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Hanyang CQ260

General utility truck

Hanyang CQ260

The Hanyang CQ260 was a Chinese license-produced version of a French Berliet GBU 15

 
 
Country of origin China
Entered service 1966
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 14.2 t
Payload capacity (on roads) 12.26 t
Payload capacity (off-road) 8.26 t
Length 7.95 m
Width 2.5 m
Height 3 m
Mobility
Engine Chongfa Model 6150 diesel
Engine power 200 hp
Maximum road speed 61 km/h
Range ~ 600 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.7 m
Trench ~ 0.7 m
Fording 1 m

 

   China began to produce motor vehicles in 1956. In the 1960s China's army required a large number of heavy military trucks to žequip its artillery, engineering and ballistic missile units. However there were no suitable indigenous heavy-duty military trucks for these roles. In the early 1960s Berilet GBU and GCH series trucks were imported to China. In the 1960s Chinese government ordered to build two heavy vehicle factories in Sichuan and Shaanxi province. The Sichuan plant was opened with the help of a French company Berliet. In 1966 this plant launched the Hanyang CQ260 military truck with 6x6 configuration. It was the first Chinese all-wheel drive military truck.

   The Hanyang CQ260 truck is no longer used by the Chinese army due to its age. In 1985 the Hanyang plant made a partnership with Austrian Steyr company and began license production of Steyr trucks. In 2006 a joint venture was established between Hanyang and Italian IVECO. Currently Hanyang company, sometimes referred as Hongyan, produces various heavy vehicles for the Chinese military.

   The CQ260 was a license-produced version of the French Berliet GBU 15. However some modifications were made to suit local manufacturing technologies. The cargo area had drop sides and drop tailgate. It could be covered with bows and canvas cover. The CQ260 could carry 12 t of cargo on hard surface roads and 8 t off-road. This powerful military truck was widely used to tow trailers and artillery pieces. It could tow loads with a maximum weight of up to 15 t.

   The 4-door cab of this truck accommodates driver and 3 passengers. The front windscreens can be tilted forward for ventilation. Some trucks had roof hatches.

   The CQ260 was powered by a Chongfa Model 6150 14.78-liter diesel engine, developing 200 hp. It was mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The truck had 6x6 configuration.

 

Variants

 

   Hanyang CQ261 tractor truck. It was used to tow various semi-trailers with loads, as well as a tank transporter. This vehicle is fitted with a more powerful engine, developing 250 hp. Some sources report that this version appeared in 1977. There was also a long wheelbase tractor truck.

   Hanyang CQ40D was a crane truck with 8x4 configuration.

   There was an 8x8 version of the CQ260. It was used to carry components of a ribbon bridge.

   Shaanxi SX250 is a heavily modified version of the Hanyang CQ260. It used chassis design of the Soviet Ural-375, which was one of the most widely used trucks in service with the Soviet Army. The SX250 used a modified cab and cargo bed design of the Hanyang CQ260. This truck was introduced in 1968. Its was planned that the SX250 will be produced in parallel to the CQ260 on the Shaanxi plant. Though due to reliability problems this truck reached mass production only in 1974. Eventually this military truck proved to be rather successful. Several thousands of SX250 series military trucks were delivered to the Chinese army. The SX250 became one of the most popular military trucks in service with China. In the 1990s the SX250 was redesignated as the SX2150. Improved versions of this basic design are still being produced.

 

 
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