The most widely used 2.5-ton military truck is the M35, which served as the base for a series of modifications based on the service’s needs. For example, M35 trucks have been modified into a variety of uses including fire-fighting engines, fuel and water tankers, personnel transport vehicles, and light-artillery bombardiers.
The M35 was developed in the 1940s by General Motors. While production ceased in 1988, many of these trucks are still in service due to their durability and adaptability. The M35 has a 6x6 wheel configuration, and is able to ford water up to 2 meters when fitted with the M35 water-fording kit.