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26 May 1942 German Afrika Korps counteroffensive in North Africa drives the British back to the Gazala line, just in front of Tobruk [26-27 May].
26 May 1942 At remote oasis in the Libyan desert, Free French and British troops slow the German advance [Battle of Bir Hakeim].
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M-936 Truck, Medium Wrecker: 5-ton, 6x6 w/winch

The M-936 Truck, Medium Wrecker: 5-ton, 6x6 w/winch is part of the M-939 Series of 5 ton 6x6 trucks. Details of the history, model numbers, and configurations of the M939-series of trucks are on the linked page.

The M936/A1/A2 series wreckers are designed for recovery of disabled or mired vehicles, and perform crane operations. The crane extends a maximum 18 feet (5 meters), elevates 45 degrees, and swings 360 degrees. It is capable of lifting loads up to 20,000 lbs. (9,090 kg). A second hydraulic winch is installed at the rear of the vehicle.

The dimensions of the M-936 Truck, Medium Wrecker: 5-ton, 6x6 w/winch are:

  • Length: 362 1/4 inches
  • Width: 97 1/2 inches
  • Height: 111 7/8 inches

Find additional photos and hi-res versions of the M-936 5 Ton 6x6 Truck, Wrecker at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup.

M-936 5-ton 6x6 Truck, Wreckern Photo Gallerey

A Seabee from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five (NMCB-5) waves from the cab of an M-936 Truck, Medium Wrecker: 5-ton, 6x6, Operation Desert Storm, northern Saudi Arabia, February 1991
A Seabee from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five (NMCB-5) waves from the cab of an M-936 Truck, Medium Wrecker: 5-ton, 6x6, Operation Desert Storm, northern Saudi Arabia, February 1991.

USMC M-936 Truck, Medium Wrecker: 5-ton, 6x6 crossing a Medium Girder Bridge, Camp Lejeune, NC, 11 February 1997
USMC M-936 Truck, Medium Wrecker: 5-ton, 6x6 crossing a Medium Girder Bridge, Camp Lejeune, NC, 11 February 1997.

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