Welcome to the world where military geeks, genius mechanics and eccentric millionaires are living the dream with blowtorches, industrial lathes and hi-tech electronics, restoring four notable battle tanks from WWII. Each episode follows one tank's story: the rebuild; the innovations that made each machine great, and the engineering flaws that proved fatal. Unique serial numbers lead us to re-trace each tank's forged-in-war history: discovering where it was made, the battles it fought and the often tragic end of its fighting career.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Tank Overhaul - Oshkosh M1070 - Netflix
The Oshkosh M1070, in A0 and A1 configurations, is the U.S. Army's current tank transporter tractor unit. In service the M1070 is coupled to a DRS Technologies M1000 semi-trailer. The primary purpose of this combination is the transport of the M1 Abrams tank. It is also used to transport, deploy, and evacuate armoured personnel carriers, self-propelled artillery, armored bulldozers and other heavy vehicles and equipment of all types. This combination replaced the earlier Oshkosh M911 tractor unit and M747 semi-trailer. Export sales of A0 and A1 variants have been made, and derivatives of the M1070 have been produced or are available, these including the M1070F and the Global HET.
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Oshkosh M1070 heavy equipment transporter and derivatives
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