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Us Army trucks info, and some errata on DCS World.


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Meanwhile I was check DCS, I discover a little mistake on the US Army trucks present on DCS World. On the encyclopedia, appears a 6x6 US truck called M818, a tractor truck coming from LOMAC / FC times.

Has two main problems. First, the M818 has trailer truck capable of towing semitrailers.

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Second: The truck present on DCS World has a M813 cargo version.
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That two trucks was part of the old M809 Serie 5 Tons 6x6 truck, used from late Vietnam war to 80s.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M809_series_5-ton_6x6_truck

 

That has a evolution of the old Cold war / main Vietnam era M54 cargo trucks, with replace the old WW2 6x4 trucks on the Us Army. That maintain on use to 90s
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M54_5-ton_6x6_truck

 

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The M809 series evolved to the M929 series trucks on 80s
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M939_series_5-ton_6x6_truck

 

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On the 90s the old 6x6, 4x4 and other trucks was replaced by the new M1083-1091 truck series (Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_Medium_Tactical_Vehicles


M1083 with armored cabin

 

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Now, the Us Army has testing FMTV A2 family (expected 2022).
FMTV_A2.jpg

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The "old" M818 Lomac / FC truck on DCS World.

M818_truck_Lomac_FC.jpg


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I noticed this also. Wanting to make myself some particular liveries, I was looking for the m-818 model in DCS and couldn't find the actual truck. But, I found a livery folder for m818 and .lua description files pointing to a vehicle that isn't in the install. Everything led back to confusing the m939 straight truck version for the 818 tractor version. Would definitely like to have an 818 and a trailer for it though.

 

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