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FAW MV3

General utility truck

FAW MV3

The FAW MV3 tactical truck has been adopted by Chinese army

 
 
Entered service 2011
Configuration 4x4 / 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ~ 10 t
Payload capacity up to 10 t
Length ?
Width ?
Height ?
Mobility
Engine diesel
Engine power 350 hp (?)
Maximum road speed ~ 90 km/h
Range ~ 1 000 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.6 m
Fording ~ 1.2 m

 

   The MV3 tactical truck was developed by First Automobile Works (FAW) to meet a Chinese army requirement for a general utility truck with a payload capacity of up to 10 t. The FAW is a Chinese state-owned automotive manufacturing company. To meet this requirement the FAW developed a new family of tactical military trucks with 4x4 and 6x6 configurations. It is worth noting that recently Chinese army issued a number of requirements for various new-generation trucks. In 2011 the FAW MV3 military truck has been adopted by Chinese army. It will replace a whole host of older 4x4 and 6x6 military trucks. Some sources report that MV3 trucks have been ordered by North Korea.

   The FAW MV3 is a purpose-built military vehicle. It is available with 4x4 or 6x6 configurations. These trucks have a payload capacity of up to 10 t. Vehicle has good cross-country mobility and can operate over difficult terrain. The main role of this truck is to operate in areas close to the frontline.

   A baseline model is a general service troop/cargo carrier. It can carry personnel and various military supplies. The cargo area has drop-sides and drop-tailgate. Cargo area can be covered with removable bows and tarpaulin.

   Vehicle has a bonneted cab. The FAW MV3 is available with single or double cab. The basic cab accommodates driver and co-driver. The double cab accommodates driver and 4 passengers. There is a roof hatch for observation, firing and emergency exit. It seems that the cab can be fitted with add-on armor kit.

   Some sources report that this new Chinese military truck is powered by an 8.6-liter diesel engine, developing 350 hp. It is mated to an automatic gearbox. Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre inflation system.

 

   Special thanks for Daniel Yang for sending images and information of this Chinese military truck!

 
FAW MV3 4x4

FAW MV3 4x4

FAW MV3 6x6

FAW MV3 6x6

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