Trailer Identification

popacom

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I was trying to buy a low slung 30' electronics van off fleabay but lost cell
connect mid bid and lost....anyhow the
ad said it was a Tactical Mission Van trailer"...real low slung,kinda reminds you of a single axle beverage trailer in shape...and from what I gathered from data plates was
mfg. by company called"Wolf Coach "....
which I found with some research is a division of L3 communications....anyone out there in greeny land know any more on this,or location of any others???? any and all help appreciated......... popacom/Bill
CB#859-808-0836


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Did it have 395 tires? If so one was sold on GSA Ft Worth not long ago. Looked cool but completely goes against any mobility requirements of the military.
 

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Yep Bighurt ......:link to pic you posted was the one I was bidding on....just hopping to get a lead on where to find one to procure....
 

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It resembles an M348 in many ways, but appears too deep in the belly, and I can't quite make out where the rear wheel is. Any better pictures?

Cheers

Edit - after viewing the pictures in the post below, definitely NOT an M348!
 
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The closed Ebay auction appears to be ID# 111454787853.

Many Satcom racks. I assume they dishes were on a separate unit. The overall internal build looks a little lightweight and off the shelf for military use. I wonder if this was a one off.
 
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Found it. Main Tactical Mission Van (MTMV)

1.2.3
ETRAC Overview (Enhanced Tactical Radar Correlator)

The ETRAC is an imagery exploitation system capable of receiving U-2 Advanced Synthetic
Aperture Radar -2 (ASARS-2) sensor data, processing it to imagery, exploiting the imagery and
disseminating the imagery to multiple users. It is also capable of navigation planning and sensor
planning for the U-2 and dynamic sensor retasking of the ASARS-2. ETRAC operates at a
dedicated Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) security level. There are two ETRAC
systems, one located at XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft. Bragg, NC. and the second with the V Corps,
Mainz-Finthen, Germany, although the system is currently deployed in support of Bosnian Peace
Keeping efforts.
The ETRAC is a deployable sheltered system that consists of three major components, the
Tactical Mission Van (TMV), the Tactical Support Van (TSV), and the remote data link Surface
antenna Group (SAG). The TSV is a support and maintenance van and is not of direct interest to
the TCS or the definition of the interface. The TMV contains data link equipment, the Common
Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar Processor (CSARP), an image server, and four exploitation
and monitoring workstations.
The TMV is a commercial grade, custom-built all-aluminum construction, semi-trailer with air
ride suspension. The trailer houses the ETRAC mission equipment and three Environmental
Control Units (ECUs). The ETRAC mission equipment includes the processing server, input /
output unit, storage / recording devices, all network and internal interface equipment, switches
and routers, graphics server, printers, and control / exploitation workstations. All hardware,
excluding the input / output unit, is Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS). The heart of ETRAC is
the CSARP, which transforms Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) video phase history data to digital
imagery. The TMV also houses the hardware and software necessary for U-2 mission planning
and mission monitoring, a Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) communications suite, and all
data link equipment not located at the SAG. The van also provides workspace for three operators
and one supervisor.
 
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Interesting configuration. I can't imagine that getting over most speed bumps. It just does not seem to have much clearance. The air ride suspension would ride well on the pavement but anywhere else???
 

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Yeah, definitely a road-only trailer. Wonder why they even bothered making it camo since it would probably never get off pavement into the woods. Better camo would be to paint it bright blue with PEPSI written in 6-foot tall letters down the side, would blend into any parking lot in America.
 

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Yeah, definitely a road-only trailer. Wonder why they even bothered making it camo since it would probably never get off pavement into the woods. Better camo would be to paint it bright blue with PEPSI written in 6-foot tall letters down the side, would blend into any parking lot in America.
A true "Urban Camo"?
 

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From what I read about it, one main goal was to be able to easily drag it into aircraft for transport. It wasn't really designed to be suitable for rough country, and it's prime mover bears that out, being a small 4x2 tractor.

That said, it could be pulled across gentle terrain near a road, say near to some woods or whatever. From memory of my military days, most of the time stuff really only went slightly off road, particularly REMF gear. I also recall stuff just parked on roads that had overhanging trees (particularly in Norway). The camo would still help there, especially with the addition of some netting.

But Walmart seems a handy alternative, with the right colours!

The prime mover is visible in the attached pictures.

Cheers
 

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