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M901 ITV

e M901 ITV is a tank-destroyer made by the BAe System to be used by the U.S Army, the M901 is based on the M113 APC.

Description[edit | edit source]

The M901 is an M113 vehicle family, specially adapted with a tower for launching TOW missiles. This is an anti-tank vehicle. This equipment has the tower M-27, (known as "Hammerhead") which has two TOW missiles in launch position immediately. Each vehicle carries up to 2 missiles ready to fire, and ten more missiles inside. This system was designed to allow a greater ability to reach the target by shooting first. The tower type 'Hammer Head' has been installed in other vehicles. There is a version known as 'FISTV' used for description and location of targets and works in conjunction with the M-901 ITV. Actually, though, even as classified as a tank-destroyer, the M901-ITV has no offensive function, and is intended for purely defensive missions because he did not have any chance of facing a heavy or medium tank, since there is no adequate armor to withstand any shooting.

Operators[edit | edit source]

Specifications[edit | edit source]

General Characterisics[edit | edit source]

  • Crew: 5

    M901 of the Hellenic Army

  • Height: 3.35m
  • Length: 4.83m
  • Width: 2.69m
  • Max Weight: 11800 kg

Performance[edit | edit source]

  • Engine: Detroit Diesel 6V-53 6cyl
  • Power: 215 hp
  • Traction System: Caterpillars
  • Maximum Speed: 68 km/h

Armament[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

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