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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 Seating2 person
Axle Configuration10x10 (five axles) All-Wheel Drive
Curb Weight53,700 lbs. (24358 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)106,000 lbs. (48081 kg)
Length426.5 in. (10833 mm)
Width98 in. (2489 mm)
Height138.5 in. (3518 mm)
Reducible Height102 in. (2591 mm)
Track80.7 in. (2050 mm)
Wheelbase223.3 in. (5672 mm)
Maximum Speed65 mph (105 kph)
TiresTen 16.00 R20 XZL with Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS)
Fuel Capacity166 gal. (628.4 liter)
Cruising Range300 mi. (483 km)
Fording60 in. (1524 mm) without kits
Air TransportabilityC5A, C17 aircraft
EngineCAT C15 600HP
TransmissionAllison® 7-speed automatic
Transfer CaseOshkosh® single-speed
SuspensionOshkosh® TAK-4® independent all wheels
Steering4 axle steering: 1, 2, 4 and 5
Load Handling SystemMultilift MK18A1
Deck Height64 in. (1626 mm) with ISO container
65 in. (1651 mm) with flat rack
ManufacturerOshkosh 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.

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