Combat Support Vehicle - 4x4 Dimensions:
4340mm (O/A length), 1880mm (width), 1600mm (height), 3070mm (between center of hub caps), 1570mm (between center of wheel base), 280mm (ground clearance) Weights:
2177kg (incl. fuel), Crew:
Anti-Tank Vehicle, comes in two versions:
1. 106mm Recoilless-Rifle mounted above the crew compartment and a total of six rounds of ammunition.
2. TOW installation with a total of 10 TOW missiles. Reconnaissance: Fitted with a ring-mounted FN M2HB with a 360 degree traverse. Convoy Escort/Security Vehicle: Pintle-mount 5.56 mm or 7.62 mm light machine-guns, 40 mm grenade launcher XM174 and various other similar weapons. These weapons can also be mounted on the reconnaissance model on the ring mount. Armour:
V8, 5.2 liters, 187HP at 4000rpm Gearbox:
Transmission: Chrysler A-727 fully automatic with a torque converter. 3 Forward - 1 Reverse gears (in 4 x 4 drive all the time). Tracks:
An electrical winch with a capacity of 5000kg can be mounted at the front of the vehicle. Communications vehicle: Communications equipment for ground-to-ground and ground-to-air roles can be mounted behind the crew compartment with the radio aerials on the engine compartment cover. Performance:
130km/h (top speed), 84km/h (at 10% forward slope), 16km/h (at 60% forward slope), 0->100km/h in 12 seconds (acceleration), 13.1m (turning diamater), 500mm (vertical obstacle), 750mm (fording depth), 60% (Forward and reverse slopes), 50% (Side slopes) Cargo Capacity:
680kg (payload), 98 liters (fuel) Range:
Reconnaissance, Convoy Escort/Security Vehicle, Anti-tank, Communications Developer & Manufacturer:
FMC Defence Equipment (Food Machinery Corporation) Origin:
The passenger compartment is in the center of the vehicle with the driver on the left and two passenger seats to his right. There is space for .93 cubic meters of cargo behind the passenger seats. The engine and transmission are at the rear of the hull and there is a load-carrying space above this which can take a maximum load of 386kg. A full length skid pan protects the hull and allows the vehicle to slide over obstacles. The windshield can be removed. History:
Development of the XR311 commenced as a private venture in 1969 with the first of two prototypes being completed in 1970. As a result of the trials of these 2 prototypes the United States Army purchased 10 improved or second generation models in 1971. Of these 10 vehicles, 4 had TOW missile installation for use in the anti-tank role, 3 had a .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine-gun for use in the reconnaissance role and 3 had 7.62 mm machine-guns and the crew armor kit for use in the escort/security role. These trials were completed in 1972. They were then tested by the 2nd Armored Division. In 1974 they were also tested in the 2nd Armored Reconnaissance Scout Vehicle competition along with a number of vehicles. The FMC XR-311 was built in three basic evolutions, the early square headlight model, of which just one or two were made in 1969-70, the so-called "shrouded headlight" version made till 1974 and the last type, made to at least 1978. The latter had a slightly different front end and open headlights protected by guards. Of the last two types, an unknown but fairly large number were made. There are indications that as many as 16 were built.
Werner Meisterburg - XR311