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Heavy utility truck


The MZKT-6001 is a baseline model for the whole family of military trucks

Entered service ?
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 12.3 t
Payload capacity 11.2 t
Length 9.45 m
Width 2.55 m
Height 3 m
Engine YaMZ-7513 diesel
Engine power 420 hp
Maximum road speed 90 km/h
Range ~ 1 000 km
Gradient 58%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 1.2 m
Fording 1.1 m


   The MZKT-6001 heavy utility truck was publicly revealed in 2009. It is entirely new design. It was developed to meet a possible requirement of the Belarusian armed forces. It is also aimed at export customers. The MZKT-6001 is planned as a baseline model for the whole family of 4x4, 6x6, 8x8 and maybe even 10x10 military trucks. Recent MZKT trucks are typically marketed under Volat brand.

   The baseline model is a general service vehicle for troop and cargo transportation. The MZKT-6001 has a payload capacity of 11.2 t. Cargo area is fitted with drop-sides and drop-tailgate. Cargo area is covered with bows and canvas cover. This military truck can also tow trailers and artillery pieces with a maximum weight of 10 t.

   This military truck has a low-profile cab. The cab is made of steel rather than composite materials. These is seating for driver and two passengers. The cab can be fitted with add-on armor kit as well as protection against mines and IEDs.

   This military truck is powered by a YaMZ-7513 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 420 hp. Engine is mounted behind the cab. Such layout allowed to reduce overall height. Also such engine location protects damage of the radiator and blockage with mud. Because of such engine layout the MZKT-6001 resembles MAN high mobility trucks. Vehicle has a 6x6 configuration with full-time all-wheel drive. Also this military truck has significant ground clearance. Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre inflation system.




   MZKT-5002 is a 4x4 version. It was first publicly revealed in 2013. It was developed to meet requirements of Belarusian border guards;

   MZKT-6002 is an 8x8 version. It was first publicly revealed in 2015. It emerged as a general service troop and cargo transport. However this high mobility vehicle was also designed to carry heavy and specialized equipment, such as radars, command shelters, antenna masts, missile launchers and so on.





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