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Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8x8

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Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8x8

The Mercedes-Benz Arocs militarized trucks are intended for logistical operations under conditions of peace

 
 
Country of origin Germany
Entered service ?
Configuration 8x8
Cab seating 1 + 1/2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (curb) ~ 20 t
Payload capacity up to 18 t
Length 9.29 m
Width 3.68 m
Height ~ 3.8 m
Mobility
Engine Mercedes-Benz OM 471 diesel
Engine power 510 hp
Maximum road speed 110 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.4 m
Trench 1.4 m
Fording 0.75 m

 

   The Mercedes-Benz Arocs range of militarized trucks is available with 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 configurations. This militarized version was first introduced in 2014. The Arocs is a heavy duty commercial vehicle, designed for constructions and similar roles. There is even a commercial version with 10x6 configuration. However its modified versions are being offered for military customers. The militarized Arocs is mainly intended for logistical operations under conditions of peace. It is by no means a purpose-designed tactical military vehicle. The main advantage of the Arocs trucks that these are economical to run and to maintain. Still though the Arocs has some degree of cross-country mobility due to its all-wheel drive configuration. For tactical role the Mercedes-Benz company offers another Actros range of militarized trucks. These have better off road mobility and can be fitted with armored cabs.

   The Arocs truck with 8x8 configuration is being offered with a general service troop/cargo body. It can carry loads of up to 18 t. However most likely that this truck will be mainly used to carry various specialized equipment.

   Cab of this truck accommodates the driver, plus one or two passengers. Different cab sizes are available. Armored cabs or add-on armor kits are not being offered for this vehicle.

   Vehicle is powered by a 12.8-liter Mercedes-Benz OM 471 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 510 hp. It is also available with a more powerful 15.6-liter engine, developing 625 hp. Vehicle has a permanent all-wheel drive. The Arocs is also available with selectable 8x8 and 8x4 configurations. In this case two front axles are only engaged when traveling over difficult terrain. Spare parts of this vehicle are readily available due to its commercial nature. This simplifies servicing and maintenance.

 

Variants

 

   Arocs 4151 is a baseline version with 8x8 configuration. This baseline vehicle can be customized in many different variants.

   Arocs 4163 is a tractor truck with 8x6 configuration. It was designed to tow semi-trailers with various loads, such as tanks, artillery systems, armored vehicles, construction materials and other military loads. This vehicle can haul its loads over long distances. It is powered by a 15.6-liter engine, developing 625 hp. This tractor truck has up to 6 seats. So it can be uses to carry an armored vehicle with its crew.

   Derman is a Turkish range of military trucks. It is a product of Koluman Automotive Industries. It is being proposed in 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, and 10x10 configurations. The Derman is based on the Mercedes-Benz Arocs range.

 

 

 
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