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M1101 & M1102 Light Tactical Trailer

The Light Tactical Trailer for general cargo is designated by two model numbers, the M1101 and M1102, depending on its loading by weight. That is, there is no physical difference between the M1101 and the M1102 models, other than the dataplate. The two model numbers are used to regulate the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), based solely on the vehicle towing the trailer.

For example, when the GVW does not exceed 3,400 pounds (1542 kg) the M1101 cargo trailer can be towed by a HMMWV M998/M1038 series prime mover. Both the M1101 and the M1102 trailer models can be towed by a HMMWV M1097/M1114 series in accordance with the identification plate. Due to the numerous model differences, for military use operators must refer to TM 9-2330-392-14&P to determine towing authorization for the M1101 and M1102 for the specific set of circumstances.

M1101 / M1102 Light Tactical Trailer (LTT), with soft top kit, towed by a HMMWV
M1101 / M1102 Light Tactical Trailer (LTT), with soft top kit, towed by a HMMWV.

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Light Tactical Trailer (LTT) M1101 & M1102 Description

M1102 Light Tactical Trailer (LTT-L).  Photo: Silver Eagle Manufacturing Co
M1102 Light Tactical Trailer (LTT-L). Photo: Silver Eagle Manufacturing Co.

The Light Tactical Trailer M1101 or M1102 is a single axle, two wheel trailer designed to be towed by a HMMWV towing vehicle. The high ground clearance trailer consists of a cargo box mounted on the Light Tactical Trailer Chassis. The nomenclature and NSNs are:

  • Trailer, Cargo: 2-Wheel, Light M1101 (NSN 2330-01-387-5443)
  • Trailer, Cargo: 2-Wheel, Heavy M1102 (NSN 2330-01-387-5426)

M1101 Light Tactical Trailer (LTT) dataplate
M1101 Light Tactical Trailer (LTT) dataplate.

The M1101 and M1102 trailers have the same tires, wheels, and track width as the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV).

A hand-brake lever and cable assembly located on each side of the trailer activate a service brake at each wheel. Control of each service brake is independent. In addition to handbrake-activated service brakes, the trailers are equipped with an inertia-actuated hydraulic brake system (surge brakes). The trailer suspension consists of one shock absorber on each end of the axle. Two stabilizers, stored in the front and installed in the rear, provide stability during loading or unloading cargo while the trailer is not coupled to a towing vehicle. A rear tail gate drops down to assist loading.

The only difference between the M1101 and the M1102 trailers is the model information and payload capacity stated on the dataplate.

Find additional photos and hi-res versions of the Light Tactical Trailer M1101 & M1102 at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup:

Light Tactical Trailer (LTT) M1102, produced by Schutt Industries in 2009, Courtesy: Government Liquidation LLC.
M1101 Light Tactical Trailers, Hooks, TX, May 2013. Courtesy: Government Liquidation LLC.
M150/M151 Mortar Fire Control System - Dismounted (MFCS-D), Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, circa Dec 2011.  MFCS-D is fielded with the M326 Mortar Stowage Kit that uses a hydraulic lift to remove the entire mortar system from the trailer and place the entire mortar system on the ground in less than a minute.   MFCS-D components and Mortar Stowage Kit sit inside a M1101 trailer towed with a HMMWV.
Trailer, Light Tactical, Cargo, Heavy, M1102H. The M1102H is a single axle, two wheel, aluminum frame trailer designed to be towed by the HMMWV. It is used to transport general cargo. A welded steel body is bolted to the frame. The body is equipped with a tailgate and mounting brackets for cargo racks and a frame for a tarpaulin cover. A steel A-frame is bolted to the frame with an attached one -position lunette, landing gear and two hand brake levers. The M1102H is designed to operate on all types of roads, cross-country terrain and in all weather conditions. There are no restrictions on the M1102H for movement over primary and secondary roads; however, it is restricted to a maximum speed of 20-mph cross-country.
M150/M151 Dismounted Mortar Fire Control System is for the 120mm mortar weapon system. It is integrated into the Quick-Stow version of the M1101 Light Tactical Trailer (LTT), which was designed to lower and lift the weapon.
Light Tactical Trailer (LTT) M1101 with bow top and tarp, Hooks, TX, May 2013. Courtesy: Government Liquidation LLC.

Light Tactical Trailer (LTT) M1101 & M1102 Characteristics

Maximum Vehicle WeightM1101: 3400 lb (1542 kg)
M1102: 4200 lb (1905 kg)
Curb Weight1460 lb ( 662 kg)
Maximum Payload CapacityM1101: 1940 lb (880 kg)
M1102: 2740 lb (1243 kg)
HullUnitized body construction using aircraft grade aluminum and chromoly steel
Overall Length132 inches (335cm)
Overall Width85.6 inches (217 cm)
Overall Height52.5 inches (133 cm)
Overall Height w/Soft Top Kit99.5 inches (253 cm)
Track Width72.5 inches (184 cm)
Drawbar Length93.2 inches (237 cm) (from axle center to eye center)
Drawbar Eye Height29.5 inches (75 cm)
Deck Height34.5 inches (88 cm)
Ground Clearance (Laden)16 inches (41 cm)
Suspension TypeFully independent progressive rate trailing arm suspension
AxleTubular steel
Spring MediaProgressive rate torselastic rubber chords
Shock AbsorbersTelescopic, direct acting, one per wheel, HMMWV compatible
Wheels16.5 X 8.25, two piece steel, HMMWV compatible, 8 on 6.5 inch bolt pattern
Tires37X12.50R16.5 Goodyear Wrangler M/T, with 30-mile runflat inserts, HMMWV compatible
Brakes12 inch x 2 inch free backing hydraulic surge brakes with automatic breakaway actuation. Independent lever-operated left and right side mechanical parking brakes.
Electrical System24 Volt DC sealed lighting system with blackout convoy lights, 12 pin connector plug mates with HMMWV
Max Speed (Primary Roads)55 mph (88 kph)
Max Speed (Secondary Roads)35 mph (56 kph)
Max Speed (Off Road)20 mph (32 kph)
Departure Angle39 degrees
Turning Angle80 degrees
Fording60 inches (152 cm)

Source for table data: Silver Eagle Manufacturing Co. and TM 9-2330-392-14&P.

M1101 and M1102 Cargo Trailer Documentation

The primary manual for the M1101 and M1102 Light Tactical Trailers, and the related LTT Chassis, is TM 9-2330-392-14&P OPERATOR'S, UNIT, DIRECT SUPPORT, AND GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE MANUAL (INCLUDING REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS LIST) FOR TRAILER, CARGO: LIGHT, 2-WHEEL M1101 (2330-01-387-5443) EIC: CBC TRAILER, CARGO: HEAVY, 2-WHEEL M1102 (2330-01-387-5426) EIC: CBB CHASSIS, TRAILER: 2-WHEEL (2330-01-387-5424) EIC: CCL October 1995 (and other dates.)

Other documents for the M1101 and M1102 Cargo Trailer include:

  • MWO 9-2330-392-20-1 17 Aug 2001 modification is to provide a procedure for the installation of an upgrade for the original equipment surge brake actuator. It is replaced by an improved cast surge brake actuator with modified components.
  • MWO 9-2330-392-20-2 18 Mar 2003 modification is to provide a procedure for replacing the rivets used to secure the landing leg mounting bracket. Bolts and nuts will replace the rivets.
  • MWO 9-2330-392-35-1, Steel Draw Bar

The first two MWOs only needed for trailers built under contract number DAAE07-94-CR014, the original 1994 contract.

You can purchase the M1101 and M1102 Cargo Trailer manuals at ABE Books.

M1101 and M1102 Cargo Trailer Soft Top Kit

The M1101 or M1102 Cargo Trailer can be fitted with a Soft Top Kit to provide protection from weather or to conceal the trailer contents. Brackets and four top bows are installed on the trailer body. The soft top is positioned over the bows and secured to the trailer with attached straps and hooks. The nomenclature and NSNs are:

  • Cover, Fitted, Vehicular, Desert Tan 686: NSN 2540-01-493-7897 or 2540-01-484-2632
  • Cover, Fitted, Vehicular, SCAPP: NSN 2540-01-498-8201 or 2540-01-413-6985

SCAPP refers to Standardized Camouflage Paint Pattern.

Light Tactical Trailer (LTT) M1101 & M1102 Photo Gallery

Light Tactical Trailer (LTT) M1101 / M1102
Light Tactical Trailer (LTT) M1101 / M1102.

Part of the components of the Assault Kitchen, packed into an M1102 Light Tactical Trailer (LTT-H)
Part of the components of the Assault Kitchen, packed into an M1102 Light Tactical Trailer (LTT-H).

Light Tactical Trailers (M1101 or M1102) with Amtech fiberglass hardtop.  Photo: AMTECH Corporation
Light Tactical Trailers (M1101 or M1102) with Amtech fiberglass hardtop. Photo: AMTECH Corporation.

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