FIGURE 15. M49A2C TANKER TRUCK.
The M49A2C and M50A2 tanker trucks have a liquid capacity of 1,000 gallons. They are equipped
with engine-driven dispensing pumps and all necessary hoses and fittings for pickup or dispensing.
The M49A2C is used for fuel transport, and the M50A2 is used for water.
The 5-ton series of vehicles is designed for use on all types of roads and cross-country terrain in all
weather conditions. It is a six-wheel-drive vehicle, powered by a six-cylinder, in-line, multifuel or
diesel engine, with a five-speed (manual or automatic) transmission and two-speed transfer case. It
has six-wheel air brakes or air-assisted hydraulic brakes. The front axle uses leaf-spring suspension,
while the rear axles are mounted together on a bogie-type suspension system. It uses hydraulic-
assist power steering. All these vehicles use the same basic chassis with minor differences in length
and power take-offs.