All the (off)road going amphibious vehicles of the world. (work in progress) All the (off)road going amphibious vehicles of the world. (work in progress)

Last modified 15 Apr 2010

Goer Cargo The XM 520 E1 cargo version went into production as the M 520. The one in the picture with the small crane in the back is known as the M 877.

The engine was a multi fuel D333 by Caterpillar later models used the pure diesel D333C that produced 192 hp at 2200 rpm that gave the Goer a road speed up to 50 km/h and that was to much for a vehicle without suspension 30 km/h was possible without falling apart of vehicle and driver.

The Goers are amphibious and can do 3 to 10 km/h in calm water by the turning of the wheels. There was no extra water propulsion.

Barry Meltzer has mailed me:

I was a GOER Platoon Leader in Vietnam during 1967/1968.
We followed the monsoon to resupply remote artillery fire bases by taking the GOERS overland.
Superb vehicle under difficult ground conditions.

Tanker The M 559 tanker can carry 105 gallons (450 ltr) of fuel in it's 2 tanks. The Goers are 4 wheel drive in the lowest 2 gears, the rear wheels being driven by electric motors.

In the high 4 of the 6 gears only the front wheels are driven. The gearbox is a power shift type. The cargo and the tanker did not carry spare tires.

Wrecker The mechanics of the XM 553 wrecker are the same as the M 520 and M 559. The extra 2 tons come from the 2 spare wheels, the crane, the rear winch and the stabilizing jacks.

crane = 10 tons
front winch = 5 tons
rear winch = 22 tons
total number of wreckers build = 117

Nike-Hercules TEST Rene Henry from France
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This Goer carries a Nike-Hercule missile for a test.
That was around 1965.

I do not think that it was amphibious while carrying that missile. :-)