RECOVERY VEHICLE, FULL TRACKED: MEDIUM, M88A1
DESCRIPTION AND DATA
EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES
The M88A1 is an armored vehicle used to perform battlefield recovery of medium and light combat vehicles. The vehicle
is powered by a Continental, V-type, air-cooled, 12-cylinder, fuel-injected, turbosupercharged, diesel engine, model AVDS-
1790-2DR, through an Allison cross-drive transmission, model XT-1410-4. The vehicle is designed for towing, hoisting, and
winching. An armored, turret-type cupola with a caliber .50 machine gun is mounted on top of the vehicle cab. The vehicle is
equipped with a hydraulically powered and controlled spade, hoisting boom, main winch, and hoist winch.
Racks, boxes, brackets, hangers, and straps are installed and conveniently located in and on the hull and cab. They provide
stowage and supply facilities for various vehicular equipment such as water cans, tools, parts, wheels, sprockets, tarpaulins,
track-connecting tools, and tow cables.