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M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicle

The M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV) is a tracked, armored engineer vehicle specifically designed for conducting in-stride breaching of minefields and complex obstacles. Major components of this system include a Full-Width Mine Plow (FWMP), two linear demolition charges (LDC), a lane-marking system, a remote control system, and weapon station integration on a modified M1 tank chassis.
M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicle Copyright © Lance Cpl. William Hester, U.S. Marine Corps

Status

In active service

Contractor

Manufactured by: General Dynamics Land Systems

Crew

1 Driver (Optional remote)
1 Commander (Optional remote)

Weapon systems

Main equipment
M58 Mine Clearing Line Charge
Commander's weapon
M2 .50 Caliber Machine Gun

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 7.92 meters 26 feet
Length (with Full-Width Mine Plow): 12,34 meters 40.5 feet
Width: 3.66 meters 12 feet
Width (with Lane Marking System deployed): 4.55 meters 14.92 feet
Height: 2.92 meters 9.58 feet
Weight
Curb weight: 57.15 metric tons 63 short tons
Features
Power plant: one Honeywell AGT-1500 gas turbine engine
Performance: 1 500 horsepower