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The US Military's Biggest Wheeled and Tracked Vehicles

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After months of deliberations, the U.S. decided earlier this year to send M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, to help it combat Russia’s invasion. The 70-ton tank was first deployed by the U.S. during the Gulf War in 1991. No U.S.-operated Abrams tank has ever been lost due to enemy fire. It is a formidable weapon, yet it is not the largest U.S. military vehicle.

To determine the largest U.S. Military vehicles, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed a list of active U.S. military vehicles from Military Factory, an online database of vehicles, aircraft, arms and more used by militaries across the world both past and present. We ranked the vehicles according to their size in cubic feet. We have also included for each vehicle its horsepower, top speed, crew size, when the vehicle entered the service, and what role it plays within the military — all from Military Factory. (Also see, 34 combat vehicles used by the U.S. military.)

The M1 Abrams has 1,500 horsepower, tied for the most powerful of any vehicle on the list. It first came into service in 1980. At 3,643.4 cubic feet (length: 32.3 feet, width: 12.0 feet, height: 9.4 feet), the M1 is the fifth-largest military vehicle on our list. 

Two of the four vehicles that are bigger than the M1 – the M60 Armored vehicle-launched bridge (AVLB) and M109 (Paladin) self-propelled artillery vehicle – came into service in the 1960s. Each is more than 3,885 cubic feet. Also larger than the M1 are the M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicle battlefield engineering vehicle and the M104 Wolverine. Both are tied with the M1 for the most horsepower.

The largest vehicles in the Army’s inventory are not necessarily lethal. The 10th-biggest vehicle is the M915A5 military tractor, and the seventh-largest vehicle is the M88 Hercules armored recovery vehicle. (This is how Russia’s and NATO’s military capabilities compare.)

Click here to see the US military’s largest land vehicles.

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32. M1161 Growler
> Size: 259.9 cubic feet (length: 13.6 feet, width: 4.9 feet, height: 3.9 feet)
> Top speed: 85.1 mph — #3 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 132 — #32 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Fast attack vehicle
> Crew size: 3
> First entered service: 2009

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31. M113 APC
> Size: 445.5 cubic feet (length: 8.3 feet, width: 8.8 feet, height: 6.1 feet)
> Top speed: 37.9 mph — #28 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 212 — #27 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Armored personnel carrier
> Crew size: 2
> First entered service: 1960

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30. Flyer-72 ALSV (Advanced Light Strike Vehicle)
> Size: 547.2 cubic feet (length: 15.2 feet, width: 6.0 feet, height: 6.0 feet)
> Top speed: 99.4 mph — #1 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 195 — #29 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Special operations vehicle
> Crew size: 3
> First entered service: 2014

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29. Scorpion DPV (Desert Patrol Vehicle)
> Size: 610.2 cubic feet (length: 13.4 feet, width: 6.9 feet, height: 6.6 feet)
> Top speed: 56.3 mph — #18 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 200 — #28 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Lightweight all-terrain
> Crew size: 3
> First entered service: 1987

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28. HMMWV (Humvee)
> Size: 639.0 cubic feet (length: 15.0 feet, width: 7.1 feet, height: 6.0 feet)
> Top speed: 65.2 mph — #6 fastest out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Horsepower: 150 — #31 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Multi-purpose wheeled vehicle
> Crew size: 1
> First entered service: 1985

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27. Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV)
> Size: 679.7 cubic feet (length: 17.7 feet, width: 6.4 feet, height: 6.0 feet)
> Top speed: 90.1 mph — #2 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 186 — #30 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Light utility vehicle
> Crew size: 2
> First entered service: 2021

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26. M1117 Guardian ASV
> Size: 1,423.3 cubic feet (length: 19.7 feet, width: 8.5 feet, height: 8.5 feet)
> Top speed: 62.1 mph — #12 fastest out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Horsepower: 260 — #25 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Armored security vehicle
> Crew size: 3
> First entered service: 1999

25. M-ATV
> Size: 1,462.5 cubic feet (length: 20.5 feet, width: 8.2 feet, height: 8.7 feet)
> Top speed: 65.2 mph — #6 fastest out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Horsepower: 370 — #15 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP)
> Crew size: 5
> First entered service: 2009

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24. RG-31 Nyala
> Size: 1,462.9 cubic feet (length: 21.0 feet, width: 8.1 feet, height: 8.6 feet)
> Top speed: 62.1 mph — #12 fastest out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Horsepower: 275 — #23 most powerful out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Role: Infantry mobility vehicle (IMV)
> Crew size: 8
> First entered service: 2006

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23. Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV)
> Size: 1,626.0 cubic feet (length: 21.0 feet, width: 8.7 feet, height: 8.9 feet)
> Top speed: 65.2 mph — #6 fastest out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Horsepower: 690 — #6 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Amphibious assault vehicle (AAV)
> Crew size: 3
> First entered service: 2019

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22. LAV-25
> Size: 1,626.2 cubic feet (length: 21.0 feet, width: 8.8 feet, height: 8.8 feet)
> Top speed: 62.1 mph — #12 fastest out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Horsepower: 275 — #23 most powerful out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Role: Light armored vehicle (LAV)
> Crew size: 3
> First entered service: 1983

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21. RG-33
> Size: 1,651.1 cubic feet (length: 22.0 feet, width: 7.9 feet, height: 9.5 feet)
> Top speed: 67.7 mph — #5 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 400 — #12 most powerful out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Role: Infantry mobility vehicle (IMV)
> Crew size: 2
> First entered service: 2007

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20. M939 Truck
> Size: 1,677.7 cubic feet (length: 22.0 feet, width: 8.2 feet, height: 9.3 feet)
> Top speed: 62.1 mph — #12 fastest out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Horsepower: 240 — #26 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Military truck
> Crew size: 1
> First entered service: 1982

19. MaxxPro
> Size: 1,711.7 cubic feet (length: 21.3 feet, width: 8.2 feet, height: 9.8 feet)
> Top speed: 69.2 mph — #4 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 375 — #14 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP)
> Crew size: 2
> First entered service: 2007

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18. M93 Fox
> Size: 1,762.2 cubic feet (length: 22.2 feet, width: 9.8 feet, height: 8.1 feet)
> Top speed: 64.6 mph — #10 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 320 — #20 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Reconnaissance vehicle
> Crew size: 3
> First entered service: 1990

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17. Stryker
> Size: 1,765.4 cubic feet (length: 22.8 feet, width: 8.9 feet, height: 8.7 feet)
> Top speed: 62.1 mph — #12 fastest out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Horsepower: 350 — #17 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Armored fighting vehicle (AFV)
> Crew size: 3
> First entered service: 2002

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16. FMTV (Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles)
> Size: 1,778.2 cubic feet (length: 23.9 feet, width: 8.0 feet, height: 9.3 feet)
> Top speed: 59.0 mph — #17 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 330 — #18 most powerful out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Role: Military truck
> Crew size: 1
> First entered service: 1996

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15. Cougar
> Size: 1,832.7 cubic feet (length: 20.8 feet, width: 8.9 feet, height: 9.9 feet)
> Top speed: 54.7 mph — #19 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 330 — #18 most powerful out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Role: Troop transport
> Crew size: 2
> First entered service: 2002

14. M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)
> Size: 1,907.9 cubic feet (length: 23.0 feet, width: 7.9 feet, height: 10.5 feet)
> Top speed: 52.8 mph — #20 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 290 — #22 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Multiple launch rocket system (MLRS)
> Crew size: 3
> First entered service: 2005

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13. M270
> Size: 1,915.9 cubic feet (length: 23.0 feet, width: 9.8 feet, height: 8.5 feet)
> Top speed: 39.8 mph — #26 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 600 — #7 most powerful out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Role: Multiple launch rocket system (MLRS)
> Crew size: 3
> First entered service: 1983

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12. M9 ACE (Armored Combat Earthmover)
> Size: 2,088.9 cubic feet (length: 20.3 feet, width: 10.5 feet, height: 9.8 feet)
> Top speed: 30.0 mph — #30 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 295 — #21 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Military bulldozer
> Crew size: 1
> First entered service: 1986

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11. M2 Bradley
> Size: 2,553.4 cubic feet (length: 21.3 feet, width: 10.8 feet, height: 11.1 feet)
> Top speed: 37.9 mph — #28 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 600 — #7 most powerful out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Role: Infantry fighting vehicle (IFV)
> Crew size: 3
> First entered service: 1981

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10. M915A5
> Size: 2,730.7 cubic feet (length: 25.8 feet, width: 10.8 feet, height: 9.8 feet)
> Top speed: 64.6 mph — #10 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 500 — #9 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Military tractor
> Crew size: 2
> First entered service: 2000

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9. Buffalo H
> Size: 2,972.5 cubic feet (length: 26.9 feet, width: 8.5 feet, height: 13.0 feet)
> Top speed: 65.2 mph — #6 fastest out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Horsepower: 450 — #10 most powerful out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Role: Mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP)
> Crew size: 2
> First entered service: 2004

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8. AAV-7 (LVTP-7)
> Size: 2,976.7 cubic feet (length: 26.0 feet, width: 10.7 feet, height: 10.7 feet)
> Top speed: 39.8 mph — #26 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 400 — #12 most powerful out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Role: Amphibious assault vehicle (AAV)
> Crew size: 3
> First entered service: 1972

7. M88 Hercules
> Size: 3,198.7 cubic feet (length: 27.2 feet, width: 11.2 feet, height: 10.5 feet)
> Top speed: 24.9 mph — #32 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 1,050 — #4 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Armored recovery vehicle (ARV)
> Crew size: 3
> First entered service: 1961

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6. MIM-104 Patriot
> Size: 3,635.1 cubic feet (length: 34.1 feet, width: 8.2 feet, height: 13.0 feet)
> Top speed: 49.7 mph — #21 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 355 — #16 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Surface-to-air missile (SAM)
> Crew size: 12
> First entered service: 1981

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5. M1 Abrams
> Size: 3,643.4 cubic feet (length: 32.3 feet, width: 12.0 feet, height: 9.4 feet)
> Top speed: 41.6 mph — #24 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 1,500 — #1 most powerful out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Role: Main battle tank
> Crew size: 4
> First entered service: 1980

4. M1150 Assault Breacher Vehicle
> Size: 3,672.9 cubic feet (length: 39.4 feet, width: 11.8 feet, height: 7.9 feet)
> Top speed: 43.5 mph — #23 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 1,500 — #1 most powerful out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Role: Battlefield engineering vehicle
> Crew size: 2
> First entered service: 2008

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3. M104 Wolverine
> Size: 3,882.8 cubic feet (length: 26.2 feet, width: 11.4 feet, height: 13.0 feet)
> Top speed: 44.7 mph — #22 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 1,500 — #1 most powerful out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Role: Armored vehicle-launched bridge (AVLB)
> Crew size: 2
> First entered service: 2003

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2. M109 (Paladin)
> Size: 3,885.5 cubic feet (length: 31.7 feet, width: 10.3 feet, height: 11.9 feet)
> Top speed: 40.0 mph — #25 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 450 — #10 most powerful out of 32 vehicles (tied)
> Role: Self-propelled artillery
> Crew size: 4
> First entered service: 1963

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1. M60 AVLB
> Size: 3,934.5 cubic feet (length: 30.9 feet, width: 11.9 feet, height: 10.7 feet)
> Top speed: 30.0 mph — #30 fastest out of 32 vehicles
> Horsepower: 750 — #5 most powerful out of 32 vehicles
> Role: Armored vehicle-launched bridge (AVLB)
> Crew size: 2
> First entered service: 1967

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