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This carrier is designed to carry the 4.7 inch (120-mrn) Mortar M121. The mortar
can be fired from a turntable in the carrier, or removed and fired from a ground
baseplate. The earner has a crew of four, including the driver. The M1064s
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 and can be dropped by parachute to troops in the field.
has an enlarged three-piece firing hatch. This permits mortar to be fired
through an arc of 90 degrees over the rear of the carrier.
It has a cupola with a caliber .50 machine gun.
It is propelled and steered on land and in water by tracks.
It has M17 periscopes around the drivers and commanders hatches for vision
when buttoned up.
It has an M19 periscope stowed near the driver. The periscope can be installed in
the drivers hatch to provide night vision under blackout conditions.
It can be equipped to carry a NBC (gas particulate falter) unit, a drivers
windshield kit, an engine coolant heater kit and personnel heater kit (for cold
Operating procedures peculiar to the M1064 Mortar Carrier are covered in
The operation of the 4.7-inch (120-mm) Mortar M121 used on the M1064 Carrier is
covered in TM 9-1015-250-10.