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MAN HX77

Heavy utility truck

MAN HX77

The MAN HX77 heavy tactical truck is intended for off-road application



Entered service 2007
Configuration 8x8
Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ~ 17 t
Payload capacity 15 t
Length 10.13 m
Width 2.55 m
Height 3.92 m
Mobility
Engine MAN D2066 LF34
Engine power 440 hp
Maximum road speed 90 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench 1.8 - 2.5 m
Fording 1.2 m

 

   The MAN HX77 is an 8x8 heavy tactical truck. It is a part of HX range of tactical trucks. There are also 4x4 (HX60) and 6x6 (HX58) vehicles in this range. These vehicles were specially developed to meet military needs and replaced in production the LX and FX ranges. The MAN HX77 is intended for off-road operation. This truck is in service with Denmark and United Kingdom. The British armed forces operate over 900 of these heavy tactical trucks. First vehicles entered service in 2007. These military trucks have a projected service life of 20 years.

   The HX77 has a payload capacity of 15 t. It is used to transport general cargo. This tactical truck is also available with container handling unit for standard 20 ft ISO containers and Palletizes Loading System (PLS). It can transport either containers or flatracks. Some vehicles are fitted with sideloaders. There is also a tanker version. Vehicle can also tow trailers and artillery pieces.

   The cab accommodates driver and two passengers. It is of all-steel construction. The cab can be fitted with add-on armor. It provides the crew with excellent protection from small arms fire, artillery shell splinters, landmines and IED blasts.

   The MAN HX77 uses automotive components of the commercial MAN TGA range. This military truck is powered by a MAN D2066 LF34 10.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 440 hp. It meets EURO IV emission requirements. The engine is located behind and under the cab with the cooling system behind the cab. This feature allowed to reduce height of the vehicle. Also such design protects damage of the radiator or blockage with mud. Engine is coupled with ZF 12-speed automatic transmission. Maximum road speed is electronically limited to 88 km/h. A central tyre inflation system is optional. Vehicle can ford water obstacles up to 1.2 m deep without preparation. With preparation it fords up to 1.5 m. This military truck is capable of crossing trenches up to 2.5 m wide.

   The MAN HX81 is a prime mover designed to be used in conjunction with semi-trailers. It can be also used as a tank transporter. The HX81 is broadly similar in terms of off-road performance to the HX77. However is powered by a more powerful MAN D2868 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 680 hp. It can carry modern MBTs across rough terrain.

 

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