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M1079 Van

The M1079 Van is designed to be used as a mobile shop by Direct Support Unit Maintenance contact teams. The M1079 van body is constructed of aluminum and is equipped with 3 double paned windows, blackout shields, double rear doors, removable steps, and an AC/DC electrical junction box and multiple outlets. The van body can be equipped with heater and/or air conditioner. The M1079 can be equipped with a self-recovery winch kit capable of fore and aft vehicle recovery operations. The winch has 308 feet of line capacity and 10,000 pounds bare drum line pull at 110% overload.




No other tactical truck in its class can match its standard features:

  • Full-time all-wheel drive
  • Soldier-smart CTIS (Central Tire Inflation System)
  • Fully automatic transmission
  • Integral transfer case
  • Anti-sway bar
  • High horsepower-to-weight ratio
  • Fully MANPRINT compliant
  • HAEMP hardened

Basic Vehicle Information

Vehicle Model M1079
NSN 2320-01-354-3384
Drive 4 x 4 (full-time) with locking interaxle differential
Engine Diesel, EPA compliant, 225 hp
Transmission Fully automatic
Axles Single reduction with outboard planetaries
Cab 3-Man, cab-over-engine
Tires Super singles with CTIS


Length 263" (6,701 mm)
Height Operational 
For Air Transport
137" (3,480 mm) 
105.5" (2,680 mm)
Width 96" (2,438 mm)
Wheelbase 153.5" (3,900 mm)
Vehicle Curb Weight No Kits, Crew, Fuel 17,981 lb (8,156 kg)
Ground Clearance Loaded 22" (559 mm)

Performance Characteristics

Maximum Speed Governed, at Gross Weight 58 mph (94 km/h)
Range Minimum, at Gross Weight 400+ mi (645+ km)
Maximum Grade 60%
Approach Angle 40o
Departure Angle Standard 40o
Side Slope 30%
Fording Without KIT 
With KIT
36" (914 mm) 
60" (1,524 mm)
Payload 5,000 lb (2,268 kg)
Towed Load 10,362 lb (4,700 kg)

Equipment Specifications

Cab Crew Seating 3-Man
Seat Design Fore/Aft adjustable
Steering Wheel Adjustable, tilt and telescopic
Steering Type Power assist
Storage (behind seats) 4 cu-ft each
Cab Suspension Air spring with integral dampers
Engine Caterpillar, Diesel, 6-Cylinder 6.6 L, turbocharged and aftercooled
Rating 225 hp (168 kW) @ 2600 rpm, EPA-certified
Governor Mechanical
Fuel Diesel, DF-2, JP-4, JP-8, V V-F-800
Oil 18 qt (17 L) (MIL-L-2104D, MIL-L-46167)
Cooling Water, radiator
Fan Engine-driven, clutch-type
Transmission Allison Fully automatic, electronically controlled
Speeds 7 speeds, automatic/select
Full-time All-wheel Drive Integral transfer case with locking interaxle differential
Normal Operation 30% torque front wheels, 70% torque rear wheels
Off-Road (locked diff.) Equal speed front-to-rear
Oil 31.8 qt (30 L) (MIL-L-2104D, MIL-L-46167)
Axles Rockwell Front, Rear
Carrier Single reduction, amboid gearing
Wheel Ends Bevel gear wheel end reduction
Wheel End Ratio 2:1
Overall Axle Gear Ratio 7.8:1 
Front Axel Steering Angle 35o
Brakes Air-activated, internal expansion (wedge)
Alternator Engine-driven EMI/RFI suppressed, waterproof
Rating Standard 100 amp
Option 200 amp
Voltage 12/24 V
Tire Inflation System Eaton Electronic (cab-mounted) controls 
- Highway   - Cross-country   - Sand/Mud/Snow 
- Emergency
Van Dimensions (external) 


Length 182" (4,622 mm), width 96" (2,438 mm), height 93" (2,362 mm) 
Length 144" (3,657 mm), width 90" (2,286 mm), height 78" (981 mm)
Construction Waterproof, 3 double-panel windows with blackout shields, double rear doors with removable steps, aluminum construction with 100 lb in2 point load capability, blown insulation with main electrical junction box and multiple outlet boxes, (air conditioner and heater - optional), and AD/DC/blackout lighting.
Self-Recovery Winch Standard Option Fore/aft recovery positions; hydraulic operation; 
308 ft (93.9 m) line capacity; 11,000 lb (4,990 kg) bare drum line pull; 110% overload

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Maintained by Robert Sherman
Originally created by John Pike
Updated Saturday, September 12, 1998 6:35:55 AM