FMTV Parts, Expertise & Experience
The Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) in the U.S. Army tactical vehicle fleet has set new worldwide tactical vehicle standards for capability, reliability, mobility and transportability, and continues to boast the highest availability percentage of any military vehicle. Since the start of the program in 1988, 56,000 FMTV vehicles were manufactured for military forces and government contractors.
Comprised of over sixteen truck variants on two basic platforms – the 2.5-ton 4 x 4 Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) and the 5- to 10-ton 6 x 6 Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV), the FMTV models include troop carriers, cargo carriers, vans, dump trucks, recovery vehicles, tractors, specialty vehicles and more, as well as three trailer models, making it a highly versatile tactical vehicle family. With about 85% parts commonality across the FMTV family, readiness rates are able to be kept high while decreasing parts costs.
FMTV Quick Facts and History
- Prototype designed and built in 1988 by Stewart & Stevenson
- First A0 FMTV manufactured in 1991 by Stewart & Stevenson
- The Stewart & Stevenson 200-acre campus and manufacturing area covered more than 900,000 square feet in Sealy, Texas dedicated to FMTV production
- The Sealy, Texas campus includes an Electro-deposition (E-Coat) primer operation, full metal fabrication center, and a 1.3 mile high-speed, all-weather test track
- More than 56,000 FMTVs and trailers delivered to the U.S. Army with over 20 variants produced as of December 2010. Below is a listing of the higher volume variants:
- Acknowledged worldwide as the tactical vehicle leader for capability, reliability, mobility and transportability
- U.S. Army coined the term “ultra-reliable” to describe the BAE Systems FMTV
- 85 % commonality of parts among all vehicles in FMTV family
- One of the first off-road tactical cargo families to sustain operational readiness rate of more than 94 percent during wartime for the US Army
- First to pass the Army’s 22-year accelerated corrosion test
- First to incorporate installation of anti-lock braking system in a tactical truck
- First tactical truck to integrate digital J1939 Data Bus capability
FMTV production ended in 2010 at the Sealy, Texas facility when BAE Systems lost the Rebuy contract protest to OshKosh Truck. As the FMTV fleet gets older and engineering changes continue to be applied, parts for the original A0 and even the A1 configurations will be more difficult to come by. MTP Drivetrain Services worked with BAE Systems to procure a sizable amount of FMTV excess inventory. If you need a part for an FMTV variant, we either have the part on the shelf or can locate that part for you. Please use our Parts Inventory page to search our inventory for the part you need.
As the rebuilding of engines, transmissions, and axles are the core competencies of MTP, we will be posting the evolution of these assemblies in the FMTV trucks over the years for your reference. Please check back for this coming update.
MTP also supported BAE Systems when they were managing the FMTV Reset effort at Red River Army Depot (RRAD) from 2005 through 2010. MTP Field Technicians were on site at RRAD to assist the Depot with configuration issues, parts identification, engine and transmission troubleshooting, and other technical issues they encountered. Please use our Contact Us page to ask us a question about your FMTV issues and we will get you an answer.