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Oshkosh FMTV question
HermannB
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 02:50 AM GMT+7
Found this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fc82_0tUv4

video of the parade celebrating 100 years of Oshkosh Truck Corporation.
On the 30 min. mark, on can see a FMTV M1083 with a kind of a tank superstructure. Could this be a military fuel tanker or an
off-road fire-fghting engine?
BruceJ8365
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 04:11 AM GMT+7
It may be a privately owned vehicle.

There's a sign with someone's name on the front and the extra hand grab bars around the front is something I see people add when they convert theirs.

There's an emblem on the side that looks like space theme ... a picture of the earth with something over it.

If it is military, it may be some sort of comms vehicle, but these are usually on trailers so they can be set up and left in place.
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 04:30 AM GMT+7
That IS a puzzler. Maybe Gino might have some idea????
Frenchy
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 04:52 AM GMT+7
Looks like the one that was used in the movie Transformers 4 : Age of Extinction :







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H.P.
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 05:02 AM GMT+7
Frenchy it looks like you nailed it. Any idea what it is really used for? Fuel tanker? Bomb disposal? Crowd control water cannon truck???
Frenchy
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 05:07 AM GMT+7
I believe it's a movie prop, not based on a real vehicle...

H.P.

WarWheels
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 07:03 AM GMT+7
As far as I know, the only FMTV Tanker was the M1091 5-ton Tanker. However, in present Oshkosh literature, that version isn't listed any longer. Here's a link to some info and pics. But, it sure doesn't look like the vehicle pictured here.

https://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/m1091.htm
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 08:01 AM GMT+7
I think Frenchy is right, movie prop. I am fairly sure I see bullet holes in the rear tank.