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Allison transmissions for USMC ACV 1.1

14th November 2018 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Allison’s Specialty Series transmissions have been selected by Iveco Defence to equip the US Marine Corps’ new generation of Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) 1.1.

The vehicles are being produced under a four-year, $400 million contract by BAE Systems and Iveco Defense Vehicles. The first order by the USMC is for 30 vehicles, with future options for a total of 204 new vehicles.

The ACV 1.1 is an advanced, 8x8 ocean-capable vehicle with a new, 700hp six-cylinder engine optimised for use with the Allison 4800SP transmission. The vehicle offers mobility in all terrain and has an internal structure that can accommodate 13 personnel with increased survival protection.

Allison fully automatic transmissions’ continuous power technology offers uninterrupted power to the drive wheels, smooth take off, low speed control and manoeuvrability. Transmission mounted power take-offs provide installation flexibility and the ability to power vehicle-mounted specialty equipment such as winches and central tyre inflation.

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