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And Now, The full service "posh it up", convert the back for camping,
The Pershing 2 missile system and later Patriot Missile system used them. When Pershing went belly up in 1991, the army looked around for someplace to use the MAN trucks. They were parceled out to several different units, Patriot for one. We had a shortage of HEMTT's, mainly tractors, but some cargoes also in theater. But that was the only two type units I saw with my own two eyes. I logged more then a few hundred miles with the tractor. I was in the Theater Maintenance unit for Patriot and Hawk. We were low man on the totem pole for equipment. We had all the float Patriot equipment in Europe, and for the middle east also, but no way to deliver to the customer in Germany. Or tow things to Ramstein for shipment to the Middle east. They always had to bring there broke crap to us, (or we had to beg for a tractor to tow from Ramstein) and take a serviceable one back to the barn. We picked up about 10-11 tractors.View attachment 767388View attachment 767389View attachment 767390View attachment 767391View attachment 767392View attachment 767393View attachment 767394View attachment 767395View attachment 767396View attachment 767397View attachment 767398View attachment 767399View attachment 767400View attachment 767401View attachment 767402View attachment 767403View attachment 767404View attachment 767405View attachment 767406View attachment 767407 Looks like I found the right thread for this restoration project. This vehicle appears to be a MAN KAT1 5Ton (correct me if I'm wrong). A friend of mine purchased this former US ARMY truck about 3 years ago in Reno Nevada from GP. He had some other projects to finish first, and now would like to start restoring this vehicle but, he needs manuals (Parts, Service, Operators) preferably in English, but will take them in German. He will also need a parts source here in the States or in Europe. The truck looks to be mostly complete, but the running condition is unknown. One source said these trucks were in service with the USAF & US ARMY in the 70s and 80s. This truck is the only one I recall seeing in the states, and am curious if there are others in private hands.
The red logo is perhaps a tribute to the Fox M93A1 Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance System
You plain are NOT going to screw up a thing, Brother Tracer.Ahab, this could be fun. I'm here biting my nails hoping I don't screw this up!!
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