MTV:Manufacturer: Oshkosh Corporation Service: US Army, USMC Engine: Caterpillar C7 6 cylinder heavy-duty diesel engine with 330 hp Top Speed: 55 mph Range: 300 miles Crew: 3 LMTV: Manufacturer: Oshkosh Corporation Service: US Army Engine: Caterpillar C7 6 cylinder heavy-duty diesel engine with 275 hp Top Speed: 55 mph Range: 300 miles Crew: 3
The Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles is the U.S. Army’s primary set of strategically deployable vehicles that perform general resupply, ammunition resupply, maintenance and recovery, and engineer support missions. The FMTV also serves as a weapon system platform for combat, combat support, and combat service support units in a tactical environment.
The Light Medium Tactical Vehicle has a 2.5 ton capacity (cargo, van, and chassis models) and has a companion trailer. The Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) has a 5-ton capacity (cargo, long wheelbase-cargo with and without materiel handling equipment, tractor, van, wrecker, 8.8 ton Load HAndling System, 8.8 ton LHS trailer and 10-ton dump truck models). Three truck variants and two companion trailers, with the same cube and payload capacity as their prime movers, provide air drop capability. MTV also serves as the platform for the Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and a resupply vehicle for Patriot and HIMARS. MTV operates worldwide in all weather and terrain conditions.
FMTV enhances crew survivability through the use of armor capable cabs, three-point seat belts, automatic braking system, and central tire inflation capability. FMTV enhances tactical mobility and is strategically deployable in C-5, C-17 and C-130 aircraft (excluding wrecker). It reduces the Army’s logistical footprint by providing commonality of parts and components, reduced maintenance downtime, high reliability, and high operational readiness rate.
FMTV incorporates a vehicle data bus and class V interactive electronic technical manual, significantly lowering operating and support costs as compared with older trucks. Units are equipped with FMTVs at over 68 locations worldwide; 65,172 trucks and 16, 752 trailers are in field units as of June 2012. The Army developed, tested, and installed add-on-armor and enhanced add-on-Protection kits, and a low signature armored cab for for Southwest Asia.