ARMAMENT CARRIERS, ARMORED (M1025,
M1025A1, M1025A2, M1026, AND M1026A1)
Differences. The difference between the M1025, M1025A1, and M1025A2 armament carriers and the
M1026 and M1026A1 armament carriers is that the M1025 and M1025A1 do not have winches and the M1026
and M1026A1 do. The A2 models have new bumpers, which make the vehicles slightly longer. A 9,000 lb winch
is also available for the A2 models as an option. These differences affect:
Special Winch-Assisted Operations
It does not affect the basic purpose, performance, or special limitations of the vehicles.
Purpose of the Vehicle. The M1025, M1025A1, M1025A2, M1026, and M1026A1 armament carriers
provide mounting and firing of the MK19 automatic grenade launcher; M2, caliber .50 machine gun; and M60,
7.62 mm machine gun; ring-mounted with 360° arc of fire, with armor protection for crew, weapon components,
and ammunition. The M1026 and M1026A1 are equipped with winches. This feature permits recovery
operations of similar vehicles. c. Performance. Fully-loaded M1025, M1025A1, M1025A2, M1026, and
M1026A1 armament carriers will climb road grades as steep as 60% (31°) and traverse a side slope of up to
40% (22°). The vehicles ford hard bottom water crossings up to 30 inches (76 centimeters) without a deep
water fording kit and 60 inches (152 centimeters) with the kit. Refer to table 1-15 for cruising range.
Special Limitations. None.
Special Instructions in the Manual.
(1) Refer to paragraph 2-2, Controls, Indicators, and Equipment.
(2) Refer to chapter 2, section VI, TOW/Armament Carrier Operation.