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BMC 185-09B

Light utility truck

BMC 185-09B

The Turkish BMC 185-09B resembles the Mercedes-Benz Unimog

 
 
Entered service 2009
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ~ 5 t
Payload capacity 2.5 t
Length ?
Width ?
Height ?
Mobility
Engine Cummins 4ISBe diesel
Engine power 185 hp
Maximum road speed 100 km/h
Range 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 70%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording 0.8 m

 

   The BMC 185-09B is a tactical vehicle with 4x4 configuration. It is also referred as BMC EFE. It has good mobility over all kinds of roads and off-road. It is the lightest vehicle amongst BMC trucks. It resembles the Mercedes-Benz Unimog. It is worth noting that the Turkish Army operates Unimog trucks, and these proved themselves well.

   In 2008 Turkish MoD decided to acquire a total of 2 000 4x4 and 6x6 tactical wheeled vehicles and mine protected vehicles. The BMC 185-09B was one of them. First production vehicles were delivered in 2009. This tactical truck is also being proposed for export operators in African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries.

   Designation of this military truck follows the standard BMC practice. First number in the designation denotes engine power (hp), while the last number denoted gross vehicle weight (GVW). Gross vehicle weigh of this truck is 9 500 kg.

   The baseline BMC 185-09B is a troop and cargo carrier. It has a payload capacity of 2 500 kg off-road and up to 3 500 kg on hard surface roads. Its cargo area has drop sides and drop tailgate. It is covered by removable bows and tarpaulin. However this versatile truck can meet various military logistics requirements. It can be used as ambulance, equipment carrier, command vehicle, and for many other specialized roles. This military truck has a NATO standard towing hook. It can be used as light artillery tractor, or tow trailers.

   Cab of this truck accommodates driver and two passengers. There is a roof hatch with a machine gun mount.

   This tactical truck is powered by a Cummins 4ISBe turbocharged diesel engine, developing 185 hp. It is mated with manual transmission. A fully-automatic transmission is proposed as an option. Vehicle has selectable 4x2 and 4x4 configurations. All-wheel drive is typically engaged over rough terrain. The BMC 185-09B is tough and efficient vehicle with excellent cross-country performance. It can go over mud, sand and snow. A central tyre inflation system with run-flat tyres and self-recovery winch are optional.

 

 
BMC 185-09B

BMC 185-09B

BMC 185-09B

BMC 185-09B

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