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).
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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
10x10 (five axles) All-Wheel Drive
53,700 lbs. (24358 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
106,000 lbs. (48081 kg)
426.5 in. (10833 mm)
98 in. (2489 mm)
138.5 in. (3518 mm)
102 in. (2591 mm)
80.7 in. (2050 mm)
223.3 in. (5672 mm)
65 mph (105 kph)
Ten 16.00 R20 XZL with Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS)
166 gal. (628.4 liter)
300 mi. (483 km)
60 in. (1524 mm) without kits
C5A, C17 aircraft
CAT C15 600HP
Allison® 7-speed automatic
Oshkosh® TAK-4® independent all wheels
4 axle steering: 1, 2, 4 and 5
Load Handling System
64 in. (1626 mm) with ISO container 65 in. (1651 mm) with flat rack
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.