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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