Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992.

The front of the vehicle is shown here. 1. Main engine exhaust outlet. 2. APU engine exhaust outlet. 3. Idler wheel. 4. Roadwheels. 5. Lanyard cable pull handle [for manual discharge of the fire extinguishers]. 6. Track. 7. Drive sprocket. 8. Headlamps. (Picture from TM 9-2350-267-10.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992.

The rear of the vehicle is sketched here. 1. Upper rear door (ballistic shield). 2. Commander's cupola. 3. Machine gun. 4. Taillight/stoplight. 5. NATO slave receptacle. (Picture from TM 9-2350-267-10.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992.

This image shows a cross-section of the interior with the rear doors opened and the conveyor deployed. The numbers show that propellant canisters can be stowed 1. in the left rear shelf area, 2. on left sponson, 3. above projectile racks, 4. in the right front shelf area, and 5. in the right rear shelf area. (Picture from TM 9-2350-267-10.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992.

The crew and cargo compartment is shown here, with the vehicle facing to the right. 1. Hydraulic reservoir. 2. Right front charge canister stowage shelves. 3. Right rear charge canister stowage shelves. 4. Commander's seat. 5. Conveyor. 6. Left rear charge canister stowage area. 7. Left front charge canister stowage area. 8. Hydraulic system control panel. 9. Projectile rack assembly. (Picture from TM 9-2350-267-10.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992.

The engine compartment is drawn in this picture, again with the vehicle facing right. 1. Driver's controls and indicators. 2. Driver's steering controls. 3. Batteries. 4. Transmission. 5. Final drive assemblies. 6. Main engine. 7. Cooling fans and radiator. 8. Upper and lower fuel tanks. 9. Main engine exhaust system. (Picture from TM 9-2350-267-10.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992.

The driver's compartment is detailed in this drawing. (Picture from TM 9-2350-267-10.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992.

The other side of the driver's compartment is shown. (Picture from TM 9-2350-267-10.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992.

The front of the conveyor is shown here. The ammunition stacker and projectile racks are in the background. (Picture from TM 9-2350-267-10.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992.

The auxiliary power unit and its location are shown here. The vehicle is facing left in the inset. The APU was an overhead valve, 2-cylinder, 4-cycle 70in³ (1150cm³) diesel engine that made 11.5 horsepower at 2000rpm. (Picture from TM 9-2350-267-10.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992A1.

This vehicle can be contrasted to the earlier version above. 1. Main engine exhaust outlet. 2. APU engine exhaust outlet. 3. Idler wheels. 4. Roadwheels. 5. Lanyard cable pull handle [for manual discharge of the fire extinguishers]. 6. Tracks. 7. Drive sprockets. 8. Headlamps. (Picture from TM 9-2350-287-10.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992A1.

Note the changes to the rear doors and stowage. The small upper doors allow the conveyor to be deployed with the upper rear door closed. 1. Upper rear door (ballistic shield). 2. Commander's cupola. 3. Machine gun. 4. AN/PSN-11 Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver. 5. Taillight/stoplight. 6. M13 portable decomtaminating apparatus. 7. Small upper doors. 8. Rear NATO slave receptacle. (Picture from TM 9-2350-287-10.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992A1.

Further details of the front and rear of the vehicle are drawn in this image. 1. Fuel filler access plate. 2. APU muffler. 3. APU air inlet door. 4. Headlights. 5. Fenders. 6. Towing lugs. 7. Upper rear door. 8. Upper rear door small doors. 9. Small door latches. 10. Crew automatic fire extinguisher system fire extinguisher box assembly. 11. Taillights. 12. Fenders. 13. Tow pintle. 14. Lower rear door. 15. M13 decontamination apparatus. 16. NBC terminals, NATO intervehicle slave connector, and trailer receptacle. 17. Telephone handreel. 18. Telephone terminals. 19. Stowage rack. (Picture from TM 9-2350-287-20-1.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992A1.

The left side of the vehicle is drawn here. 1. APU door. 2. Duffle bag stowage rack. 3. Stowage rack. 4. Canister door/Copperhead projectiles. (Picture from TM 9-2350-287-20-1.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992A1.

1. Commander's cupola. 2. Fuel fill access door. 3. Hull. 4. Drive sprocket. 5. Roadwheel. 6. Track. 7. Personnel side door. 8. Canister side door. 9. Idler wheel. 10. Crew automatic fire extinguisher system fire extinguisher box assembly. 11. Duffle bag stowage rack. (Picture from TM 9-2350-287-20-1.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992A1.

The top of the vehicle is ilustrated here. 1. Engine deck access plates. 2. Engine access cover. 3. Air intake grille. 4. Top doors. 5. Commander's cupola. 6. Crew automatic fire extinguisher system fire extinguisher box assembly. 7. Automatic fire extinguisher system manual discharge system lanyard cable pull handle. 8. Driver's hatch. 9. Driver's periscope assembly. 10. Battery access covers. 11. Transmission access covers. (Picture from TM 9-2350-287-20-1.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992A1.

This top-down view details the interior of the vehicle. 1. Engine. 2. Fuel tanks and pumps. 3. Radiator. 4. Generator. 5. Fan assembly. 6. Air cleaner. 7. Personnel heater. 8. Hydraulic fluid reservoir. 9. Projectile rack assemblies. 10. Crew automatic fire extinguisher system test and alarm panel. 11. Crew seats. 12. Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver. 13. Right canister compartment shelf assembly. 14. Conveyor assembly. 15. Left canister compartment shelf assembly. 16. Mounted water ration heater. 17. Hydraulic control panel. 18. APU. 19. Air cleaner restriction indicator. 20. Personnel heater control box. 21. Automatic fire extinguisher system manual discharge system actuator assembly. 22. Engine automatic fire extinguisher system test and alarm panel. 23. Driver's compartment NATO slave receptacle. 24. Main and portable instrument panels. 25. Driver's seat. 26. Driver's controls. 27. Batteries. 28. Voltage regulator. 29. Bilge pump relay. 30. Rectifier. 31. Starter relay. 32. Master relay. 33. Secondary fuel filter. 34. Engine oil filters. 35. Primary fuel filter. 36. Transmission. 37. Coolant surge tank. (Picture from TM 9-2350-287-20-1.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992A1.

The conveyor is deployed in this drawing. Note that the small upper rear doors are hinged to the sides. (Picture from TM 9-2350-287-10.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992A1.

Details of the conveyor mechanism are shown here. (Picture from TM 9-2350-287-20-1.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992A2 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany.

The relation of the FAASV M992A2 to the self-propelled howitzer M109A2 is immediately apparent. The turret of the howitzer was removed, and an armored superstructure was built up from the hull to contain extra howitzer ammunition. The vehicles could be backed up to one another and a conveyor system would transfer ammunition. This vehicle belonged to Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and was taking part in Exercise Combined Resolve III. Note the blank adapter on the .50cal MG. (Picture taken 6 Nov 2014 by SSG Carol A. Lehman; available from Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992A2#M992A1 at Camp Williams, Utah.

Large rear doors facilitate the transfer of artillery ammunition. The rear door opened upward in the M992 and M992A1 to provide overhead protection, but the doors were modified with the M992A2. (Picture taken 4 Nov 2011 by SSG Devin Doskey; available from Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992A2#M992A1 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany.

The vehicle was also provided with sponson doors for easier loading. These men are with the 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division and were taking part in Exercise Combined Resolve V. (Picture taken 25 Oct 2015 by SGT Ian Schell; available from Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992A2#M992A1 at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

The extensive ammunition racks are illustrated behind this member of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 178th Field Artillery Regiment, South Carolina National Guard. (Picture taken 10 Mar 2013 by SGT Brian Calhoun; available from Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.)

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Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle M992A2#M992A1 at Fort Irwin, California.

The relatively spacious interior is highlighted in this image. The commander's pedestal and seat and open hatch door can be seen in the roof. (Picture taken 22 Feb 2013 by David Vergun; available from Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.)

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