AFV Weight Distribution by System

(Created July 2016)

Modern US Army Armored Fighting Vehicles

References:
The Future Combat System: Minimizing Risk While Maximizing Capability by COL Brian R Zahn. (1.3~ MB PDF)


LAV

LAV
%

M8 AGS

M8 AGS
%

M2A2 Bradley

M2A2 Bradley
%

M1A2 Abrams

M1A2 Abrams
%

%
Average

Hull

8,680 lbs

30.16%

9,200 lbs

22.79%

32,960 lbs

46.19%

38,880 lbs

28.46%

31.90%

Suspension

6,060 lbs

21.06%

7,420 lbs

18.38%

12,120 lbs

16.98%

24,350 lbs

17.83%

18.56%

Power Plant

3,970 lbs

13.79%

6,500 lbs

16.11%

6,970 lbs

9.77%

10,660 lbs

7.80%

11.87%

Aux. Auto

1,800 lbs

6.25%

1,980 lbs

4.91%

2,170 lbs

3.04%

3,960 lbs

2.90%

4.28%

Weapon Station

3,500 lbs

12.16%

9,810 lbs

24.31%

7,520 lbs

10.54%

43,900 lbs

32.14%

19.79%

Fire Control

Included in WS

Included in WS

700 lbs

1.73%

1,370 lbs

1.92%

3,770 lbs

2.76%

2.14%

Ammo

1,190 lbs

4.13%

1,990 lbs

4.93%

2,570 lbs

3.60%

3,590 lbs

2.63%

3.82%

Organic Vehicle Equipment

890 lbs

3.09%

920 lbs

2.28%

2,160 lbs

3.03%

3,070 lbs

2.25%

2.66%

Fuel

510 lbs

1.77%

1,080 lbs

2.68%

1,320 lbs

1.85%

3,580 lbs

2.62%

2.23%

Crew

2,180 lbs

7.57%

760 lbs

1.88%

2,200 lbs

3.08%

840 lbs

0.61%

3.29%

Total Weight (lbs)

28,780 lbs

N/A

40,360 lbs

N/A

71,360 lbs

N/A

136,600 lbs

N/A

N/A

Total Weight (Short Tons)

14.4 tons

N/A

20.2 tons

N/A

35.7 tons

N/A

68.3 tons

N/A

N/A