An amphibious vehicle capable of operation in any weather as well as at night.
Vehicle for recovery / support of damaged vehicles
Armored vehicle used for laying and stacking 60-foot bridges.
Improved recovery and rescue vehicle for tanks.
In 1981, a study was conducted by the U.S. ground forces that defined the requirements for a rescue vehicle that would be able to provide adequate support to the newly introduced M1 Abrams tanks on the battlefield. It was clear that the rescue tank M88A1, standardly introduced in the US Army, is not such a means.
For decades, the M47 / M48 / M60 Patton tanks formed the backbone of the armed forces of the United States and other countries around the world. However, the operation of tank units requires a number of support vehicles. With the gradual replacement of older versions, loose chassis were used to build similar vehicles.