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M1161 Growler

Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV)

The M1161 Growler was developed for the United States Marine Corps specifically for operations from the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 6/22/2017
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Year: 2009
Manufacturer(s): American Growler / General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems - USA
Production: 1,000
Crew: 3
Length: 13.62 ft (4.15 m)
Width: 4.92 ft (1.5 m)
Height: 3.94 ft (1.2 m)
Weight: 2 tons (2,060 kg; 4,542 lb)
Power: 1 x NaviStar Defense 4-cylinder 12-valve, SOHC turbo-diesel engine developing 132 horsepower.
Speed: 85 mph (137 kph)
Ceiling: 410 miles (660 km)
Operators: United States


1 x 12.7mm Browning M2 heavy machine gun
1 x 7.62mm M240G medium machine gun OR 1 x 40mm Mk 19 Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL).

Also any personal weapons carried by the crew.

Variable. Dependent upon armament fit.

Variants / Models

• M1161 'Growler' - Base Series Designation; general combat configuration.
• M1163 - Prime mover variant for towing the 120mm M327 series heavy mortar; doubles as ammunition carrier vehicle as well.
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