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HLVW

Heavy utility truck

HLVW

The HLVW heavy utility truck is in service with Canadian armed forces

 
 
Entered service 1990
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ?
Maximum load 10 - 16 t
Length ?
Width ?
Height ?
Mobility
Engine Steyr diesel
Engine power 310 hp
Maximum road speed 90 km/h
Range 550 - 700 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 1 m
Fording ~ 1 m

 

   The HLVW or Heavy Logistics Vehicle Wheeled and its variants are in service with Canadian armed forces. It was produced by Canadian Urban Transportation Development Corporation company as the UTDC 24M32. It a license-produced Austrian Steyr 1491 Percheron, however it has a number of Canadian modifications. The HLVW entered service in 1990 after a protracted selection process. Over 1 200 of these military trucks were built. During their service life these trucks made their name for durability.

   This vehicle is used to support a wide variety of missions. It has a payload capacity of 10 to 16 tonnes, depending on the variant. It can also tow trailer with a maximum load of 15 t. The HLVW can tow 35-mm anti-aircraft guns, both carrying crew and ammunition.

   This truck can be fitted with extensive add-on armor protection. A number of these vehicles were used during peacekeeping missions.

   The HLVW truck is powered by a Steyr turbocharged diesel engine, developing 310 hp. Vehicle can operate in 6x6 and 6x4 drive, making it more suitable for both highway and field use. It is fitted with cold weather starting equipment, which allows starting at -40C.

   Variants of the HLVW include cargo carriers, wrecker, tractors, bridge transporter, mobile repair shop, refuelers and water tanker, palletized load system, drone launcher and recovery vehicle.

 

 
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