M577A2 COMMAND POST CARRIER
This carrier is designed as a command post and staff office. It has a crew of five,
including the driver. The M577A2s capabilities and features are:
travels easily over rough terrain.
fords water up to 40 inches deep.
can move at high speeds on improved roads and highways.
is air transportable, but not air droppable.
provides protection for field commanders in a tactical environment.
has a 4.2 KW generator set for communication and lighting power.
has a tent stowed on the rear top plate to extend the work area.
is propelled and steered on land and in water by tracks.
has M17 periscopes around the drivers hatch for vision when buttoned up.
has an M19 periscope stowed near the driver. The periscope can be installed in
drivers hatch to provide night vision under blackout conditions.
l It can be equipped to carry a NBC (gas particulate falter) unit, drivers windshield
kit, engine coolant heater kit, and electronic equipment heater kit (for cold
Operating procedures peculiar to the M577A2 Command Post Carrier are covered in