|Manufactured by: American Growler|
The Growler is developed by American Growler company. Initial design was based on the drivetrain of the M151 MUTT jeep. The Growler was specially designed to be transported internally by the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor transport, however, it also fits inside the CH-47 Chinook or the CH-53 Super Stallion helicopters. Once the Osprey has landed, the Growler is ready to go within one minute.
Other features include:
The baseline model is the M1161, it fulfils multiple roles. It can be used as utility, scout or fast attack vehicle. It is designed to carry a crew of four with sufficient supply of fuel, food, water and ammunition for a 3-day mission.
The other version used by the U.S. Marine Corps, is the M1163 Prime Mover. It is shorter and carries a crew of two. It tows either a mortar or an ammunition trailer loaded with 30 mortar rounds in enclosed containers.
|2009 - Entered service|
|Length: 4.14 meters 13.58 feet|
|Width: 1.52 meters 5 feet|
|Height: 1.92 meters 6.29 feet|
|Maximum trench crossing: 0.4 meters ~1.3 feet|
|Vertical obstacle: 0.4 meters ~1.3 feet|
|Curb weight: ~2 058 kilograms 4 536 pounds|
|Gross vehicle weight: ~2 965 kilograms 6 536 pounds|
|Power plant: one Navistar 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel engine|
|Performance: 132 horsepower|
|Fuel capacity: ~2 x 49 liters 2 x 13 gallon tanks|
|Fuel consumption: ~14 liters per 100 kilometers 17 miles per gallon|
|Maximum speed: ~137 kilometers per hour 85 miles per hour|
|Cruise range: ~580 kilometers up to 360 miles|
|Fording depth: 76.2 centimeters 30 inches|