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M84



Overview


M84

Former US Army M84 self-propelled mortar.
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Origin
United States
Type
Self-propelled mortar
Entered service
Late 1950's
Status
Out of service
Development
Late 1950's
Developer
United States - FMC Corporation
Production
Late 1950's - Early 1960's
Producer
United States - FMC Corporation
Number produced
Several hundred
Designations
M84 Mortar Carrier
Notable users
United States

Details


Facts M84
General
Origin
United States
Type
Armored personnel carrier
Crew
6 (commander, driver, 4 mortar crew)
Dimensions
Weight
21.4 t combat load
Length
5.61 m
Width
3.26 m
Height
2.77 m overall
Main armament
Type
107mm M30 mortar
Mount
Turntable in troop compartment
Ammunition
88 shells
Elevation
+45° to +59°, manual
Traverse
-25° to +25°, manual
Stabilizer
No
Secondary armament
Type
12.7mm M2HB heavy machine gun
Mount
Low profile turret
Ammunition
2.205 rounds, 105 ready to fire
Traverse
Manual traverse and elevation
Stabilizer
No
Chassis
Chassis type
Tracked chassis, 5 roadwheels
Layout
Drive sprocket front, idler rear
Ground pressure
0.65 kg/cm²
Suspension
Torsion bar
Track width
0.53 m
Track on ground
3.08 m
Automotive
Engine
2x GMC Model 302 V6 gasoline
Power output
292 hp at 3.600 rpm (combined)
Transmission
4 forward, 1 reverse
Fuel
511 L
Mobility
Speed
43 km/h on road
6 km/h afloat
Range
160 km on road
Turn radius
9.1 m
Power to weight ratio
13.6 hp/t
Obstacle crossing
Ground clearance
0.46 m
Wall
0.5 m
Trench
1.7 m
Gradient
60 %
Fording
Amphibious
Protection
Armor type
Steel
Armor thickness
10 to 25 mm
NBC system
No
Smoke system
No
Equipment
Night vision
No

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