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FAP 2026

General utility truck

FAP 2026

The Serbian FAP 2026 heavy-duty military truck is based on the Daimler design

 
 
Country of origin Yugoslavia
Entered service 1978
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 11 t
Maximum load 6 - 10 t
Length 7.72 m
Width 2.4 m
Height 3.2 m
Mobility
Engine FAMOS diesel
Engine power 256 hp
Maximum road speed 80 km/h
Range 600 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench 0.75 m
Fording 1.2 m

 

   The FAP 2026 is a general utility truck, produced by Fabrika Automobila Priboj (FAP). This 6x6 off-road vehicle was developed to meet the requirements of the Yugoslav Peoples Army. It is worth mentioning, that the FAP signed a license agreement with the Daimler in 1975. The FAP 2026 entered service in 1978. This heavy-duty truck was produced in large numbers and its production still continues in Serbia. It saw action during the wars in former Yugoslavia and the war in Kosovo. Currently it is operational with all former Yugoslavia countries. Many of these trucks were exported to Saudi Arabia, where they recommended themselves well. Some sources claim, that Egypt operates 860 of these military trucks.

   A number of variants of this military truck exist. The most common is the baseline troop/cargo carrier. The FAP 2026 has a payload capacity of 6 000 kg off-road and up to 10 000 kg on hard surface roads. Its cargo area can carry 20 fully equipped troops. This truck can also tow trailers or artillery pieces with a maximum weight of 7 200 kg on all types of roads and off-road.

   Cab of the 2026 is similar to that of the Mercedes-Benz. It accommodates driver plus one passenger. The cab tilts forward for service and maintenance.

   The FAP 2026 is powered by a FAMOS diesel engine, developing 260 hp. This engine was built under license from the British Leyland. Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre pressure system. Winches are fitted as standard.

   Various versions of this military truck exist. The FAP 2026 is also used for mounting of the PM M71 floating bridge, M-77 Oganj multiple launch rocket system, M-85 Zirafa mobile radar, SORA self-propelled gun and for other applications.

 

Variants

 

   FAP 2228 is the current production model. It is an improved version of the FAP 2026, powered by a license-produced Mercedes-Benz OM 906 LA turbocharged diesel engine, developing 279 hp. This engine meets EURO 3 emission requirements.

 

Predrag Mrdjen

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Video of the FAP 2026 general utility truck

 

 
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