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Jeep J8

Light utility vehicle

Jeep J8

The Jeep J8 light utility vehicle is a militarized version of civilian Jeep Wrangler

 
 
Entered service 2008
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 1 / 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 2 600 kg
Payload capacity 1 339 kg
Length 4.63 m
Width 1.88 m
Height 1.76 m
Mobility
Engine VM Motori diesel
Engine power 194 hp
Maximum road speed 140 km/h
Range 630 ~ 930 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.4 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording 0.76 m

 

   The Jeep J8 is a militarized version of the civilian Jeep Wrangler. It was developed as a private venture and is mainly aimed at the export customers. The J8 was first revealed in 2007. Its small-scale production commenced in 2008 from knock-down kits in Egypt. Currently it is in service with Egypt. The Jeep J8 is also assembled in Israel as the AIL Storm 3.

   The Jeep J8 is available as a four-door multipurpose utility vehicle and two-door pickup truck. Both versions can transport troops and equipment. Other body styles are available with various seating configurations. It can be also used as command, communication vehicle, or ambulance.

   The J8 has a payload capacity of 1 339 kg. It has reinforced brakes, axles and suspension components, comparing with the civilian version. This utility vehicle can tow trailers or artillery pieces with a maximum weight of 3 500 kg.

   The J8 is not intended for front-line operations. It is better suited for border patrol, police, and internal security forces. However this vehicle can be fitted with add-on armor kit, which provides protection against small arms fire and artillery shell splinters.

   The Jeep J8 is powered by an Italian VM Motori 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 194 hp. It is coupled with a Chrysler 5-speed automatic transmission. This military vehicle can be airlifted inside military cargo aircraft or carried underslung by helicopters.

 

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