Today in WW II: 16 May 1940 US Pres. Roosevelt asks Congress for funding to build 50,000 airplanes per year, a startling undertaking at the time.  More 
16 May 1943 Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron [The Dambusters] destroyed the Möhne and Eder dams on the Ruhr, causing catastrophic flooding [Operation Chastise, 16€“17 May].
16 May 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends with liquidation of the poorly equipped Jewish resistance by German Troop.
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Truck, Lift, Fork Millennia Military Vehicle (MMV)

The Truck, Lift, Fork MMV is the standard rough terrain material handling forklift of the USMC, used for support in combat operations since 2001. Approximately 700 units have been procured. The MMV's NSN is 3930-01-508-0886.

MMV Characteristics and Operating Specifications

Engine Cummins turbo-diesel
Drive wheels 4x4
Tires Pneumatic radials
Turning radius 16 ft 4 in. (4.98 m)
Frame tilt 10 degrees each way
Hydraulic reservoir capacity 41.3 gal (156 L)
Fuel tank capacity 45 gal (170 L)
Boom tilt angle (max) 84
Fording depth 25 in. (64 cm)
Max Reach 31 ft (9.5 m)
Max Lift Height 42 ft 4 in. (12.9 m)
Max Capacity 11,000 lb (4,990 kg)

Thanks to Jim Winslow, Military Service Manager of JLG Industries Inc. for help with this page.

Truck, Lift, Fork Millennia Military Vehicle (MMV) at cargo door of an Army helicopter.  Photo courtesy of Jim Winslow, Military Service Manager of JLG Industries Inc
Truck, Lift, Fork Millennia Military Vehicle (MMV) at cargo door of an Army helicopter. Photo courtesy of Jim Winslow, Military Service Manager of JLG Industries Inc.

Truck, Lift, Fork Millennia Military Vehicle (MMV), Southern California Logistics Airport, Victorville, CA, 8 August 2002
Truck, Lift, Fork Millennia Military Vehicle (MMV), Southern California Logistics Airport, Victorville, CA, 8 August 2002.