The US M809 Military Truck Family

The US M809 Military Truck Family

The US M809 Military Truck Family is a former work horse of the US Army during the Cold War and Post War years. It entered service during the 1950’s as a common 6×6 chassis, on which a family of varying rolled vehicles have been built on, with an estimated production run of 92,000+ vehicles. It was replaced following the introduction of the FMTV family.

The US M809 Military Truck Family Specifications

Configuration 6 x 6
Cab seating 1 + 1 / 2 men
Weight (empty) 9.73 tonne
Maximum load 4.5 tonne
Length 7.65m
Width 2.46m
Height 2.95m
Engine Cummins NHC-250 diesel
Engine power 250 hp
Maximum road speed 84 km/h

Family Variants

M813 cargo truck
M814 long wheelbase cargo truck
M815 bolster truck
M816 recovery vehicle
M817 dump truck
M818 tractor truck
M819 recovery vehicle
M820 van-bodied truck
M821 bridge transporter

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