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Artillery tractor


The BAZ-6306 artillery tractor is used to tow heavy artillery pieces

Entered service 2004
Configuration 8x8
Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (curb) 20.25 t
Maximum load 18.75 t
Length 10.4 m
Width 2.75 m
Height 3.19 m
Engine YaMZ-8424.10 diesel
Engine power 470 hp
Maximum road speed 70 km/h
Range 1 000 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 2 m
Fording ~ 1.2 m


   The BAZ-6306 artillery tractor is a variant of the BAZ-6909 8x8 chassis, which is a baseline model of the Voschina-1 military truck family. This family includes 6x6 and 8x8 heavy high mobility trucks, prime movers, artillery tractors, with a payload capacity of 13-21 t. The BAZ-6306 entered service with the Russian Army in 2004. It is used to tow heavy artillery pieces, such as 152-mm howitzers. This military truck is being produced by the Bryansk Motor Vehicle Plant.

   The BAZ-6306 artillery tractor is of conventional design. It has a payload capacity of 18 750 kg. This vehicle is used to tow heavy artillery pieces or other trailers with a maximum with of 15 000 kg on- and off-road. It can also tow aircraft with a maximum weight of 50 000 kg. Vehicle can be also used as a ballast tractor to tow weights up to 115 000 kg.

   The cargo body is used to carry ammunition.

   The BAZ-6306 is fitted with a three-person armored cab. The BAZ-6306U is a variant, fitted with extended cab, which provides seating for the driver plus the gun crew of 6 men. Alternatively extra seats can be transformed into sleeper berths.

   A number of automotive components are standard across the Voschina-1 range of military trucks. Initially BAZ-6306 trucks were fitted with a YaMZ-8424.10 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 470 hp. Some sources claim, that later, a more powerful YaMZ-849 diesel was used. It develops 500 hp. Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. This artillery tractor has good cross-country performance.

   The BAZ-6306 has a climatic operational range from -50C to +45C. It can be airlifted by An-22, An-124 or Il-76 transport aircraft.





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