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1979 M901 ITV

The M901 ITV (Improved TOW Vehicle) is a United States Army armored vehicle introduced into service in 1979, and designed to carry a dual M220 TOW launcher. It is based on the ubiquitous M113 Armored Personnel Carrier chassis.

The M901 ITV provides the crew and weapon system protection from small-arms fire and artillery fragments. The squad leader has a 270-degree range of view through the squad leader's periscope (SLP). The turret launcher has the capability for day and night acquisition and tracking of targets, and it provides firing coverages of 360 degrees in azimuth and +35 to −30 degrees in elevation. The ITV has stowage provisions for tripod-mounted TOW components configured so the ground system can be dismounted and set up in three to five minutes. In addition, the ITV is completely amphibious and is air transportable.

It has the following characteristics:

-A hydraulically and electrically powered "hammerhead" turret, attached to a modified M27 cupola, that can be operated manually.
A complete M220-series TOW weapon system stowed and strapped in fixed mounting brackets. The daysight tracker and nightsight (AN/TAS-4 or AN/TAS-4a) are mounted in an operational ready state at the head of the turret. The missile guidance system is also connected at the base of the turret.
A dual M220 TOW launcher.
M243 smoke grenade launchers.
A 3x acquisition sight with a 25-degree field of view.
Remote actuators that allow daysight tracker and nightsight adjustments.
A machine gun mounted on a traversing rail.
Weight 12 metric tons
Length 4.863 m (15 ft 11½ in)
Width 2.686 m (8 ft 9¾ in)
Height 2.940 m (9 ft 8 in) (targeting head stowed), 3.410 m (11 ft 2 in) (head extended)
Crew 4 (squad leader, gunner, loader, driver)

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