch, powered by 6-cylinder LDT-465 Multifuel Engine, 5 speed manual transmission w/overdrive, two speed transfer case, air-shift front axle engagement, 24 volt electrical system, 50 Gallon fuel capacity.

M-35A2
M-35A2

M-35A2
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M-35 at Texas National Guard, Dallas, TX.  Photo courtesy Bob Pettit
M-35 at Texas National Guard, Dallas, TX. Photo courtesy Bob Pettit.

M-35 at VFW Post 4239, Sidney, Ohio. Courtesy Bob Pettit
M-35 at VFW Post 4239, Sidney, Ohio. Courtesy Bob Pettit.

M-35A2 data plate, left. Waxahachie, TX. Courtesy Bob Pettit
M-35A2 data plate, left. Waxahachie, TX. Courtesy Bob Pettit.

M-35A2 data plate, right. Waxahachie, TX. Courtesy Bob Pettit.
M-35A2 data plate, right. Waxahachie, TX. Courtesy Bob Pettit.

Truck, Cargo, 2 1/2-Ton, 6x6 M35A3.  Photo: eBay seller airliftparts
Truck, Cargo, 2 1/2-Ton, 6x6 M35A3. Photo: eBay seller airliftparts.