Today in WW II: 22 Jan 1941 British and Australians capture Tobruk, Libya from the Italians.  More 
22 Jan 1943 Japanese resistance overcome at Sanananda, the last Japanese stronghold on Papua New Guinea, relieving the threat of invasion of Australia.
22 Jan 1944 Allies land at Anzio, Italy.
Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.

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.