TOW CARRIERS, W/SUPPLEMENTAL ARMOR M1045, M1045A1, M1045A2, M1046, AND M1046A1
a. PURPOSE: These models are used to transport, mount, and operate the TOW missile launcher
system with added ballistic protection for crew, TOW system components, and ammunition. The M1046 and
M1046A1 models, which have a winch, can be used for recovery operations.
b. SPECIAL LIMITATIONS: Weapon station azimuth is limited to 300° left and right of vehicle
centerline when Vehicle Power Conditioner (VPC) cables are connected. With launcher installed, elevation is
limited to 20° and depression is limited to 10°.