ARMAMENT CARRIERS, W/SUPPLEMENTAL ARMOR
(M1043, M1043A1, M1043A2, M1044, AND M1044A1)
Differences. The difference between the M1043, M1043A1, and M1043A2 armament carriers
w/supplemental armor and M1044 and M1044A1 armament carriers w/supplemental armor is that the M1043,
and M1043A1, do not have winches and the M1044 and M1044A1 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 M1043, M1043A1, M1043A2, M1044, and M1044A1 armament carriers
w/supplemental armor provide added ballistic protection for armament components, crew, and ammunition.
The M1044 and M1044A1 are equipped with winches. This feature permits recovery operations of similar
Performance. Fully-loaded M1043, M1043A1, M1043A2, M1044, and M1044A1 armament carriers
w/supplemental armor will climb road grades as steep as 60% (31°) and traverse a side slope of up to 40%
(220). 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.
Refer to paragraph 2-2, Controls, Indicators, and Equipment.
Refer to chapter 2, section VI, TOW/Armament Carrier Operation.