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Warrior MCRV



Overview


FV512

FV512 armored recovery vehicle.
Source: US Marine Corps (Sgt. Paul L. Anstine II) - © public domain

Origin
United Kingdom
Type
Recovery vehicle
Entered service
Early 1990's
Status
In service
Development
Late 1980's
Developer
United Kingdom
Production
Late 1980's - mid 1990's
Producer
United Kingdom - Vickers
Number produced
103 FV512 MCRV
39 FV513 MRV(R)
Designations
MCRV / Mechanized Combat Repair Vehicle
MRV(R) / Mechanized Recovery Vehicle (Repair)
Notable users
United Kingdom
Kuwait

Details


FV513

Rear view of FV513 armored recovery vehicle showing large earth anchor.
Source: US Army (SPC Randall R. Anderson) - © public domain

FV512 and FV513

The Warrior chassis also serves as the basis for two types of armored recovery vehicles. The two man turret is not fitted. Instead there is a small one man turret with 7.62mm EX-34 chain gun.

FV512 MCRV: The most common Warrior armored recovery vehicle. MCRV stands for "Mechanized Combat Repair Vehicle". A crane is mounted on the left side and can be used to swap powerpacks of Challenger 2 tanks or other Warrior vehicles. Futhermore it carries a wide variety of tools.

FV513 MRV(R): The FV513 is similar to the FV512, but adds a large earth anchor at the rear and a 20 t winch. MRV stands for "Mechanized Recovery Vehicle (Repair)".

Facts Warrior MRV(R)
General
Origin
United Kingdom
Type
Armored recovery vehicle
Crew
5 (commander, driver, 3 operators)
Dimensions
Weight
30.0 t combat load
Length
6.68 m
Width
3.13 m
Height
2.30 m (overall)
1.94 m (hull top)
Main armament
Type
7.62mm L94A1 (EX-34) chain gun
Mount
Small one man turret
Ammunition
4.000 rounds in total
Traverse
Manual traverse and elevation
Stabilizer
No
Chassis
Chassis type
Tracked chassis, 6 roadwheels,
Drive sprocket front, idler rear
Tracks
3.82 m length on ground
0.46 m width
Suspension
Torsion bar
Automotive
Engine
Perkins CV-8 TCA V8 diesel
Power output
550 hp at 2.300 rpm
Transmission
Perkins X-300-4B automatic, 4 forward, 2 reverse
Fuel
770 L
Mobility
Speed
71 km/h on road
Range
500 km on road
Turn radius
6 m
Power to weight ratio
18.3 hp/t
Obstacle crossing
Ground clearance
0.49 m
Wall
0.75 m
Trench
2.5 m
Gradient
60 %
Slope
40 %
Fording
1.3 m
Protection
Armor type
Aluminum and steel
NBC system
Yes
Smoke system
2x4 66mm smoke grenade dischargers
Equipment
Night vision
Passive image intensifier
Crane
6.5 t capacity
Winch
20 t capacity
Earth anchor to assist winch operations

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The FV512 and FV513 are based on the chassis of the Warrior mechanized infantry combat vehicle.