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M-810 Truck, Chassis, 5 Ton 6x6

The M-810 Truck, Chassis, 5 Ton 6x6 is part of the G-908 (or M-809) series of 5 ton 6x6 trucks. Details of the history, model numbers, and configurations of the M809-series of trucks are on the linked page.

The M-810 Truck, Chassis, 5 Ton 6x6 is produced with and without a winch.

The M-810 was a 5-ton 6x6 chassis used for mounting truck bodies and was converted for other military tasks. The M-810 is the short wheelbase version of the M-809 series chassis trucks and is 194 inches from the center of the front axle to the center of the rearmost axle.

M-810 Truck, Chassis, 5 Ton 6x6 with Communications Van belonging to Beach Master Unit Two crossing to the beach after offloading from LCU 1664, during amphibious assault training during Exercise Dynamic Mix, 14 October 1998
M-810 Truck, Chassis, 5 Ton 6x6 with Communications Van belonging to Beach Master Unit Two crossing to the beach after offloading from LCU 1664, during amphibious assault training during Exercise Dynamic Mix, 14 October 1998.

M-810 Truck, Chassis, 5 Ton 6x6 with Communications Van belonging to Beach Master Unit Two, Capo Teulada, Sardinia, Italy during Exercise Dynamic Mix, 14 October 1998.
M-810 Truck, Chassis, 5 Ton 6x6 with Communications Van belonging to Beach Master Unit Two, Capo Teulada, Sardinia, Italy during Exercise Dynamic Mix, 14 October 1998.

M-810 Truck, Chassis, 5 Ton 6x6 equipped with bituminous storage and sprayer system belonging to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24 (NMCB-24), Lonesome Dove Expeditionary Airfield, Operation Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia, 27 February 1991.
M-810 Truck, Chassis, 5 Ton 6x6 equipped with bituminous storage and sprayer system belonging to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24 (NMCB-24), Lonesome Dove Expeditionary Airfield, Operation Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia, 27 February 1991.