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Based on the M107/M110 SPG chassis, the M578 is a light armored recovery vehicle used for recovering disabled vehicles as well as changing major sub-systems in the field (engines, transmissions and guns).

Originally developed as a heavy lifting crane for barrel replacements of self-propelled guns in heavy artillery battalions, the M578 of late functions more as a wrecker and a general recovery vehicle. Original plans called for two versions, one with a turret and one without.


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