M1015 Electronic Warfare (EW) Shelter Carrier
The U.S. Military M548, M548A1 and M1015A1 Full Tracked Vehicles are the "thin skinned" or unarmored versions of the M113 family of vehicles. The basic chassis and layout of the M548, M548A1 and M1015 are the same. The M548 versions are cargo carriers, rated at 6 ton payload. The M1015A1 carries an electronic warfare shelter. Only a few hundred M1015A1s were made and some of the electronic equipment that they carried have been taken out of service. This means that many M1015A1s are retired and are usually in very good condition.
The majority of the M113 family are armored with configurations that make them generally impractical for forest fire control use. The unarmored versions are lighter weight and feature a more friendly operator and passenger cab. The unarmored versions are availabile through Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP). These vehicles will have limited use in selected locations. Applications requiring a low ground pressure unit is one situation.
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