m35a2.jpg (96442 bytes)

1975 AM General M35 2.5 ton cargo truck  
USAF markings, 106th Air Control Squadron, Utah Air National Guard


M35A2C 2.5-Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck

This particular truck was an Air Force truck. It was assigned to the Utah Air National Guard and belonged to the 106th Air Control Squadron. There is a small outline of the state of Utah on the passenger’s side of the front bumper with 106 ACS in it. It is barely visible now. (Looking for a larger picture of the patch, info on and other data on the now decommissioned 106th ACS)

The vehicle was turned in to DRMO at Sharp Army Depot, sat for over a year there, had parts striped off it and was sold at auction by GL. The person who bought it sold it to me. I’ve replaced the troop seats, the windshield and the hardtop cab. It’s a great truck and that "C" version engine is a great "Whistler".

Currently it has a few miles over 6000 on it. I’ve left it with the Air Force markings as I was in the AF Reserves and Air National Guard for 7 yrs.

General Specifications (each truck may be slightly different than others and may have been manufactured by other companies)

Name M35A2C 2.5-Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck
Manufacturer AM General
Year 1975
Cargo capacity Cross-country: 5,000 lbs
Highway: 10,000 lbs
Towed load Cross-country: 6,000 lbs
Highway: 10,000 lbs
Height 112 in (9 ft 4 in)
(Reduced height 81 in)
Length 264.25 in (22 ft 1/4 in)
Width 96 in (8 ft)
Weight Empty: 14,930 lbs
Gross (cross-country): 19,430 lbs
Gross (highway): 21,930 lbs
Van deck height 50 in
Rear door opening Height: 70 1/2 in (5 ft 10 1/2 in)
Width (one door open): 31 3/4 in (2 ft 7 3/4 in)
Width (both doors open): 51 3/4 in (4 ft 3 3/4 in)
Van interior dimensions Height at center: 77 1/2 in (6 ft 5 1/2 in)
Width: 90 in (7 ft 6 in)
Length: 144 1/2 in (12 ft 1/2 in)
Pintle height 36 1/8 in
Ground clearance Under axle: 12 1/2 in
Under chassis: 10 15/16 in
Vehicle/bridge classification Empty: 6
Cross-country: 8
Highway: 10
Wheel base 154 in (12 ft 10 in)
Approach angle 47 deg
Departure angle 40 deg
Turning radius 36 ft
Cruising range 300 mi (max payload, @ 1500 RPM)
275 mi (max payload + max towed load, @ 1500 RPM)
Fording depth 30 in
Tires 9.00 x 20, 8 ply. Tire+wheel weighs around 200 lbs.
Tire inflation Highway: 50 psi
Cross-country: 35 psi
Mud, sand, snow: 15 psi
Brakes Hydraulic, with air boost and glad hands for towing trailers with air brakes


Engine Hercules LD-465-1C 6-cylinder multifuel diesel with turbocharger
Power 130 HP at 2600 RPM
Torque 305 pound-feet
Displacement 478 cu. in. (7.8 liters)
Engine weight 1,650 lbs
Idle speed 800-850 RPM
Operating speed 1500-2600 RPM
Oil pressure at idle (min) 10 psi
Oil pressure at full power (max) 75 psi
Coolant temperature 180F to 200F
Fuel consumption 5-6 mpg

Fill Capacities

Cooling system 32 quarts
Differential 6 qts (each of 3 diffs)
Engine oil (crankcase only) 20 quarts
Engine oil (crankcase and filters) 22 quarts
Fuel 50 gallons




Military Service

Marine Corps League

Military Vehicle Clubs

My Military Vehicles

Military Radio Gear
Amatuer Radio

Items For Sale

Flag Dedication Page
Gysgt. R. Lee Ermey

PS Magazine

Military History Sites
Favorite Links
Friends Military Vehicles
Military Vehicle Pictures
Gov't Surplus Sites
Copyright 2004-2023 ODGreen.net All rights reserved.