Tatra company showed two new cars
The first of the presented machines is a container ship T815-7. A car with the medical module of the company Karbox sro in the form factor of a standard ISO-container was presented at the exhibition. This machine is a further development of the ideas embodied in the T815 truck family. Like many other Tatra cars, the T815-7 container ship has a so-called. spinal frame, which is based on a tubular structure. Inside the central tube there are all the necessary transmission units, and on the sides, wheel axles are attached to it. This design of the frame and chassis was developed to improve the patency of the machines. To demonstrate these possibilities at the Eurosatory-2014 exhibition, the container ship with the wheel formula 8х8 stood on a specially prepared platform. Under several of its wheels were made hills of different heights. The chassis confidently stood on such a complex surface.
The second "premiere" of the company Tatra is of much greater interest. In collaboration with specialists from the Israeli company Plasan Sasa, Czech automakers have developed an 4x4 High Mobility Heavy Duty (HMHD) armored truck for the transport of various goods in a combat zone. The presented machine has a two-axle all-wheel drive chassis of the T815 family. It is noted that in the future, new versions of the military armored truck with other family chassis will be created. Thus, in the following exhibitions, vehicles with the wheel formula 6 XX6, 8 XXXX, 8 XXXUMX and even 10 XXXUMX may appear. All this equipment can be interesting to potential customers.
Based on the ideas of the T815 family, the new HMHD project has a number of features characteristic of these trucks. All units of the machine are mounted on a spinal frame with a central beam, to which wheel axles are attached. It is argued that this design of the machine allows to achieve an optimal balance of speed, carrying capacity and terrain. In addition, the machines of the T815 family are widely spread, which should simplify the operation of the newest armored truck.
According to the manufacturer, the maximum weight of an armored truck HMHD (with payload) can reach 19 tons. The machine is equipped with a Tatra T3C-928-81 eight-cylinder engine with a power of 270 kW and a Tatra 14 TS 210L Tatra transmission with 16 transmissions (14 + 2). The maximum speed on the highway reaches 115 km / h, and the 420-liter fuel tank allows you to overcome 1200 km without refueling. The sample of the car shown at the exhibition was equipped with an onboard body. The carrying capacity of the machine in this version is 6,3 tons. Apparently, depending on the customer's wishes, the truck can be equipped with other types of bodies.
The most interesting part of the new project of the company Tatra is the crew cabin and a set of protection against rifle weapons and min. HMHD truck reservations were created in collaboration with Israeli specialists from Plasan Sasa. The available photos show that the crew cabin is completely covered with armor and protects the crew from shelling from any direction. The cab has three seats for the driver and two passengers. An interesting feature of this cabin is the seats that absorb the explosion energy under the car.
The basic booking option of the cab of the 4x4 High Mobility Heavy Duty truck conforms to the requirements of the 2 level of the NATO standard STANAG 4569. The crew and internal cab units are protected from 7,62x39 mm armor-piercing bullets, as well as from 155-mm artillery shell fragments at a distance of 80 m. In accordance with the standard, the machine must withstand explosive 6 kg of explosive under the wheel. The design of the armored cab allows you to enhance its protection. At the request of the customer cabin can be equipped with more powerful armor. In this case, the level of NATO 3 standard protection is provided. This means that the hull is able to withstand an armor-piercing bullet of the 7,62х51 mm cartridge or 155-mm projectile fragments at a distance of 60 m. In addition, the crew must be protected from undermining the 8-kg explosive device under the wheel or under the bottom.
To ensure such a high level of protection, designers from Tatra and Plasan Sasa used a multi-layer armor design and an explosion energy absorption system. The main component of the latter are special crew seats. The comfort and safety of the crew are additionally provided with various parts and systems. For example, to avoid injury to passengers, the dashboard in front of their seats is equipped with a long rail. Heavy cab doors carrying multi-layered armor are equipped with amplifiers.
Tatra's armored HMHD truck was first shown at Eurosatory-2014. For this reason, information about orders for this machine is not yet available. Potential customers learned about this truck only a few days ago and did not even have time to initiate the negotiation process, as a result of which a contract for the supply of equipment could be signed. Prospects for the project will be known later.
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- Ryabov Kirill
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