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The Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) is a military logistics vehicle used to transport, deploy, and evacuate tanks, armored personnel carriers, self-propelled artillery, armored bulldozers and other heavy vehicles. The primary purpose and use of the HET system is for delivery of the M1 Abrams, recovery of non mission capable armored vehicles, and cost efficiency. An Abrams driving on or off road for 300+ miles creates a mechanical and personnel fatigue issue. The mobility of the HET system alleviates unneeded wear and tear on the armored vehicles, and is thus more cost efficient, as armored vehicles are expensive to run and maintain. Since the armored vehicles don't need to self-deploy to the battlefield, en route breakdowns are prevented, and more fighting vehicles will be available for combat.
|Length||30 feet 2 inches|
|Width||8 feet 6 inches|
|Height||12 feet 1 inch|
|Engine||Detroit Diesel Series 92 8V92
|425 miles, 1.7 mpg|
|Axle Configuration: 8x8|
|Curb Weight: 45,500 lbs. (20638 kg)|
|Fifth Wheel Vertical Load: 46,000 lbs. (20865 kg)|
|Maximum Speed: 50 mph (80 km/h)|
|Air Conditioning: Standard|
|Engine: Caterpillar® C18, 700 hp 18.1 L|
|Transmission: Allison® 4800 SP/7-speed automatic|
|Transfer Case: Oshkosh® 30000 Series/single speed|
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