1977-02-01

Army's Experience On One & One Quarter Ton Commercial Trucks 770338

The M880 Series 1¼ Ton Commercial Truck System is the U.S. Army's first large scale project to selectively replace existing militarily designed tactical vehicles with commercial vehicles. This program was initiated under the guidance of the U.S. Army's Wheels Study (1971) which was a comprehensive analysis of the Army's management and utilization of wheeled vehicles and related equipment. To date, over 15,000 commercial 1¼ ton vehicles have been fielded worldwide to active army and foreign military sales customers with an additional 28,000 vehicles to be fielded during the remainder of 1977. The M880's are experiencing a high degree of acceptance by the using personnel.

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