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TM 9-2350-287-34 Section II.  EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA Paragraph Page Number Paragraph Title Number 1-11 Equipment Characteristics, Capabilities, and Features ......................................................................... 1-4 1-12 Location and Description of Major Components  ................................................................................... 1-5 1-13 Differences Between Models  ............................................................................................................... 1-11 1-14 Equipment Data ................................................................................................................................... 1-13 1-15 Equipment Configuration  ..................................................................................................................... 1-16 1-11.  EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES. Purpose The M992A1 is a field artillery ammunition support vehicle comparable in speed, mobility, and survivability to current field artillery weapons (M1 09A6 self-propelled howitzer class). Capabilities This  full-tracked,  self-propelled,  diesel-powered  vehicle  is  highly  mobile  and  maneuverable.    It  is  capable  of  long-range, high-speed operation on improved roads and is well suited to rough terrain, muddy or marshy ground, sand, snow, or ice. The M992A1 can also ford waterways where maximum depth is 42 inches. Features     Ammunition handling equipment that includes a hydraulically operated conveyor assembly, two projectile rack assemblies, canister stowage compartments, and related components.     Remote  start  diesel-powered  auxiliary  power  unit  (APU)  for  continuous  operation  of  electrical  and  hydraulic systems without use of the main engine. [Text Deleted]     Upper  rear  door  that,  when  opened,  provides  overhead  ballistic  protection  between  M992A1  and  supported howitzer.  Two small doors in upper rear door allow operation of conveyor with upper rear door closed.     Side doors, on both sides of vehicle, that provide access for personnel and for the loading of propellant-charge canisters and copperhead projectiles into canister compartments.     On-board nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) agent detection and protection system.     Crew seating for three, plus driver's seat and commander's seat.     Simplified test equipment for the internal combustion engine (STE/ICE). Change 1  1-4

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