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MAN HX60

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MAN HX60

The MAN HX60 is a tactical truck with a 4x4 configuration and 6 t payload capacity

 
 
Entered service 2004
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ~ 7 t
Payload capacity 6 t
Length 7.6 m
Width 2.55 m
Height ~ 2.89 m
Mobility
Engine MAN diesel
Engine power 326 hp
Maximum road speed 90 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 0.6 m
Fording 1.2 m

 

   The MAN HX is a range of tactical trucks specially developed to meet military needs. It replaced in production the FX and LX ranges. The MAN HX60 military truck has a 4x4 configuration. The HX range also includes trucks with 6x6 (HX58) and 8x8 (HX77) configurations. These trucks are designed for off-road application. It seems that production of the HX range commenced in 2004. The HX60 trucks are in service with Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Germany operates only a small number of these vehicles, however UK ordered over 5 000 HX60 military trucks in various versions. These replaced the Leyland DAF T244 4-tonne trucks. Vehicles have a projected service life of 20 years. New Zealand operates approximately 120 of these trucks.

   The MAN HX60 is essentially a successor to the MAN KAT 1 with 4x4 configuration. It has a payload capacity of 6 t. This military truck is used to transport troops and general cargo, as well as for other applications. Vehicle can be used to mount shelters. It can also tow trailers and artillery pieces.

   The MAN HX60 is fitted with an all-steel solid modular cab. The same cab is used across the HX and SX ranges of military trucks. It provides seating for driver and two passengers. Add-on armor kit can be fitted to the cab. There is an observation hatch on the roof. It can be used to mount a light machine gun. Separated windscreens are designed for easier replacement. Also these are installed vertically in order to minimize light reflections.

   The MAN HX range is based on the automotive components of commercial MAN TGA heavy truck range. The HX60 is powered by a MAN turbocharged diesel engine, developing 326 hp. It meets EURO IV emission requirements. The engine is located behind and under the cab. This feature allowed to reduce height of the vehicle. Also such location protects damage of the radiator or blockage with mud. All models are fitted with ZF 12-speed automatic gearbox. Maximum road speed is electronically limited to 88 km/h. A central tyre inflation system is proposed as an option. Without preparation the MAN HX60 fords water obstacles up to 1.2 m deep. With preparation it can ford up to 1.5 m. Vehicle can operate in climatic conditions, ranging from -32C to +50C. Trucks can be fitted with an Arctic kit for operation down to -46C. The MAN HX60 can be airlifted by the C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft with little preparation.

 

 
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