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M9 Armored Combat Earthmover

The M9 Armored Combat Earthmover is a highly mobile, armored tracked vehicle that provides combat engineer support to front-line Army and Marine forces. Its capabilities include eliminating enemy obstacles, maintaining and repairing of roads and supply routes and construction of fighting positions.
M9 Armored Combat Earthmover

Status

In active service

Contractor

Manufactured by: United Defense Limited Partnership

Crew

1 Operator

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 6.24 meters 20.46 feet
Width: 2.79 meters 9.17 feet
Height: 3 meters 9.83 feet
Maximum trench crossing: 1.57 meters 5.17 feet
Ground clearance: 33.2 centimeters 13 inches
Weight
Travel weight: ~16 783 kilograms 37 000 pounds
Features
Power plant: one Cummins V903C; eight cylinder, vee diesel engine
Performance: 295 horsepower (at 2 600 rpm)
Fuel capacity: ~507 liters 134 gallons
Maximum speed on land: ~48 kilometers per hour 30 miles per hour
Maximum speed on water: ~5 kilometers per hour 3 miles per hour
Cruise range: ~322 kilometers 200 miles
Fording depth: ~0.91 meters 36 inches

Timeline

1986 - Date deployed