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KamAZ-4350

General utility truck

KamAZ-4350

The KamAZ-4350 4x4 general utility truck is a member of Mustang family

 
 
Entered service 2003
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 7.5 t
Maximum load 4.1 t
Length 7.8 m
Width 2.5 m
Height 3.2 m
Mobility
Engine KamAZ-740.11.240 diesel
Engine power 240 hp
Maximum road speed 100 km/h
Range 1 000 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 68%
Side slope 44%
Vertical step up to 0.6 m
Trench 0.5 m
Fording 1.75 m

 

   The KamAZ-4350 general utility truck is a member of Mustang family. This family of military trucks also includes larger KamAZ-5350 (6x6) and KamAZ-6350 (8x8). This 4x4 utility truck traces back its origins to the KamAZ-4310, launched in 1981. The 4350 was officially accepted to service with the Russian Army in 2002, as well as other trucks of the Mustang range. Its low-rate production commenced in 2003. It replaces the ageing GAZ-66 light utility trucks.

   The KamAZ-4350 is entirely conventional in design. This military truck has a payload capacity of 4 100 kg and can tow trailers or artillery pieces with a maximum weight of 7 000 kg. It can be fitted with a variety of bodies, as well as shelters and removable containers. The standard troop/cargo platform is fitted with drop sides, drop tailgate, and removable tarpaulin with bows. It can carry up to 30 troops.

   A three-person cab is standard across the Mustang range. It has a sleeping berth and tilts forward for engine access. This cab can be fitted with add-on armor kit. It is also proposed with concealed built-in internal armor.

   This military truck is powered by a KamAZ-740.11.240 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 240 hp. This engine is fitted with a cold weather starting device and can be started at temperatures down to -50C. This engine is compliant with EURO II emission requirements. Vehicle has a full-time all-wheel drive. It is fitted with a central tyre inflation system, that allows to adjust tyre pressure to suit terrain conditions.

   There is a number of variants of this general utility truck. The KamAZ-43501, nicknamed "Flying KamAZ", is intended for the airborne troops. It has a shorter wheelbase and can be airdropped using parachute platforms.

 

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