I was convinced it had a 200L fuel tank because you had to stick to the real truck's specs since it's a licensed truck, but I looked it up and the real truck actualy has a 100 gallon (378L) fuel tank. So...why did it get such a small tank in the game?
While ANK MK38 and Azov 5319 also have a 200L fuel tanks, in their case it acts as a tradeoff for their exceptional offroad performance - I suspect. Meanwhile M916A1 trades fuel capacity for what? The only thing that puts it slightly above average is the Always On diff-lock, but then again we have trucks like Tayga whitch not only have that, but also Always On AWD and 51' TMHS mud tires, yet it has a 330L fuel tank.
Lack of clear advantages is one thing, but it also has quite a few handicaps such as
Very limited frame addons choice. It can only use low saddle, high saddle and 3.7 loading crane. Also, unlike most trucks in Offroad class it can't have a crane and a saddle installed at the same time.
It can't use Stepdeck Semi-Trailer because it colides with the winch box thingy behind the cab. Even Sideboard Semi-Trailer colides with the winch, but not as badly - can still turn.
It cant use Fuel Carrier Semi-Trailer at all.
Combination of high center of gravity, stiff suspension and fairly narrow track width makes it rather tippy.
Special Offroad gearbox - in theory this should be nice since you get Offroad gearbox straight away. However it makes you unable to use Highrange gearbox which is what most people use, since it allows you to be faster with little price to pay. Also, this truck is a Level 17 unlock so you most likely already have Offroad gearbox unlocked by that time. Esentialy all it does is, it takes away ability to chose gearbox type yourself.
It's the second slowest offroad truck in the game: https://i.redd.it/d2dnkwan6vc51.jpg
Honestly I think even giving it the 378L fuel tank wouldn't be an overkill, this truck really needs something to stand out and that could be it. I've spent hundreds of hours playing coop and I rarely see anyone anyone using this truck, which is a shame since it's a dope military vehicle.
You spent money to get the Freightliner license to be able to put this truck in the game and then you draw it pointless with the halved fuel tank. What gives?