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Wrecker

M1089

The M1089 wrecker is a member of US Army's family of 4x4 and 6x6 tactical vehicles

 
 
M1089A1
Entered service 1999
Crew 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 15.95 t
Length 9.3 m
Width 2.44 m
Height 2.85 m
Performance
Lifting capacity (at 4.26 m) 5 t
Winch capacity 2 x 13.6 t
Towed load 25 t
Mobility
Engine Caterpillar C7 diesel
Engine power 330 hp
Maximum road speed 94 km/h
Range over 483 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.6 m
Fording 0.9 m
Fording (with preparation) 1.52 m

 

   The M1089 wrecker is a member of the US Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV). These family includes army trucks with 4x4 and 6x6 configuration. Production commenced in 1996. Originally these recovery vehicles were produced by Stewart & Stevenson. Later this company was acquired by Armor Holdings Inc. Later it was taken over by BAE Systems. Since 2012 these wreckers are produced by Oshkosh corporation. The M1089 wrecker is widely used by the US Army. It has been exported to Bangladesh (17 units) and Jordan (10 units).

   This wrecker is based on the M1083 cargo truck. Most of the automotive components and drive train are identical. The M1089 is fitted with a recovery hamper. It has a recovery winch with twin line pull. Each line has a 13.6 t capacity and 100 m of cable. Also there is a 5 t capacity material handling crane for various lifting tasks. Vehicle is also fitted with a lift and tow assembly, that can handle loads of 5 000 kg. There are stabilizer jacks on each side, that are lowered to the ground during recovery and craning operations. All recovery and lifting operations can be controlled remotely from the vehicle.

   The main role of this 5 ton wrecker is to support US Army's FMTV series vehicles with 4x4 and 6x6 configuration. As well as other wheeled military vehicles. The M1089 recovers damaged, immobilized, swamped, stuck, or overturned vehicles. If required, this wrecker also tows them to maintenance units. Immobilized, damaged and uncontrolled vehicles are towed semi-lifted. It can tow vehicles with a maximum weight of 25 t.

   The cab accommodates driver and two passengers. Experience in Iraq led to development of an armored cab. It is known as Low Signature Armored Cab (LSAC). Two man team can remove and replace a standard cab by an armored cab in the field within 4 hours. The armored cab provides protection for the occupants against small arms fire, artillery shell splinters and mine blasts. These were widely used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Later a new Long Term Armor Strategy (LTAS) armored cab appeared. It can adapt various armor levels, depending on the threat.

   Earlier version of the M1089 was powered by a Caterpillar 3126B 6.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 290 hp. But the newer M1089A1 is powered by a Caterpillar C7 7.2-liter turbocharged diesel, developing 330 hp. Engine is mated to an Allison 7-speed automatic transmission. Vehicle has a full-time 6x6 configuration. It is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. Once fitted with a deep fording kit it fords water obstacles up to 1.5 m deep.

   The M1089 wrecker can be airlifted by C-130 Hercules or similar military transport aircraft. Height of the vehicle is reduced for air transport.

 

Variants

 

   M1089A1 improved model. It replaced in production the original M1089 in 1999. It is fitted with a more powerful Caterpillar C7 7.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 330 hp. This vehicle also has upgraded transmission;

   M1089A1P2 vehicle fitted with a new cab. It is produced since around 2009. It is called a Long Term Armor Strategy (LTAS) cab. It is factory installed and can adapt armor levels, depending on the threat. It provides higher level of protection than the previous Low Signature Armored Cab.

 

 

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