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M1248 Caiman 6x6

Multi-Theatre Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: USA and Iraq
First Produced/Service Dates: 2010
Manufactured by: BAE Systems
Crew: 3+8
Armament: Can mount either a protected weapons turret or Remote Weapon System (RWS) carrying (1) of the following weapons: 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun, 7.62mm MG, 5.56mm MG or 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher.
Engine: 6-Cylinder Turbo Diesel
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The M1248 Caiman Multi-Theatre Vehicle (MTV) is the latest addition to Caiman 6x6 family of vehicles.  It follows on the heels of the M1230 Caiman Plus Tactical Vehicle System. Also known as the Caiman Multi-Terrain Vehicle by BAE Systems, the vehicle contains many upgrades and improvements upon the earlier Caimans.  Improvements include the fitting of the Arvin Meritor Pro-Tec Series 50 heavy duty Independent Suspension System, an upgraded powertrain, a more powerful engine, an upgraded Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system, the addition of the Caiman Underbody Survivability Kit, enhanced monolithic floor plate, blast-absorbing seating, larger rear doors and the addition of a rear loading ramp.


Despite the changes, the Caiman MTV vehicles are still very similar to the earlier Caiman MRPV's.  They are also fitted with a Low Signature Armored Cab (LSAC) and based upon the 5 ton MTV chassis of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV). Also developed and built by Stewart & Stevenson Services, they too contain a large percentage of shared components with the FMTV trucks, which is a distinct advantage for servicing and supplying the vehicle fleet.


Three variants of the MTV are planned for production or conversion from earlier Caiman or Caiman Plus Vehicles.  They are the Ambulance, Command and Control On-The-Move (C2OTM) Vehicle and Troop Carrier.

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   M1248 Caiman 6x6 MTV Photo BAE Systems
M1248 Caiman 6x6 MTV Photos (Photographed at the Minnesota Military Museum - Camp Ripley, MN) Jacques Duquette - Minnesota, USA
M1248 Caiman 6x6 MTV Photos (Iraqi) U.S. Department of Defense
     Caiman 6x6 Ambulance Photos BAE Systems

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Caiman 6x6 Vehicle Family Information and Photos Global Security.Com
M1248 Caiman 6x6 MTV Information and Photos Army Guide.Com
M1248 Caiman 6x6 MTV Information and Photos Army Recognition.Com
M1248 Caiman 6x6 MTV Information and Photos Army Technology.Com
M1248 Caiman 6x6 MTV Information and Photos BAE Systems
M1248 Caiman 6x6 MTV Information and Photos Defense-Update.Com


Reference Author
U.S. Army and Marine Corps MRAPS (Osprey Publishing) Mike Guardia

U.S. MRAPís: In Action (Squadron-Signal Publications)

John Adams-Graf

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