M977 HEMTT: Heavy Tactical Truck
Commander's HMG: M2 caliber .50 HMG (optional)
Ammunition Stowage: 100 ready/1000 stowed
Default Ammunition: 100/1000 .50 cal M2 AP-T
Frontal Turret Armor: N/A
Cab Armor: Thin. Protected vs 7.62mm Ball. (optional)
Combat Mass: 17.6 tonnes (plus up to 9,100kg of cargo)
Height: 2.8m (top of cab)
Engine Power: 445hp MTU Detroit Diesel 12.1 liter diesel
Top Speed: 100kph
Manufactured by the Oshkosh Truck Corporation, the M977 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck is an 8x8 heavy cargo/utility truck that entered service with U.S. Army in 1982. Intended as a replacement for the 1960's era M520 "Goer", the HEMTT series has much greater mobility compared to that vehicle and the M92x/M93x series of five-ton trucks.
In the simulation this vehicle provides resupply services for ammunition to armed vehicles, infantry squads, and missile/HMG teams represented in Steel Beasts Professional. The vehicle may be made available to Blue, Red, and other factional forces. The HEMTT Cargo vehicle will only resupply units of its own side. Thus a Blue HEMTT Cargo truck cannot be used by another factions armed vehicles or infantry units, regardless of enemy/neutral/allied status.
Resupply of ammunition can be accomplished by moving the unit which requires resupply close to the vehicle and then waiting. Resupply will automatically commence within a couple of minutes. Note that full resupply may take some time.
Beginning with revision 4.156 the HEMTT Cargo is crew-able at the Commander's (F7) and Driver's (F9) positions. Though normally unarmed, this vehicle may optionally be equipped with a ring mounted .50cal M2HB machine gun at the Commander's position. Additionally, the vehicle may be outfitted with improvised armor kits to enhance crew survivability.