Military logistics requirements include a continuing need for material handling equipment such as fork lifts and cranes. Many of these are militarized versions of existing commercial designs but some models have been specially designed to meet military requirements for size, weight, airlift capability, and compatibility with other military systems.
A 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Rough Terrain Fork Lift brings a load of palletized equipment to a KC-130 Hercules, Al Asad, Iraq, 19 November 2004.
Today in WW II: 12 Apr 1940 To pre-empt a German invasion following the German occupation of Denmark and Norway, the British occupy the strategically important Faroe Islands [Operation Valentine]. More↓