Today in WW II: 2 Aug 1939 Albert Einstein writes to Pres. Roosevelt about the potential for a uniquely powerful uranium weapon and indications of German interest in it, the inspiration for the Manhattan Project. More↓
The M917 is equipped with a pusher axle for equalizing the load on the rear axles. The M917A2 is also available with a Material Control System (MCS) for spreading materials in a variety of patterns. NSNs are:
An M917 dump truck follows an M1114 HMMWV across a bridge, near north entry control point, Logistics Support Area Anaconda, Iraq, May 2006. The bridge was newly constructed by Horizontal Platoon and 2d Platoon of Bravo Company, 84th Engineer Battalion.
North Dakota Army National Guard using an M917 20-ton dump truck to reinforce an earthen dike, Pembina River near Neche, ND, 17 April 2006.
84th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) loader and M917 trucks fill a tank ditch, Camp Bucca, Iraq, 26 June 2006. Note armored doors on the dump truck.