M88

By army.milMay 11, 2007

The M88 provides towing, winching, and hoisting operations to support battlefield recovery operations and evacuation of heavy tanks and other tracked combat vehicles.

Entered Army Service
1997

Description and Specifications
The M88A2 HERCULES is a full-tracked, armored vehicle that uses the existing M88A1 chassis but significantly improves towing, winching, lifting, and braking characteristics. The HERCULES is the primary recovery support for the Abrams tank fleet, the heavy Assault Bridge, and heavy self-propelled artillery.
	Length: 	338 in
  	Height: 	123 in
	Width: 	144 in
	Weight: 	70 tons
  	Speed: 	25 mph w/o load; 17 mph w/ load
  	Cruising range: 	200 mi
  	Boom capacity: 	35 tons
  	Winch capacity: 	70 tons / 670 ft
  	Draw bar pull: 	70 tons
  	Armament: 	One .50-caliber machine gun
  	Power Train: 	12 cylinder, 1050 hp air-cooled diesel engine with 3-speed automatic transmission
  	Crew: 	3

Manufacturer
United Defense, L.P. (York, PA)
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The M88 provides towing, winching, and hoisting operations to support battlefield recovery operations and evacuation of heavy tanks and other tracked combat vehicles. Entered Army Service 1997 Description and Specifications The M88A2 HERCULES is a full-tracked, armored vehicle that uses the existing M88A1 chassis but significantly improves towing, winching, lifting, and braking characteristics. The HERCULES is the primary recovery support for the Abrams tank fleet, the heavy Assault Bridge, and heavy self-propelled artillery. Length: 338 in Height: 123 in Width: 144 in Weight: 70 tons Speed: 25 mph w/o load; 17 mph w/ load Cruising range: 200 mi Boom capacity: 35 tons Winch capacity: 70 tons / 670 ft Draw bar pull: 70 tons Armament: One .50-caliber machine gun Power Train: 12 cylinder, 1050 hp air-cooled diesel engine with 3-speed automatic transmission Crew: 3 Manufacturer United Defense, L.P. (York, PA) (Photo Credit: army.mil) VIEW ORIGINAL