Published: 26-05-2009 photo #15 0 comments 0 votes
A M577 Armored Command Post Carrier (ACPC) of the Royal Dutch Army.
Seen here in 2005 at the open days of the Dutch army.
M577: This variant is used as a command vehicle, generally as a tactical operations center (TOC).
The passenger compartment is raised to 74.75 in (189.9 cm).
The compartment has a commander's hatch with no weapons mount or vision blocks. A tent is carried on the top rear and attaches directly to the rear of the track to provide greater work space.
Multiple M577s can be connected via the tents forming a larger operations centre.
An additional fuel tank is mounted in the right rear of the compartment. Long-range communications is expedited by the use of a hand-cranked extendible antenna system.
A 4.2 kW auxiliary power unit (APU) is mounted on the right front of the vehicle to provide 24 volt power. The APU can be dismounted using a davit (crane) carried on board and sandbagged for noise suppression.
A single APU can provide power for two M577s.
The compartment includes features such as map boards, folding tables, radio, computer terminals and other command and control equipment.