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Tank transporter

Iveco M1100

The IVECO M1100 heavy transporter was designed to operate in the most hostile environmental conditions

Entered service 2003
Configuration 8x8
Cab seating 1 + 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (kerb) 19 t
Payload capacity ~ 70 t
Gross combination weight 110 - 130 t
Length 8.64 m
Width 2.88 m
Height 3 m
Engine IVECO 8210 diesel
Engine power 500 hp
Maximum road speed 80 km/h
Range 800 km
Gradient over 20%
Side slope ?
Vertical step ?
Trench ?
Fording 1 m


   The IVECO M1100 tank transporter is a tactical military vehicle, designed to operate in the most hostile environmental conditions. It is the heaviest member of IVECO tactical vehicle range. Deliveries of this tank transporter to the Italian Army commenced in 2003. It replaced the previous IVECO M320.45. Its Italian Army designation is the ASTRA SMH88.50, while IVECO M1100 is the export name. However it seems that there were no export sales of this tractor truck to date.

   Main role of this vehicle is to tow main battle tanks, self-propelled howitzers and other heavy loads to the frontline. So a genuine military equipment transporter is better suited for this role than militarized commercial designs. The M1100 is a tactical vehicle with adequate cross-country performance. It is not limited to hard surface roads. It can tow main battle tanks, such as Italian Ariete, over hard surface roads and rough terrain as well.

   This tractor truck is based on a heavily modified chassis of IVECO M320 series 8x8 tactical truck. There is a high degree of commonality of components across IVECO range of tactical military trucks with 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 configurations. A number of automotive components are from IVECO EuroTrakker range of commercial trucks. However the M1100 tank transporter was uprated to tow heavy loads. A number of systems were revised.

   The IVECO M1100 tractor truck operates at gross combination weight of 110 t. However technically permissible weight is 130 t. So normally it can tow semitrailers with loads of about 70 t.

   This tank transporter is fitted with a purpose-designed military cab. This cab accommodates driver and up to three passengers. There are sleeper berths for driver and co-driver. The cab is tilted forward for engine access and maintenance. Add-on armor kit can be fitted to the cab it provides protection against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters.

   This tank transporter is powered by IVECO 8210 13.8-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 500 hp. It meets EURO II emission requirements. The powerful engine is capable of giving the loaded tractor a top speed of 80 km/h. Engine is mated to a 16-speed manual transmission. This tank transporter has a permanent all-wheel drive and is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. The tractor truck has two loading winched with a pulling capacity of 25 t.




   IVECO M1250.70TWM is a new tractor truck, that was first revealed in 2016. It was developed in response for an increasing demand for high-power tractor units. It is powered by a commercial IVECO Cursor 16 16-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 680 hp. Engine is mated to a 12-speed automated transmission. This vehicle has an 8x8 configuration.


Iveco M1100

Iveco M1100

Iveco M1100

Iveco M1100

Iveco M1100

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