||CAT (Carrier Ammunition Tracked), CATV (Carrier Ammunition Tracked Vehicle)|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Date Of Introduction
||During operation: 3
During transit: Maximum of 8
|During operation: 3|
During transit: Maximum of 5
||28.75 tons (26.1 mt)|
||13.5 psi (0.95 kg/cm²)|
||21.875 ft (6.67 m)
||21.67 ft (6.6 m)|
||10.33 ft (3.15 m)
||10.33 ft (3.15 m)|
||10.625 ft (3.24 m) - Without MG
||11.92 ft (3.63 m)|
||14.5 in (0.37 m)
||15 in (0.38 m)|
||Turbocharged, 2-cycle, V-8, Detroit Diesel 8V71T 405 hp (302 kw) diesel
||Turbocharged, 2-cycle, V-8, Detroit Diesel 8V71T 440 hp (328 kw) diesel (LHR/CS)|
||Allison XTG411-2A. 4 speed forward, 2 speed reverse.
||Allison XTG411-4. 4 speed forward, 2 speed reverse.|
||220 miles (354 km)|
||135 gal (511 l) diesel|
||35 mph (56 km/h)|
||7 mph (11 km/h)|
|Cross Country Speed
|Fording Depth||3.5 ft (1.1 m)|
|Trench Crossing||6 ft (1.8 m) |
|Vertical Wall Climb||1.75 ft (0.5 m) |
|Explosive Reactive Armor
|Active Protective System
|NBC Protection System
||M43 chemical agent detector. Ventilated Face Piece System (VFPS): M25A1 face pieces, M2A2 air purifier unit with heaters.|
|M992, M992A1, M992A2|
||Typical Ammo Load
|.50 Cal M2HB machine gun
||Commander's cupola; flex-mount; belt feed
|Additional armament: M16 rifles.
| ||M992, M992A1, M992A2|
|Fire Control System||N/A|
|Main Gun Stabilization||N/A|
|Propelling Charge Canisters
||73 MACS or 80 conventional|
|.50 Caliber Ammo Boxes
The M992 FAASV is a tracked vehicle that is used to carry ammunition for the M109 155mm self-propelled medium howitzer
The M992 is a full-tracked, aluminum armored ammunition resupply vehicle with a hydraulic powered conveyor for
single-round transfer of ammunition. The M992 is comparable to the M109 in terms of speed, mobility, and survivability.
In addition to ammunition handling equipment, the M992 features projectile rack assemblies and storage compartments
for complete conventional rounds and 3 Copperhead rounds; a diesel powered auxiliary power unit used to drive the
hydraulic system and recharge vehicle batteries; and an automatic fire extinguisher system (AFES).
In self-propelled units, the M992 is the companion vehicle to the howitzer. It serves as an area from which to service
the weapon as well as a storage area for ammunition. This vehicle should be positioned with its howitzer and
replenished in the battery area by the ammunition section.
To increase the ammunition-carrying capability of cannon batteries, additional M332 ammunition trailers are
authorized in the tables of organization and equipment (TOE). Although mobility may be degraded somewhat,
an M332 trailer should be pulled by each of the ammunition vehicles currently shown in various TOEs
(the M992 and the 2 1/2 and 5-ton trucks).
The M992 replaced the M548 tracked cargo carrier on a one-for-one basis in M109 units.
Two final drive assemblies transfer power from the powerpack to the track through two drive sprocket and hub
assemblies. Seven pairs of roadwheels on each side of the vehicle help center the tracks on the drive sprocket and
hub assemblies. Track tension is maintained by two idler wheels, which are connected to grease actuated track adjusters.
Each pair of roadwheels is supported by a roadwheel arm assembly. Each roadwheel arm assembly is connected
to a torsion bar, which is anchored to the hull, to help maintain contact between the roadwheels and track.
Four shock absorbers, connected to the two pairs of front and rear roadwheels, help smooth the ride of the vehicle.
AUXILIARY POWER UNIT
Under normal conditions, the APU generator can supply enough electrical power to operate its own electrical system and
that of another vehicle (i.e. M109 or another M992) which possesses a compatible electrical system.
Click on image for 850x900, 153K, JPEG
M992A2 Up-powered APU: Consists of a 3-cylinder, 4-cycle, water-cooled, 25 horsepower, HATZ diesel engine with an attached
generator. The assembly produces and 10 kW of electric power for operating the vehicle's electrical system and
generates up to 360 amps & 28Vdc for battery charging.
- M992 (NSN 2350-01-110-4660)
1985. "Carrier, Cargo, Full-Tracked, 7-Ton, Ammunition, M992", "Carrier, Ammunition, Tracked M992". Original production model. See data above.
In terms of driving capabilities and limitations, the M992 is comparable to the M109A2 SP howitzer.
The speed, mobility, maneuverability, and survivability of the M992 equals that of the M109A2 and M110A2, making the M992 well-suited for efficient re-supply of ammunition to M109A2 howitzers.
This full-tracked, self-propelled, diesel-powered vehicle is highly mobile and maneuverable.
It is capable of long-range, high-speed operation on improved roads.
It is also well-suited to rough terrain, muddy or marshy ground, sand, snow, and ice.
- Ammunition handling equipment (AHE), including:
- Projectile storage racks.
- Canister compartments
- Powered ammunition conveyor assembly
- Hydraulically-operated conveyor and X-Y stacker.
- A diesel-powered 5 kW Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) used to drive the hydraulic system and recharge vehicle batteries.
- Simplified test equipment for internal combustion engine (STE/ICE).
- Automatic Fire Extinguishing System (AFES):
- AFES is an automatic and manual electric system that when actuated provides fire extinguishing capability for the engine and crew compartment. It consists of test/alarm panels, sensors and associated equipment
- Automatic electric operation will automatically sense and discharge an agent to extinguish hydrocarbon fires. The crew system provides an automatic electric second shot capability should the fire continue burning or a second fire occurs.
- Manual electric operation must be manually activated by the crew to discharge the agent to extinguish fires. The crew system second shot manual electric activation is available if the fire continues to burn. It must be manually activated by a crew member.
- Rear door, when opened, provides overhead ballistic protection between M992 and supported howitzer.
- Side doors on both sides of vehicle provide access for loading propellant charge canisters and copperhead projectiles into canister compartments.
- Nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) agent detection and protection system.
M992, vehicles 1-344, front left
540x340, 24K, B/W, GIF
M992, vehicles 1-344, rear right
540x340, 21K, B/W, GIF
M992, vehicles 345+, front left
540x340, 25K, B/W, GIF
M992, vehicles 345+, rear right
540x340, 22K, B/W, GIF
600x320, 16K, B/W, GIF
M992 camo pattern
725x880, 77K, GIF
M992 camo pattern
660x800, 71K, GIF
- M992A1 (NSN 2350-01-352-3021)
"Carrier, Ammunition, Tracked M992A1". See data above.
The M992A1 is a field artillery ammunition support vehicle comparable in speed, mobility, and survivability to the M109A6 self-propelled howitzer.
- Low Heat Rejection/Cold Start (LHR/CS) Engine
- AN/PSN-11(PLGR) Satellite Signals Navigation and Global Positioning System (GPS) unit.
- Crew seating for three, plus driver's seat and commander's seat.
M992A1, front left
520x355, 25K, B/W, GIF
M992A1, rear right
520x355, 21K, B/W, GIF
- M992A2 (NSN 2350-01-368-9500)
1993. Type classified standard in July 1994. "Carrier, Ammunition, Tracked M992A2, Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle (FAASV) ", "Carrier, Ammunition, Tracked M992A2". See data above.
In terms of driving capabilities and limitations, the M992A2 is comparable to the M109A6 howitzer.
The speed, mobility, maneuverability, and survivability of the M992A2 equals that of the M109A6, making the M992A2 well suited for efficient resupply of ammunition to M109A6 howitzers.
The FAASV materiel change encompasses the previously approved FAASV HELP (Howitzer Extended Life Program) and Survivability Materiel Changes.
The materiel change incorporates M109 Family of Vehicles improvements into the FAASV in order to maintain a common chassis and to permit the FAASV crew to operate in the same environment as the M109A6 Paladin.
This means the operation and maintenance features will be common and the FAASV cold starting and RAM features will be comparable.
These improvements include:
- Low Heat Rejection/Cold Start (LHR/CS) Engine
- Improved XTG 411-4 Transmission
- Reliability, and Maintainability (RAM) improvements to the cooling, electrical, and suspension systems
- Relocated heater and hydraulic reservoir
- Stronger fuel cell
- Modifications to the rear door conveyor and propellant racks to provide interoperability with the M109A6 Paladin Howitzer
The initial fleet quantity of M992A2s was 927: 789 M992A0s and M992A1s that were converted to M992A2s, and 138 new production M992A2s.
The total fleet quantity of M992A2s was reduced to 925 due to 2 combat losses in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
M992A2 Engine Compartment Halon Replacement:
1999. Replace Halon, which is the fire suppression agent for the FAASV Engine Compartment with an environmentally safe alternative.
M992A2 Materiel Change:
2005. System improvements necessary for the vehicle to operate and interface with other systems on the battlefield.
- An Up-powered 10 kW Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) to support Paladin silent watch.
- Modular Artillery Charge System (MACS) stowage improvements. The conveyor system is removed to accommodate the MACS.
M992A2, front left
750x500, 38K, B/W, GIF
620x315, 10K, B/W, GIF
M992A2, overhead cutaway
700x350, 16K, B/W, GIF
A variation to serve M110 8-inch howitzer units. Carries 48 complete rounds of 8-inch ammunition.