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Kenworth C500

Heavy utility truck

Kenworth C500

The Kenworth C500 Brute is a tough and exceptionally capable military truck

 
 
Entered service 1972
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
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Engine diesel
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Maximum road speed ~ 90 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
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   A militarized version of civilian Kenworth C500 was produced between 1972 and 1988 and used by Canadian army. This truck is nicknamed the Brute. It is a modified version of a standard civilian truck. However it is a tough and exceptionally capable machine. A civilian version was used in constructions and for other heavy-duty applications. It has good mobility and can operate on and off-road. Most of the Kenworth C500 trucks were phased out of the Canadian army service. However some sources report that as of 2009 some of these trucks were still in service.

   This military trucks are adapted to carry demountable modular units, such as ribbon bridge components, and other. Also it was used for various logistic operations. It can also tow trailers and artillery pieces. When these trucks were withdrawn from service, ex-military vehicles were often purchased by civilians and fitted with various bodies.

   A bonneted cab accommodates driver and co-driver.

   This military truck has an all-wheel drive.The C500 can be airlifted, however the aircraft has to be as big as the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III.

   A Kenworth C501 is a tractor truck version with long haul range. It was used by Canadian armed forces to transport equipment, such as tanks and helicopters.

 

 
Kenworth C500

Kenworth C500

Kenworth C500

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