M1200 Armored Knight1-3

M1200: General
Date of first acceptance 2007
Manufacturer DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc. Crew 3 men
M1200: Dimensions
Combat weight ~30,000lbs
~13,600kg
Length 239.0"
607.1cm
Width 101.0"
259.1cm
Tread 84.3"
214cm
Wheelbase 121.25"
307.98cm
Ground clearance 18"
46cm
M1200: Armament
Type Mount Traverse
.50cal M2HB MG Knight cupola 360°
Night vision
Passive periscope AN/VVS-501 for driver, day/night electro-optic sensor
M1200: Armor
Assembly
Welding
Hull
Rolled hard homogeneous steel
Turret
Rolled hard homogeneous steel
M1200: Automotive
Engine Cummins 6CTA8.3; 6 cylinder, 4 cycle, turbocharged, inline diesel
Horsepower Gross: 276@1900rpm Torque Gross: 858 ft-lb@1300rpm Fuel capacity 50gal
190L
Transmission Allison MD3560, 6 speeds forward, 1 reverse
Steering Steering wheel
Brakes Hydraulic
M1200: Suspension
Type Road wheels Shock absorbers
Independent coil spring 2/side On each wheel
M1200: Performance
Max level road speed 63mph
100kph
Max sideslope 30%
Max grade 60% Max trench 18"
46cm
Max vertical obstacle 22"
56cm
Min turning diameter 55'
17m
Max fording depth 60"
150cm
Cruising range ~440mi, roads
~710km, roads

The M1200 Armored Knight is the fire support version of the ASV M1117. The M1117's turret was replaced by the Knight system, which incorporates a machine gun and targeting equipment including a lightweight laser designator/rangefinder, a day/night electro-optic sensor, inertial/global positioning system navigation and targeting, and digital command and control capabilities. The Knight system can be installed on different platforms.

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References

  1. Hunnicutt, R.P. Armored Car: A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 2002. Reprinted from Armored Car, R.P. Hunnicutt ©2002, available from Presidio Press, 505B San Martin Drive, Suite 160, Novato, CA 94945.
  2. Federation of American Scientists. "M1200 Armored Knight." DOD 101. 10 Apr 2014 <https://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/wsh2013/228.pdf>. DOD 101
  3. DRS Technologies, Inc. "M1200 Armored Knight." 10 Apr 2014 <http://www.drs.com/Products/TS/PDF/m1200.pdf>.

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