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Mercedes-Benz Axor II

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Mercedes-Benz Axor II

The MB Axor II military truck is currently in service with the German Army

 
 
Country of origin Germany
Entered service 2004
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ?
Payload capacity 5 - 7 t
Length ?
Width ?
Height ?
Mobility
Engine Mercedes-Benz diesel
Engine power 238 - 326 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 90 km/h
Range ~ 1 000 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording up to 1.2 m

 

   The original Mercedes-Benz Axor mid-weight truck was developed to fill the gap between lighter Atego and heavier Actros models. The Axor was introduced in 2001. It is a militarized version of commercial truck, modified to suit military needs. An updated version - the Axor II is produced since 2004. Former heavier versions of the Atego range were made part of the Axor range. German Army ordered a total of 1 700 Axor II trucks. Deliveries commenced in 2008.

   Models of the Axor II range from 1824A to 1833A. This truck has a payload capacity of 5-7 t, depending on the particular model. Various wheelbase lengths are available. A standard troop/cargo body is fitted with drop-sides and drop-tailgate. The cargo area can be covered with bows and tarpaulin. This military truck can tow trailers and artillery pieces.

   Cab of the Axor II accommodates driver and up to two passengers. It is tilted forward for engine access and maintenance. Observation hatch with a weapon ring can be fitted to the roof.

   The Axor II is powered by 4- or 6-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines, developing 238 to 326 hp. Emission reduced engines, that meet EURO 5 emission requirements are available. This military truck has a 4x4 configuration. All vehicle components are of commercial origin. A central tyre inflation system and self-recovery winch are optional. With a deep wading kit installed vehicle can ford water obstacles up to 1.2 m deep. This military truck can be also fitted with a cold weather kit for operation in extreme climatic conditions.

 

Variants

 

   Mercedes-Benz Zetros is a bonneted version of the Axor, modified for off-road use. It is available with 4x4 and 6x6 configurations. The Zetros series trucks are being proposed both for military and civil operators. The cab can be fitted with various levels of armor protection. The standard cab can be even replaced with a completely armored cab, which provides higher level of protection for the driver and passengers.

 

 

 

 
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