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M104 Wolverine  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 44
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: General Dynamics Land Systems
Parent System: M104 Wolverine
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2003
Total Production: 44
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Description: The M104 Wolverine is a heavy assault bridge designed to support the US Army's M1 Abrams heavy armor tanks during military operations. General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) developed the Wolverine based on the M1A2 SEP heavyweight tank as a replacement for the US Army's M60 AVLB. The AVLBs are too slow and can not keep the pace and their bridge is not well prepared for the heavyweight Abrams tanks that the US Army planned a replacement in the 1990s. The first M104 Wolverine entered service in 2003. The US Army plan called for the procurement of 456 such vehicles but the program was slashed to 44 units. The Wolverine is unarmed and includes a comprehensive communications suite and the proven Leguan bridge laying system from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW). The crew can lay and recover the bridge and conduct any other operation safely under armor.

M104 Wolverine Specifications

Crew: 2
Dimensions
Ground Clearance: 19 inch (483 millimeter)
Track: 25 inch (635 millimeter)
Performance
Bridge Covered Gap Length: 24 meter
Ditch Crossing Ability: 106 inch (2.69 meter)
Fording Depth: 48 inch (1.22 meter)
Max Range: 260 mile (418 kilometer)
Step Climbing Ability: 36.7 inch (932 millimeter)
Power
Power: 1,500 hp (1,119 kW)
Speed
Cross Country Speed: 32.2 kph (8.94 mps)
Top Speed: 56 kph (34.8 mph)
Time
SetUp Time: 5 minute
Weight
Max Weight: 69 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
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OperatorsItems
United States of America44
YearHoldings
201444

Grand Total 441
Propulsion Systems
AGT1500x1
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