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M1161 Growler

Internally Transportable Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: USA (USMC only at Present)
First Produced/Service Dates: 2009
Manufactured by: General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems
Crew: 3?
Armament: (1) M2HB .50 cal HMG or M240G 7.62mm MG or Mk19 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher
Engine: (4) Cylinder Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info:

The vehicle was originally designed by American Growler Inc. (later Capitol Defense Associates) but now is produced by General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems (GDOTS).  Other names for the ITV are Light Strike Vehicle or Fast Attack Vehicle. Reportedly, the ITV will also go into service with US Special Operations Command (SOCOM).

Another variant now in service with the USMC is the M1163 Prime Mover, which is part of the Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS).  EFSS consists of two prime movers, an M327 120mm Towed Rifled Mortar and Ammo Trailer, (originally designated as M1164) which is able to carry 30 rounds. Initially, the Prime Mover had two separate designations: the M1162 was the Prime Mover-Weapon (PM-W), while the M1163 was the Prime Mover-Trailer (PM-T).  The separate designations were subsequently dropped leaving only the M1163 desigation.
Data Sheet Available:   Light Strike Vehicle Sales Brochure - General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems


Reference Source/Provider
    M1161 Growler ITV Photos (Prototypes?) Captital Defense Associates (American Growler Inc.)
  M1161 Growler (and Photo Above)  US Department of Defense
M1161 Growler ITV Photos US Marine Corps

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Reference Source/Provider

M1161 Growler ITV Information and Photos

American Growler/Capital Defense Associates Website

M1161 Growler ITV Information and Photos

GDOTS Website


Reference Author
  "USMC Growler (M1161/1163)" (January 2012 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine) Gordon Arthur

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