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Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles

(FMTV) Truck Series

M1078A1 Drop Side Cargo Truck


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates:

A0 = 1996

A1 = 1999

A1R = 2004

A1P2 = 2008

Manufactured by:

Approximately 1991-2010 = Stewart & Stevenson Services (Now part of BAE Land Systems)

Approximately 2011 to present = Oshkosh Defense

Crew: 3
Armament: Normally not armed.  However, can mount an M2HB .50 cal HMG, 40mm Grenade Launcher, 5.56mm or 7.62mm machine guns.
Engine: 6 Cylinder Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info:

In the mid-1980's the US Army started looking for a replacement to its aging fleet of M35 & M44 series of 2 1/2 ton and M54, M809 and M939 series of 5 ton trucks.  Development contracts were then awarded to three companies to produce prototypes of a new series of standardized trucks.  One of the companies, Stewart & Stevenson Services, produced a truck based on the Austrian company Steyr's 12 M 18 truck and eventually won the first contract in 1991 to produce the US Military's new Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle (FMTV) fleet.  The 2 1/2 ton 4x4 truck variants were named the Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) and the 5 ton trucks named the Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV).  Stewart and Stevenson produced the vehicles until approximately 2010 when Oshkosh Defense took over production.

Many changes and upgrades were made after the initial vehicles/variants which also resulted in name designation changes. The trucks first produced (retroactively referred to as A0 vehicles) were followed by the upgraded versions A1 and A1R.  The A1 and A1R vehicles incorporated automotive improvements including upgraded engine, brakes and transmissions (among many other smaller changes). Other FMTV designations are the P1 (an A0 vehicle with early add-on armor protection), A1P1 (an A1 vehicle with early add-on armor) and A1P2 (able to be/or equipped with LTAS armor).

In approximately 2003, the first armored FMTV trucks were fitted with the field-applied (to the regular cab) Radian Armored Crew Kit (RACK) - also called the Crew Protection Kit (CPK).  Protection was then upgraded and simplified by the creation of the Low Signature Armored Cab (LSAC) armor package which was applied instead of the regular cab at the factory.  In 2006 the Long-Term Armor Strategy (LTAS) modular armoring solution was developed which utilizes an A (Basic) protection package with B kits that can mounted when additional armor is warranted.  LTAS is also flexible enough to be fitted with further armor upgrades.

As a side note, 2.5 ton LMTV truck chassis was used as the basis for the Caiman 4x4 Light" Multi-Role Protected Vehicle and the 5 ton MTV chassis was used as the basis for the M1220 Caiman 6x6 MRAP and M1230 Caiman Plus 6x6 MRAP.

Data Sheet Available:   None Available

FMTV Truck Variants (Vehicles with Hyperlinks available at WarWheels.net)

Trucks Trucks
  • M1089 5 Ton 6x6 Wrecker
  • M1090 5 Ton 6x6 Dump Truck
  • M1079 2.5 Ton 4x4 Truck Van
  • M1091 5 Ton 6x6 Fuel Tanker
  • M1080 2.5 Ton 4x4 Truck Chassis
  • M1092 5 Ton 6x6 Truck Chassis
  • M1081 2.5 Ton 4x4 Drop Side Cargo Truck (LVAD)
  • M1093 5 Ton 6x6 Drop Side Cargo Truck (LVAD)
  • M1094 5 Ton 6x6 Dump Truck (LVAD)
  • M1084 5 Ton 6x6 Drop Side Cargo Truck with Material Handling Crane
  • M1096 5 Ton 6x6 Long Wheelbase Truck Chassis
  • M1085 5 Ton 6x6 Long Wheelbase Drop Side Cargo Truck
  • M1086 5 Ton 6x6 Long Wheelbase Drop Side Cargo Truck with Material Handling Crane
  • M1148 8.8 Ton 6x6 Truck fitted with Load Handling System
  • M1087 5 Ton 6x6 Expansible Van
  • M1088 5 Ton 6x6 Truck Tractor with 5th Wheel

 


Trailer Trailer
  • M1082 2.5 Ton Drop Side Cargo Trailer
  • M1147 5 ton Load Handling System Trailer
  • M1095 5 Ton Drop Side Cargo Trailer
 


References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
FMTV Truck Series Photos and Information Global Security.Org
FMTV Truck Series Photos and Information Olive Drab.Com
FMTV Truck Series Photos and Information Oshkosh Defense
Vehicle Hardening Information Article Global Security.Org

Printed

Reference Author
Armoured/Gun Trucks of the US Army in Iraq (Tankograd Publishing) Carl Schulze & Ralph Zwilling
Encyclopedia of Modern US Military Tactical Vehicles (Tankograd Publishing) Carl Schulze
FMTV Trucks In Detail (Wings & Wheels Publications) Ralph Zwilling
Iraq Insurgency: US Army Armored Vehicles In Action: Part 2 (Concord Publications) Carl Schulze

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
M1078 LMTV Standard Cargo Truck (01004) Trumpeter Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
M1078 LMTV Standard Cargo Truck w/ (LSAC) Armor Cab (01009) Trumpeter Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
M1083 MTV Standard Cargo Truck (01007) Trumpeter Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
M1083 MTV Standard Cargo Truck w/ (RACK) Armor Cab (01008) Trumpeter Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information

M1078 LMTV "Warpig" Conversion Set (T35077)

Black Dog Model 1/35 Multi-Media. For Trumpeter Model kit (1004).

M1078 LMTV "Warpig" and HMMWV Special Forces Conversion Set Combo (T35078)

Black Dog Model 1/35 Includes two Multi-Media Conversion sets.For Trumpeter Model kit (1004) and for Academy M1151? HMMWV model.

M1083 Gun Truck Conversion Set (T35140)

Black Dog Model 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Model kit (1008) with Armored Cab.

M1078 LMTV Truck Sagged Wheel set (DW35017)

DEF Model 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter Model kits.

M1078 LMTV Truck Sagged MV/T Wheel set (DW35031) 

DEF Model 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter Model kits.

M1083 MTV Truck Sagged Mich. XL Wheel set (DW35040) 

DEF Model 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter Model kits.

M1078 Standard Cab LMTV Mirror Set (M357137)

Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Peel & Stick. For Trumpeter Model kits (1004).

M1078 LMTV Express Mask (153) 

Eduard 1/35 Vinyl Mask. For Trumpeter Model kits (1004?).

M1078 (LMTV) Weighted Tires (ER35002) 

ET Model 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter Model kits.

M1078 (LMTV) Detail Set (E35-017) 

ET Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass. For Trumpeter kit (1004)

M1083 (MTV) Weighted Tires (ER35045) 

ET Model 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter Model kits.

M1078 Tire Set (LRE35116) 

Lion Roar 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter Model kits.
Workable leaf springs for M1078 LMTV Truck(VMD35018)   Minor Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass;For Trumpeter Model Kits

M1078 (LMTV) Sagged Tires (PAU35030) 

Pro Art Model 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter Model kits.

M1078 LMTV & FMTV UpGrade Set (PAU35031) 

Pro Art Model 1/35 Multi-Media. For Trumpeter Model kit (1004).

M1078 LMTV & FMTV Interior Set (Small)  (PAU35033)

Pro Art Model 1/35 Multi-Media. For Trumpeter Model kit (1004).

.50 cal HMG & MK 93 Cradle (With FMTV Weapons Ring, Gun Shield, Pedestal & Thermal Weapon Sight) (PAU35035)

Pro Art Model 1/35 Multi-Media Set. For Trumpeter Model Kits.

M1078 LMTV Special Forces "War Pig" Conversion Set (PAU35043)

Pro Art Model 1/35 Multi-Media. For Trumpeter Model kit (1004).  Only Includes basic vehicle chassis conversion parts.  Accessories and Weapons sold separately, some of which are shown below.

.50 cal HMG & MK 93 Cradle (with Gun Shield, Pedestal & Thermal Weapon Sight) (PAU35043)

Pro Art Model 1/35 Multi-Media Set. Should/Can be combined with set PAU35043.

US Special Forces Vehicle Communication Set (PAU35049)

Pro Art Model 1/35 Multi-Media Set.  Should/Can be combined with set PAU35043.

M1078 Special forces LMTV "War Pig" Equipment Set (PAU35050)

Pro Art Model 1/35 Multi-Media Set.  Should/Can be combined with set PAU35043.

M1083 (MTV) Sagged Tires (PAU35037) 

Pro Art Model 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter Model kits.
M1078 LMTV Bulged Resin Wheel Set (RMA35198) Real Model 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter kits.
M1083 FMTV Michelin/Bulged Resin Wheel Set (RMA35240) Real Model 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter kits.
M1083 FMTV Bulged Resin Wheel Set (RMA35241) Real Model 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter kits.
M1083 FMTV Michelin Resin Wheel Set (RMA35242)  Real Model 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter kits.
FMTV/LMTV Tail Light/Lense Set (SKP162) SKP Model 1/35 Multi-Media; For the Trumpeter Model kits.
M1078 FMTV Wheel Set (TWS0109) Tank Workshop 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter kits.
M1083 MTV Wheel Set (TWS0109A) Tank Workshop 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter kits.
M1078 Canvas Cargo Cover - Closed (TWS 350132) Tank Workshop 1/35 Resin. For the Trumpeter Kits.
M1078 Canvas Cargo Cover - Open Rear (TWS 350133) Tank Workshop 1/35 Resin. For the Trumpeter Kits.
M1078 LMTV Basic Detail Set (PE35585) Voyager Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass. For Trumpeter kit (1004)
M1078 LMTV (Armored Cab) Basic Detail Set (PE35586) Voyager Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass. For Trumpeter kit (1009)
M1078* FMTV (Armored Cab) Basic Detail Set (PE35647) Voyager Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass. *The armor detail parts look to be for the RACK armored cab, which comes with Trumpeter kit # 1008, the M1083 MTV 6x6 truck.  However, the set title shows it to be for the Trumpeter M1078 LMTV kit (1009), which comes with the different LSAC armor cab.  However, the armor cabs from both kits are supposedly interchangeable. 
M1078 LMTV (Armored Cab) Additional Detail Set (PE314) Voyager Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass. For Trumpeter kit (1009)
M1078/M1083/M1084 FMTV Wheel Set (PE207) Voyager Model 1/35 Resin. For Trumpeter kits.  Appears to only contain 4 wheels and 1 spare.)
M1078 LMTV Light & Lense Set (BR35078) Voyager Model 1/35 Multi-Media. For Trumpeter kit (1004)
M1083 MTV Basic Detail Set (PE35587) Voyager Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass. For Trumpeter kit (1007)
M1083 MTV (Armored Cab) Basic Detail Set (PE35588) Voyager Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass. For Trumpeter kit (1008)