M54A2 Cargo Truck, 5-ton, 6x6 with winch


The M54 Truck, officially designated Truck, Cargo, 5 Ton 6×6 M54, is a heavy cargo truck developed by, and deployed primarily with, the United States Armed Forces. The vehicle is a member of the M39 series of trucks. It is rated for five-ton (4536 kg) cargo loads, cross-country, and ten-ton (9718 kg) cargo loads, highway, making it a heavy truck. The basic M54 is fitted with a Continental gasoline engine, whereas variants had different engines.

The M54 was the primary heavy truck of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine forces during the Vietnam War. It was used to haul cargo, and was also modified to serve as a gun truck by adding armor and various weapons, including double, or Quadmount .50 caliber machine gun. The truck was also used by the U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force, and was deployed by ARVN forces in Vietnam as well.

Although most noted for its extensive use in Vietnam, due to its reliability, the M54 continues to serve in armed forces around the world to the present day.



Located at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

Pictures taken and shared by Matt Riesmeyer