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M88A2 HERCULES Armoured Recovery Vehicle

Crew

Three

Original Variant Built

1961 to present

A2 Variant Built

1997

Manufacturer

BAE Systems Land and Armaments

Length

27.13ft

Width

11.25ft

Height

10.25ft

Ground Clearance

17in (0.43m)

Combat Weight

70t

Type

Continental AVDS-1790-8CR, V12 air-cooled Twin-turbo diesel engine

Fuel Capacity

413 gal

Transmission

XT-1410-5A cross-drive (3-speed forward, 1-speed reverse)

Suspension

Torsion bar suspension

Horsepower

1,050hp

Road Speed

48km/h

Boom Capacity

35t

Winch Capacity

70t

Operational Range

322km

Crew

Three

Armour

Hull and cab armoured to protect against small-arms fire up to 30mm direct fire weapons

Primary Armament

M2 .50 calibre heavy MG with 1,300 rounds
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