Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck

The heavy expanded mobility tactical truck (HEMTT) comes in five configurations, designed for different combat-support missions. The M978 tanker refuels tactical vehicles and helicopters in forward locations. The M983 tractor tows the trailer-mounted Pershing and Patriot missile systems. The M984 recovery vehicle uses a lift-and-tow system to recover disabled vehicles in two-three minutes. The M977 and M985 cargo trucks carry all types of equipment, especially ammunition. All but the tanker have optional material-handling cranes at the rear of the vehicle.

Length: 33.4 feet (M977, M978, M985)
32.8 feet (M984)
29.2 feet (M983)
Width: 8.5 feet
Height: 7.8 feet
Weight: 31 tons (M977, M978, M983)
34 tons (M985)
49 tons (M984)
Speed: 55 miles per hour
Range: 300 miles
Crew: 2

Line Drawing: Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck

page created 11 June 2001

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