Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV)


The life cycle management of medium tactical vehicles enabling the modular, joint, expeditionary force.


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The Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (PdM MTV) is responsible for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), including Light Medium Tactical Vehicles (LMTV), Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTV), FMTV based specialty vehicles and trailers.


MTV Fleet Overview
FMTV Fleet Overview

The medium truck fleet has historically accounted for more than half of the Army’s single-lift payload capacity. In redefining this vital fleet, Army planners took the opportunity to focus on a family approach; that is, to combine both 2.5-ton and 5-ton payload classes into a single acquisition program that would yield a logistically significant degree of component commonality across all medium fleet variants.

These vehicles are required across the entire spectrum of combat, combat support and combat service support units. They must perform roles such as unit mobility, field feeding, water distribution, local and line-haul transportation, maintenance platforms, engineer operations, communication systems, medical support and towing artillery pieces. All medium vehicles must be capable of operating worldwide on primary and secondary roads as well as on trails, and cross-country in weather extremes.

LTAS M1083 A1P2

LTAS M1083A1P2 Cargo Truck

The FMTV achieves extraordinary commonality by sharing many subsystems and components in the 4x4 (LMTV), 6x6 (FMTV) and companion trailer configurations. The trucks share, for example, common engine assemblies (with different horsepower ratings), cooling systems, transmissions, intake and exhaust systems, front axles and suspension systems, tires and wheels, cab assembly, vehicle control gauges and much more. They differ primarily in number of axles (two versus three) and standard cargo bed size (12 feet versus 14 feet) to accommodate different payload ratings (2.5 tons versus 5 tons) and body styles.

157A1P2 Dump Truck

M1157A1P2 Dump Truck

The FMTV deviates from predecessor vehicle designs by having its tilt cab over the engine. This design approach contributes to the Army’s goal of significantly improving the deployability of units, since a typical FMTV vehicle is some 40 inches shorter than the vehicle it replaces, requiring less space aboard deploying aircraft or surface shipping. This reduced length also contributes to a shorter turning radius and better off-road mobility. Off-road mobility is further enhanced by a standard central tire inflation system (CTIS) and state-of-the-art suspension.

M1083A1P2 5T

M1157A1R Dump Truck

LMTV systems include the M1078 2.5-ton standard cargo, M1079 2.5-ton van, and M1081 2.5-ton standard cargo (LVAD) [low-velocity air drop capable].

M1083A1P2 5T

M1083A1P2 5T Cargo Truck

FMTV systems include the M1083 5-ton standard cargo, M1084 5-ton standard cargo with Materiel Handling Equipment (MHE), M1085 5-ton long cargo, M1086 5-ton long cargo with MHE (crane), M1088 5-ton tractor, M1089 8.5-ton wrecker, M1090 5-ton dump, M1093 5-ton standard cargo (LVAD), and M1094 5-ton dump (LVAD).

M1089A1P2 8.5T Wrecker

M1089A1P2 8.5T Wrecker

FMTV special vehicles include the M1087 expandable van, M1140 high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) carrier, M1148 FMTV load handling system (LHS) truck, M1147 FMTV LHS trailer, M1157 10-ton dump and M1160 medium extended air defense system (MEADS) carrier.

FMTV trailers include the M1082 trailer cargo 2.5 ton and M1095 trailer cargo 5 ton.