VINTAGE MILITARY TRUCKS
(COMMERCIALLY BASED TACTICAL TRUCK)
In 2000, the U.S. Army had been looking for vehicles to replace its aging tactical light-truck fleet. Creating a vehicle from scratch is expensive, so instead, decision makers used retrofitted, off-the-shelf, 1-ton trucks from the Big Three. All versions feature a diesel engine, suspension upgrades, and increased electrical capacity. It is interesting to see how the military standardizes the esoteric commercial vehicles with 37-inch tires, tow hooks, and NATO-approved jump-start connectors. Up to this point, the GM version has served some reserve units in North America.
It was based on the F-350 chassis with 4-door crew cab. The truck was modified to meet military needs. Upgraded suspension, strengthened floor for operation over rough terrain, fitted with a central tire inflation system and run-flat tires.
Dodge Ram 2500 / 3500
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