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Heavy high mobility truck


The KamAZ-6560M is a member of Tornado family of military trucks and armored vehicles

Entered service Expected in 2015
Configuration 8x8
Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight ~ 12 t
Payload capacity ~ 24 t
Length ~ 10 m
Width ~ 2.5 m
Height ~ 3 m
Engine YaMZ-5367 diesel
Engine power 450 hp
Maximum road speed 90 km/h
Range 1 000 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench up to 2 m
Fording up to 1.8 m


   The KamAZ-6560M is a further development of the KamAZ-6560. It was first publicly revealed in 2014. It is a member of new Tornado family of military vehicles. Recently KamAZ developed a whole family of trucks and armored vehicles. This family includes machines with 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 configurations. It seems that model with 10x10is also planned. KamAZ Taifun mine resistant ambush protected vehicle is also a member of this family. There is a high degree of commonality among all of these military vehicles. The Tornado family of vehicles is being proposed for the Russian Army as well as export customers. Official sources claim that production of this truck is planed to begin in 2015.

   The KamAZ-6560M has a payload capacity of about 24 t. The main role of this high mobility vehicle is to carry troops and cargo. It can also carry various bodies and specialized equipment. The new KamAZ-6560M can be customized as fuel tanker, recovery vehicle, prime mover, palletized load carrying system, mobile crane, multiple launch rocket system, mobile howitzer, mobile crane and can suit many other roles. Vehicle can also tow trailers or artillery pieces with a maximum weight of 15 t.

   Cab of this truck accommodates driver and up to two passenger. Armored cab offers protection against 7.62-mm armor-piercing rounds. It is likely that the cab can be fitted with add-on composite armor. The cab was also designed to withstand mine blasts. Cab of the vehicle withstands mine blasts equivalent to 6 kg of TNT. An NBC filtration system for the cab is proposed as an option.

   This tactical truck is powered by a YaMZ-5367 diesel engine, developing 450 hp. Engine is mated with a German ZF 6HP 602 automatic transmission. Engine is located behind the cab. This feature allowed to reduce height of the vehicle and prevent engine and cooling system from damage and blockage with mud. Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre inflation system and has run-flat tyres.






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