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M1161 Growler


Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV)


United States | 2009



"The M1161 Growler was developed for the United States Marine Corps specifically for operations from the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft."



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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one land system design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the M1161 Growler Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV).
1 x NaviStar Defense 4-cylinder 12-valve, SOHC turbo-diesel engine developing 132 horsepower.
Installed Power
85 mph
137 kph
Road Speed
410 miles
660 km
Range
Structure
The physical qualities of the M1161 Growler Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV).
3
(MANNED)
Crew
13.6 ft
4.15 meters
O/A Length
4.9 ft
1.5 meters
O/A Width
3.9 ft
1.2 meters
O/A Height
4,542 lb
2,060 kg | 2.3 tons
Weight
Armament & Ammunition
Available supported armament, ammunition, and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the M1161 Growler Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV).
Typical:
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.
AMMUNITION:
Variable. Dependent upon armament fit.
SPECIAL EQUIPMENT:
Nightvision - YES - OPTIONAL.
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Protection (CBRN) - NONE.
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the M1161 Growler family line.
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.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the M1161 Growler. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national land systems listing.

Total Production: 1,000 Units

Contractor(s): American Growler / General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems - USA
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Image of the M1161 Growler
Image from the United States Marine Corps; Public Domain.
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Image of the M1161 Growler
Image from the United States Marine Corps; Public Domain.

Design Qualities
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to battlefield requirements.
RECONNAISSANCE
UTILITY
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
Going Further...
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