Mk 36 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) Wrecker
Mk 36A1 MTVR Wrecker Ready to Accept Armor (RTAA)
The Mk 36 7-ton wrecker variant of the MTVR family used state of the art commercial technology including an independent suspension system, electronically controlled engine and transmission and a central tire inflation system, which increased the off-road maneuverability and mobility of the vehicle. The 7-ton wrecker variant was compatible with all tactical vehicles in its weight class, as well as the vehicles in the existing light tactical fleet. The Mk 36 was able to lift and tow or flat tow 7-ton size vehicles and smaller (HMMWV, light strike vehicle, etc) with trailers without damage to either the towed or towing vehicle.
The Mk 36 wrecker variant of the MTVR family were intended to replace existing M816, M936 and the M936A1 wreckers in USMC service. The Mk 36 wrecker entered service in October 2004.
Following the introduction of the MTVR Armor System (MAS) in 2004-2005, an Mk 36A1 variant was introduced. Mk 36A1 was referred to as "Ready to Accept Armor" (RTAA). This model had upgraded cab mounts, armored flooring, upgraded suspension, and air conditioning. RTAA vehicles were not considered armored vehicles and were interchangeable with standard Mk 36s to satisfy T/E allowances.
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