The Oshkosh M1070 Series

Posted by Chris Graham on 12th February 2021

Newly-published by Kelsey Publishing, the fifth in the Military Trucks Archive series spotlights the Oshkosh M1070 Series.

Oshkosh M1070 Series

The fifth edition in Kelsey Publishing’s popular Military Vehicles Archive bookazine series has just been published, with this edition focussing on the British Army’s Oshkosh M1070 Series tank transporter.

Number five in Kelsey Publishing’s exciting tank-transporter series, brings the story right up-to-date by covering the development and service with the British Army of the Oshkosh M1070 Series; the Caterpillar-engined monster that replaced the Scammell Commander.

The M1070F is based on the US Army’s standard, heavy-equipment tractor – the M1070 – and was purchased under an innovative private finance initiative (PFI) competition that required the successful contractor to design, build, finance, maintain and operate the vehicles for a period of 20 years. The contract called for 92 tractors, together with 89 semi-trailers, all of which were to be delivered to the MoD by October 2003.

Oshkosh M1070 Series

Edited by military vehicle expert Pat Ware, this latest, 100-page, perfect-bound, A4-format publication explores the politics of the PFI programme, describes the truck in detail, and provides a fascinating insight into how the trucks have been used.

Having been in service now for almost 20 years, most of the Oshkosh M1070Fs have seen action in Iraq and Afghanistan, and many have been put through a mid-life rebuild… yet there is still no hint of what might be used to replace them.

Oshkosh M1070 Series

This newly-published bookazine is available direct from Kelsey Publishing’s online shop for just £8.99, and you can order your copy simply by clicking here.