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M1068A3 Standard Integrated Command Post System (SICPS) Carrier

M1068A3 Standard Integrated Command Post System (SICPS) CarrierThe M1068A3 Standard Integrated Command Post System (SICPS) Carrier is the RISE powered version of the M1068. A variant of the M577A3, it was modified for the next generation of automated command and control through the Army Tactical Command and Control System (ATCCS).

About two thirds of the U.S. M577A2 fleet will be converted to either M1068A3 or M1068 (Basic) configurations.

The M1068A3 has a crew of 4: commander; driver; and two command post operators. In addition to mounting provisions for the ATCCS hardware, vehicle modifications include an improved 5 KW Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), a power/data distribution system, and a ten meter antenna mast.

The M1068 SICPS Carriers (Basic) are fielded with the M113A2 power train. Future planning and funding decisions will determine a possible retrofit schedule to convert selected M1068 (Basic) SICPS Carriers to M1068A3 configuration (See M1068, M577A3)

M1068A3 Standard Integrated Command Post System Vehicle Characteristics

  General

 Weight, combat loaded  27,130 lb. (12,306 kg)
 Maximum weight  31,000 lb. (14,061 kg)
 Net weight  23,398 lb. (10,613 kg)
 Air drop weight  24,512 lb. (11,118 kg)
 Fuel tank capacity  110 gallons (416 liters)
 Ground pressure  8.61 psi (0.60 kg/cm2)

  Performance

 Speed on land  41 mi/h (66 km/h)
 Speed in water, with track  3.6 mi/h (5.8 km/h)
 Cruising range  300 mi (483 km)
 Turning radius  Pivot to infinite
 Slope  60%
 Side slope  40%
 Trench crossing  66 in. (168 cm)
 Vertical wall climbing  24 in. (61 cm)
 Braking (20-0 mi/h)  40 ft. (12.2 m)

  Engine

 Make and model  Detroit Diesel 6V53T
 Displacement  318 in.3 (5.2 liter)
 Fuel  Diesel (DF2)
 Rated horsepower  275 hp
 Gross horsepower-to-weight ratio  20.3 hp/ton

 Transmission, Automatic

 Make and model  Allison X200-4B
 Type  Hydrokinetic
 Steering  Hydrostatic
 Brake type  Multiple wet plate

 Running Gear

 Suspension  Torsion bar
 Road wheels  5 pr per side, 24 inch diameter (61 cm)
 Track type  Steel single pin, detachable rubber pad
 Number of shoes  63 left, 64 right
 Track pitch  6 in. (15.2 cm)
 Track width  15 in. (38 cm)
 Shock absorbers  3 per side
 Wheel travel  9.0 in. (22.9 cm)

  Electrical System

Generator  
 Amperes  200, 300 optional
 Volts, dc 28
 Auxiliary Power Unit  
 Amperes  180
 Volts, dc  28
 Batteries  4, type 6TL, 120 amp-hr, 12-volt each

 Armor

 Basic hull  5083 Aluminum
 Bolt-on armor kit  Steel armor
 Mine armor  Steel armor
 Gun shield kit  Steel armor
 Spall suppressant  Composite panel

 Fire Extinguishers

 Fixed  5 lb. (2.3 kg) CO2 for engine compartment
 Portable  5 lb. (2.3 kg) CO2


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