The US Army upgraded the M1251 mobile mortar on the chassis of the Stryker armored personnel carrier

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The US Army upgraded the M1251 mobile mortar on the chassis of the Stryker armored personnel carrier

In an effort to strengthen the artillery capabilities of its ground forces, the US Army introduced the M1252A1 mobile mortar, mounted on the chassis of the Stryker armored personnel carrier.

The M1252A1 is an upgraded version of the M1251, featuring a double V-hull design for increased survivability when exposed to mines. The vehicle is equipped with a 120 mm mortar system, providing increased firepower and range compared to its predecessor.



As noted on the US Army website, the original 7 hp Caterpillar C350 engine. was replaced by the C9 at 450 hp. with improved power plant temperature control and additional environmental conditioning. The alternator has also been upgraded from 570 amps to 910 amps to power more energy intensive equipment and provide a 20% increase in power.

The payload capacity of the machine has increased from 25 to 28,6 tons, and the transmission has been optimized in line with the increase in mechanical power. New networking capabilities allow you to seamlessly exchange data within the framework of a common battle management system. At the same time, the traffic speed reaches gigabytes.

Unlike the M1256A1, the M1252A1 is more focused on providing artillery support.
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    1. 0
      August 28 2023
      The mortar, as it was CARDOM, remained. The platform has been upgraded.
      1. 0
        August 28 2023
        along the way, this is a Finnish tampella, I think for such mortars you need a light vehicle with bulletproof armor, what kind of mines? cars should work in the third line, the range is 9-10 km completely, here, of course, a vein comes into competition, but it is much more expensive than a sled
    2. +1
      August 28 2023
      The alternator has also been upgraded from 570 to 910 amps,
      Generator power in amps?
      The carrying capacity of the machine has increased from 25 to 28,6 tons,
      Carrying capacity is the weight that can be loaded into the car and the car can take it away.
      1. -1
        August 29 2023
        Since the generator voltage is standard, the generator current is the main indicator.
        1. 0
          August 29 2023
          Quote: Oleg Ogorod
          Since the generator voltage is standard, the generator current is the main indicator.
          Current is not a measure of power. And the generator voltage can be 12, 24 and even 48 volts (for promising ones)
    3. -1
      August 30 2023
      The alternator has also been upgraded from 570 amps to 910 amps to power more power-intensive equipment and provide a 20% increase in power.
      It seems to be some kind of special interest. Double strength. good

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