M1132 Engineer Squad Vehicle

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M1132 Engineer Squad Vehicle
Stryker ESV front q.jpg
Stryker ESV [1]
Place of origin United States
Specifications
Weight 16.47 t (18.12 sh tn)
Length 6.95 m (22.92 ft)
Width 2.72 m (8.97 ft)
Height 2.64 m (8.72 ft)
Crew 2+9

Armor 14.5 mm[1]
Main
armament
M2 .50 caliber gun or MK19 40 mm grenade launcher mounted in a Protector (RWS) Remote Weapon Station (RWS) (ICV)
Secondary
armament
7.62mm MG
Engine diesel
260 kW (350 hp)
Power/weight ICV: 15.8 kW/t (19.3 hp/sh tn)
Suspension 8×8 wheeled
Operational
range
500 km (300 mi)
Speed 100 km/h (62 mph)

M1132 Engineer Squad Vehicle (ESV) is the combat engineering variant of the Stryker wheeled armored fighting vehicle. It is issued to combat engineer squads in the US Army Stryker brigade combat teams.

Its purpose is to transport and support combat engineers on the battlefield; the vehicle includes obstacle clearing and lane marking systems as well as mine detection devices.

The engineer vehicle is based on the infantry carrier. Its most distinctive feature is a mine-clearance blade, it is most often towing a wheeled trailer loaded with additional equipment. The vehicle is capable of clearing mines on paved surfaces and some rubble clearance. Other mobility tasks can be completed by the mounted engineer squad with the tools on the vehicle and trailer.

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  1. ^ a b "Army Fact File - Stryker". Archived from the original on 2006-07-27. Retrieved 2006-07-31. 

This article incorporates work from https://web.archive.org/web/20080516205906/http://www.sbct.army.mil/product_esv.html, which is in the public domain as it is a work of the United States Military.

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