USMC LVSR Cargo Truck

The TRUCK, CARGO, 10X10, LOGISTICS VEHICLE SYSTEM REPLACEMENT (LVSR), MKR18 is the cargo variant of the US Marine Corps LVSR heavy truck.

As the Marine Corps heavy-tactical distribution system, the Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) cargo variant transports bulk fuel and water, ammunition, Standardized containers, bulk, break-bulk, palletized cargo and bridging equipment. Starting in 2009, the LVSR Cargo Truck is employed throughout the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) in the Marine Logistics Group (MLG), Marine Divisions (MAR DIVs) and Marine Aircraft Wings (MAWs).

Truck, Cargo, 10x10, Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR), MKR18.  Photo:  Oshkosh Defense
Truck, Cargo, 10x10, Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR), MKR18. Photo: Oshkosh Defense.

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US Marine Corps Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) Cargo Truck

Truck, Cargo, 10x10, Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR), MKR18.  Photo:  Oshkosh Defense
Truck, Cargo, 10x10, Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR), MKR18. Photo: Oshkosh Defense.

The LVSR cargo variant is a dual-rated 10x10 truck designed for use on all types of roads, highways, and cross-country terrain. The LVSR cargo will replace the Logistics Vehicle System (LVS) MK48/14, MK48/17, MK48/18, and corresponding A1 models. It is equipped with the Multilift Load Handling System capable of loading and off-loading ISO containers, standard NATO flatracks, and bridging sections on the prime mover and trailer.

The LVSR will also load and unload flat racks from towed trailers, each of which adds 33,000 pounds (14,969 kg) of payload. All adapters and lift hardware are carried on the vehicle.

Associated items used with the Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) Cargo Truck are:

Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) Cargo Truck Characteristics

Cab Seating 2 person
Axle Configuration 10x10 (five axles) All-Wheel Drive
Curb Weight 53,700 lbs. (24358 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) 106,000 lbs. (48081 kg)
Length 426.5 in. (10833 mm)
Width 98 in. (2489 mm)
Height 138.5 in. (3518 mm)
Reducible Height 102 in. (2591 mm)
Track 80.7 in. (2050 mm)
Wheelbase 223.3 in. (5672 mm)
Maximum Speed 65 mph (105 kph)
Tires Ten 16.00 R20 XZL with Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS)
Fuel Capacity 166 gal. (628.4 liter)
Cruising Range 300 mi. (483 km)
Fording 60 in. (1524 mm) without kits
Air Transportability C5A, C17 aircraft
Engine CAT C15 600HP
Transmission Allison® 7-speed automatic
Transfer Case Oshkosh® single-speed
Suspension Oshkosh® TAK-4® independent all wheels
Steering 4 axle steering: 1, 2, 4 and 5
Load Handling System Multilift MK18A1
Deck Height 64 in. (1626 mm) with ISO container
65 in. (1651 mm) with flat rack
Manufacturer Oshkosh Truck Corporation

TRUCK, CARGO, 10X10, LOGISTICS VEHICLE SYSTEM REPLACEMENT (LVSR), MKR18 has been assigned NSN 2320-01-542-7628.

Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) Tech Demo for the USMC study of what became the USMC Performance Specification for the LVSR. Thanks to TJ Benak and David Calliari of Oshkosh Defense for correct ID. Photo: Oshkosh Defense.
Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) Tech Demo for the USMC study of what became the USMC Performance Specification for the LVSR. Thanks to TJ Benak and David Calliari of Oshkosh Defense for correct ID. Photo: Oshkosh Defense.

Truck, Cargo, 10x10, Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR), MKR18.  Photo:  Oshkosh Defense
Truck, Cargo, 10x10, Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR), MKR18. Photo: Oshkosh Defense.

Truck, Cargo, 10x10, Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR), MKR18.  Photo:  Oshkosh Defense
Truck, Cargo, 10x10, Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR), MKR18. Photo: Oshkosh Defense.

LVSR Truck, Cargo, 10x10, on a trailer, with armor kit and mg ring mount. Photo courtesy Todd Sexton.  Thanks to Jason Asmus at Oshkosh Defense for correct ID
LVSR Truck, Cargo, 10x10, on a trailer, with armor kit and mg ring mount. Photo courtesy Todd Sexton. Thanks to Jason Asmus at Oshkosh Defense for correct ID.