The M983 is a tractor unit for use with the trailer-mounted MIM-104 Patriot missile system. It can also be used with the Interim Stryker Recovery System, or other trailers. An earlier variant fitted with a 30 KW generator and crane mounted behind the cab was used to tow the MGM-31 Pershing Erector Launcher in CONUS. The M983A2 Light Equipment Transporter (LET) tractor is mainly used to transport construction and engineer equipment. It has a 45,000 lbs. (20,430 kg) 2 speed hydraulic winch mounted behind the cab used to load the trailer. It does not have a self-recovery winch.
This newly tooled, released 1/35th scale M983A2 HEMTT Tractor w/ M870A1 Semi-Trailer from Trumpeter features a detailed multi-directional slide-molded cab, a full drive train assembly complete with an engine, transmission, differential housing and suspension units.
*The M983A2 HEMTT Tractor w/ M870A1 Semi-Trailer does not include a D9R Dozer.