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M915A1 Line Haul Tractor

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2017
1. M915A1 Line Haul Tractor Marker
Inscription.

When the military travels world wide they tend to bring a lot of material. The M915A1 was developed as a way to streamline the shipping of needed material used by the military over the standard 2 1/2 and 5 ton trucks. The early versions produced by AM General included the M915 and M915A1 models. Later Versions [sic] M915A3 to A5 versions were produced by the Freightliner companies. A total of 2,200 M915A1 models were purchased by the military. This particular M915A1 model was used by the 213th Area Support Group's (ASG) 131st Transportation Company.

Entered Service: 1978
Manufacturer: AM General
Weight: 14 tons
Length: 6.65 Meters (21.82 feet)
Width: 2.43 Meters (7.97 feet)
Height: 3.60 Meters (11.83 feet)
Crew: 2 (Driver and Co-Driver)
Engine: Cummins NTC-400 Big Cam II diesel and Allison HT-750 CRD transmission.
Horsepower: 400 hp
Max Speed: 91km/h (57 mph)
Range: 448 km (280 miles)
Weapon System: The vehicle does not contain any defensive weapons system. The crews are personally armed with their personal weapons for self defense.

 
Erected by Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum.
 
Location. 40° 25.945′ N, 76° 34.197′ W. Marker is in

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By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2017
2. M915A1 Line Haul Tractor and Marker
Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County. Marker is at the intersection of Fisher Avenue and Clement Avenue/Wiley Road, on the left when traveling east on Fisher Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annville PA 17003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. M2/M59 Howitzer (a few steps from this marker); M578 LRV (a few steps from this marker); M42 Duster (a few steps from this marker); M110 Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint-Avold Tribute to 3rd American Army (within shouting distance of this marker); 40 & 8 Boxcar (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Armored Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Indiantown Gap.
 
Also see . . .  Pennsylvania National Guard Military Museum. (Submitted on February 2, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRoads & VehiclesWar, Cold
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2017
3. M915A1 Line Haul Tractor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 133 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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