Infantry Drills

E-54: Mobility Advantages

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E-54. MRAP vehicles have relatively quick acceleration and a high top speed for vehicles of their weight and size, 62 to 68 mph maximum speed. Most operations will not require use of all the speed the MRAP vehicle can deliver. Its dash speed permits rapid movement between covered and concealed positions or breaking contact. Ultimately, the commander determines and sets the rate of movement based on a thorough understanding of METT-TC. It’s a 4×4 all terrain armored vehicle with the capacity to handle a maximum slope of 60 percent grade with a 30 percent side slope grade. Can ford water obstacles up to 36 inches deep. Can operate in excess of 300 miles without refueling. Operates on all terrain and in all-weather temperatures and conditions.

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