Assault Breacher Vehicle
Definition/Scope: The Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV) is a combat vehicle used to clear mines. The ABV is built on the M1 Abrams tank chassis that utilizes a 15-foot wide plow on the front to plow away mines. The ABV also has two M58 Mine Clearing Line Charges (MICLIC), 350-foot long rocket-launched cords packed with nearly a ton of C4 plastic explosive each, to blast away any low-lying objects in their vicinity. Once a path is cleared, lane markers are ejected from the ABV as it moves along. The ABV is also outfitted with a .50 caliber machine gun for defense.
Broader Terms:combat engineer equipment
Narrower Terms:Improvised Explosive Device