This vehicle utilized the same chassis as M107 Self-Propelled Gun and M110 Self-Propelled Howitzer. This is officially designated a "Light Armored Recovery Vehicle". It was designed as a heavy lifting crane for barrel replacements of self-propelled guns. It saw use in the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm.
There is 1 known M578 on display in Wisconsin. It is at the following location:
|City Located||Photo(s)||Model Number||Hull Number /
|Fort McCoy, WI||M578||?
|Fort McCoy Equipment Park||N 44° 1.115'
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