BTW when did the A1's start?I don't have the answer to that Dave. By personal observation, I know the Marines were putting 14.00s on M809 and M939 (A0) series trucks mid to late 1980s, before the A1 started being delivered, but I don't know if that inspired the A1, or if it was already on the horizon. David Doyle, or someone with his kind of knowledge, is going to have to answer that.
We called the 14.00 trucks Big Foot.
An incidental bit of information - the Marines did not use the M939A2s, by that point they were looking at the MTVR instead.
I'd love to find one of those USMC license plates they used in Japan.
CES, glad to be of help
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