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Saw a K5 on the Iraq War Coverage

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BrianDamage, Apr 17, 2003.

  1. BrianDamage

    BrianDamage 1/2 ton status

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    They were doing one of those "message to home" things and in the background behind the soldier was a K5 in desert colors!

    I didn't think that the military was still using them, but I guess they are.
     
  2. MontanaLifted

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    Aside from Humm-V's the 83-85 K5's are what we use. They are indestructable and easy to fix and get parts for. Alot of them are either heavy halfs, 3/4 ton and some have been turned into 1-tons. I think just about all of them are the carburated diesels.
    I just got back from serving another tour in the middle east and at least 50% of our smaller personnel vehicles are K5's.

    I've got a picture of the one that I had the pleasure of abusing! I'll post the photo in here later on this evening.

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  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    No such thing as a carbed diesel...they're all direct injection.

    Rene
     
  4. MontanaLifted

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    Would I be correct in saying "normally aspirated"?

    as opposed to turbo diesel.

    I thought I saw carbs on them though. I will correct myself just as soon as I go pop the hood up on one this afternoon.

    Anyway the picture I have is still a good one. You all will like the home made camo netting boxed rear instead of the fiberglass cap
     

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