1-11.1. EXPANDED CAPACITY, ARMAMENT CARRIER (M1151)
a. Purpose of Vehicle. The M1151 expanded capacity armament carrier provides
mounting and firing of the MK19 automatic grenade launcher, M2, caliber .50 machine
gun; M60, 7.62 mm machine gun; M240B, 7.62 mm machine gun; and M249, 5.56 mm
Squad Assault Weapon (SAW); ring-mounted with a 360 arc of fire, with armor
protection for crew, weapon components, and ammunition. The M1151 comes equipped
with Integrated Armor Protection (IAP) which provides added ballistic protection for
4,040 pounds (1,833 kilograms). For higher payload capacity, the M1151 is equipped
with a reinforced frame, crossmembers, lifting shackles, heavy-duty variable rate rear
springs, shock absorbers, reinforced control arms, heavy-duty tires and rims, and a
transfer case and differential with a modified gear ratio. M1151P1 vehicles have a total
payload, including crew, of 1,800 pounds (816 kilograms).
b. Performance. Fully-loaded M1151 armament carriers will climb road grades
as steep as 60% (31) and traverse a side slope of up to 40% (22). The vehicles ford
hard bottom water crossings up to 30 inches (76 centimeters) without a deep water
fording kit and 60 inches (152 centimeters) with the kit. Refer to table 1-10 for
Special Limitations. None.
d. Special Instructions in the Manual.
to chapter 2, section
III, Operation Under Usual Conditions.
(WITH PERIMETER ARMOR)