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Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) 6x6 Multi-Pupose Vehicle (1998)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 6/24/2013

the MTVR is in service with the United States Navy and Marines.

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The Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (or "MTVR") is a heavy-duty utility vehicle produced by Oshkosh Truck Corporation in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA. The 7-ton truck system was first fielded in 1998 and was initially conceived as a modernized variant of the 5-ton utility trucks already in use. As the project progressed, it became inevitable that the MTVR would become its own new series of 7-ton utility truck.

The MTVR features a 425 turbocharged engine driving a seven-speed Allison HD 4070P automatic electronic control WTEC III gearbox. Power is distributed all six driving wheels and the system can carry a payload of seven to fifteen tons depending on road surface (ie more payload when driving on smoother surfaces).

Different bed sizes are available as is a powered dp Manufacturing S-20K winch system with a capacity of 20,000lbs (9,072kg). The variants show the MTVR to be highly adaptable for any cargo hauling / carrying / winching occasion. Some standard armaments are available for self-defense and sit in a mounted position above the cab (as pictured above) though the system would usually be utilized in conjunction with armed HMMWV (Humvees).

The cab (with room for three) is constructed out of extruded welded aluminum and features adhesively bonded corrosion resistant skin plating. A one-piece front windshield in standard as well as a suspension-supported drivers seat. Air conditioning is optional. The MTVR itself is engineered to operate in temperature extremes between -50 degrees and 125 degrees F. Other features include a Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS) with preset tire pressures and an automatic function triggered by the operator.

As of this writing, the MTVR is currently in service with the United States Navy (Seabees) and the United States Marines. Kits available include an artic kit, machine gun mounting kit, chemical alarm kit, tire chain kit and others. The MTVR is designed to be transported in a C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster III, C-141 Starlifter and a C-130 (with some preparation). Transportation by a CH-53 is also possible.

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Specifications for the
Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR)
6x6 Multi-Pupose Vehicle


Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Oshkosh Truck Corporation - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1998
Production: Not Available


Focus Model: Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR)
Crew: 3


Overall Length: 0.00ft (0.00m)
Width: 0.00ft (0.00m)
Height: 0.00ft (0.00m)
Weight: 67.3 US Short Tons (61,069kg; 134,634lbs)


Powerplant: 1 x Caterpillar C-12 electronic control Adam III turbodiesel 4-stroke inline 6-cylinder engine generating 425hp @ 1,800rpm.


Maximum Speed: 0mph (0 km/h)
Maximum Range: 300 miles (483 km)


NBC Protection: Yes - Optional
Nightvision: None


Armament:
Mission specific armament may include:

1 x 12.7mm machine gun
1 x 7.62mm machine gun


Ammunition:
Dependent on mission


Variants:
MK23 - Shortbed model sans winch system


MK25 - Shortbed model with powered winch system.

MK27 - Features longbed sans winch system.

MK28 - Features longbed with powered winch system.

MK30 - Fifth wheel variant (in design)

MK34 - Dump Truck Variant

MK36 RV - Recovery Vehicle


Operators:
the United States of America