Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement MTVR

Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement

Manufacturer: Oshkosh Corporation

Service: USMC, USN Engine: Caterpillar C13 440 hp 12.8 L, Caterpillar C9 400 hp 8.8 L Max Speed: 65 mph

The Oshkosh MTVR or Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement is a purpose-designed military truck for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The MTVR entered production in 2005. It replaces the M939 and ageing M809 5-ton 6x6 trucks. The new truck offers greater mobility, payload and reliability. Over 11,000 of MTVR trucks were delivered by 2012. Another 260 vehicles were ordered for delivery in 2013. Export operators are Egypt and Iraq.

All versions of the MTVR use the same 6x6 all wheel drive configuration. The engine is located under a forward fiberglass bonnet. The roof of the cab with hinged aluminum windscreen and door frames can be folded down to reduce overall height.

The MTVR can carry a payload of seven tons or up to fifteen tons driving on smoother surfaces, while simultaneously being able to tow an eleven ton load. The MTVR is highly adaptable for any cargo hauling, carrying or winching. It's wide versatility makes the MTVR an integral part of the Marine Corps logistical backbone. This vehicle is the prime mover for the M777 howitzer, troops, fuel, water and a wide variety of other equipment.

The MTVR truck can be fitted with armor protection kit or armed with a 12.7-mm or 7.62-mm machine gun. Armament sit in a mounted position above the cab.

The Oshkosh MTVR is powered by the Caterpillar C-12 11.9-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 425 hp. It has a full-time all-wheel drive. Vehicle has an independent suspension and is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. This military truck has good cross-country performance. The MTVR uses some commercially available driveline components. Some versions of the MTVR are fitted with a 9-ton capacity winch. Vehicle can be airlifted by the C-130 Hercules aircraft (with some preparation), and CH-53 helicopter.

Variants: 4x4 short bed cargo truck MK23 standard cargo variant MK25 standard cargo variant with self-recovery winch MK27 long wheelbase cargo variant MK28 long wheelbase cargo variant with self-recovery winch MK29 dump truck MK30 dump truck with self-recovery winch MK31 tractor truck MK36 wrecker MK37 HIMARS resupply vehicle LHS (Load Handling System), 9-ton 6x6 LHS, 16.5-ton 8x8

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