1-11.2. EXPANDED CAPACITY, ENHANCED (M1152)
a. Purpose of the Vehicle. The M1152 expanded capacity utility truck is used
to transport personnel. The M1152 comes equipped with Integrated Armor Protection
(IAP) which provides added ballistic protection for armament components, crew, and
ammunition. M1152 vehicles are capable of transporting a two-man crew and eight
passengers. The M1152 provides the capability to secure and transport the S250
electrical equipment shelter with a total payload (including crew) of 5,280 pounds
(2,395 kilograms). For higher payload capacity, the M1152 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.
b. Performance. Fully-loaded M1152 utility trucks will climb road grades as
steep as 60% (31) and traverse a side slope of up to 40% (22). The vehicle fords
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.