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Oshkosh LVSR

Heavy High Mobility Truck

Oshkosh LVSR

The Oshkosh LVSR will become the mainstay of the USMC logistics fleet

 
 
Country of origin United States
Entered service 2009
Configuration 10x10
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 24 t
Maximum load 12 - 20.4 t
Length 10.83 m
Width 2.49 m
Height 2.59 m
Mobility
Engine Caterpillar C15 diesel
Engine power 600 hp
Maximum road speed 105 km/h
Range 480 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 2.5 m
Fording 1.52 m

 

   In 2006 the US Marine Corps selected the Oshkosh LVSR (Logistic Vehicle System Replacement) heavy tactical trucks to replace the ageing Oshkosh Mk.48 series, which was launched in 1985 and currently is the mainstay of the USMC logistics fleet. The new military truck was developed by the Oshkosh Truck Corporation. It is similar in concept to the US Army Palletized Load System (PLS). Overall USMC requirement is for over 2 000 heavy high mobility trucks, including variants. First production vehicles were delivered in 2009. In the same year these heavy trucks were deployed in Afghanistan.

   The main function for this heavy utility truck is to transport heavy engineering and combat equipment, containers and basic supplies, such as ammunition, fuel and water. This 10x10 vehicle has a payload capacity of about 12 t off-road and 20.4 t on hard surface roads. It can also tow a trailer.

   The MKR18 cargo carrier version of the LVSR is equipped with a Multilift load handling system and can load and unload flatracks or containers both on the prime mover and trailer without external material handling equipment. All adapters and lift hardware are carried on the vehicle. It uses standard NATO flatracks.

   The Oshkosh LVSR is capable of meeting the operational requirements of Marine Corps expeditionary missions throughout the world. It is fitted with an integrated armored cab and energy-absorbing seats. This cab provides accommodation for driver and one passenger. Add-on armor kit can be fitted for a higher level of protection.

   The Oshkosh LVSR shares a number of automotive components with the Oshkosh MTVR heavy utility truck. It is powered by a Caterpillar C15 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 600 hp. Engine is located behind and under the cab. Such layout allowed to reduce height of the vehicle. Also such design protects damage of the radiator or blockage with mud. Vehicle has a full time all-wheel drive and is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. The LVSR has good cross country mobility over any terrain. In order to reduce turning radius these military trucks have a four-axle steering. The front two and the back two axles are steered.

   This heavy truck can be airlifted by the C-5A Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft. Height of the vehicle can be reduced by 50 cm for easier transportation. With additional preparation it can be airlifted by the C-141 Starlifter.

 

Variants

 

   MKR15 wrecker. In 2011 USMC ordered nearly 70 of these wreckers. These were planned to be delivered in 2012;

   MKR16 tractor truck. It is used in conjunction with M870A2 semi-trailer. On hard surface roads it can tow loads with a maximum weight of about 45 t. Typically it is used to tow heavy equipment, combat and engineer vehicles, as well as various other military loads. USMC ordered 200 of these tractors. First production vehicles were planned to be delivered in 2011;

   MKR18 cargo carrier. It is fitted with a Multilift load handling system. It can load and unload flatracks or containers both on the prime mover and trailer without external material handling equipment. All adapters and lift hardware are carried on the vehicle. It uses standard NATO flatracks. It is the first production vehicle of the LVSR fleet. Deliveries of these vehicles began in 2009;

   MMRS a proposed heavy recovery vehicle. It was designed to recover MRAP vehicles, as well as other heavy wheeled or tracked military vehicles. It can recover and tow vehicles with a maximum weight of about 45 t. It is broadly similar to the MKR15 wrecker, but also has a powerful recovery boom.

 

 
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