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MZKT-742960

Tank transporter

MZKT-742960

The MZKT-742960 can haul loads with a maximum weight of 56 000 kg

 
 
Entered service 2015 (?)
Configuration 8x8
Cab seating 1 + 6 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (prime mover) 26 t
Weight (prime mover with trailer) 45 t
Payload capacity 56 t
Length 10.2 m
Width 3.18 m
Height 3.82 m
Mobility
Engine Deutz BF8M1015C diesel
Engine power 544 hp
Maximum road speed 70 km/h
Range ~ 700 km
Maneuverability
Gradient (unloaded) 25%
Gradient (loaded) 10%
Side slope (prime mover) 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.4 m
Trench ~ 1.8 m
Fording ~ 1 m
Fording (with preparation) ~ 1.6 m

 

   Recently a new MZKT-742960 tank transporter was revealed in Belarus. It follows the lines of the previous MZKT-7429 series transporters. It is likely that this new vehicle was aimed at the Belarusian armed forces, as well as export customers. Some sources report that production of this vehicle was launched in 2015. Recent MZKT trucks are typically marketed under the Volat brand.

   The MZKT-742960 prime mover is used in conjunction with an MZKT-820400 2-axle semi-trailer. This transporter can haul loads with a maximum weight of 56 000 kg. It can carry main battle tanks, heavy armored vehicles, self-propelled artillery systems, construction equipment and other military loads. This tank transporter can carry two BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles at once.

   The prime mover has a new metal-frame cabin. The older MZKT-7429 series models were fitted with a MAZ cabs. The new crew cab accommodates driver and 6 passengers. So this tank transporter can carry the entire crew of the main battle tank or self-propelled howitzer. The rear seats can be folded down to make two sleeping berths. Windscreens are mounted vertically in order to minimize light reflections. The cab can be fitted with add-on armor kit.

   The prime mover is powered by a Deutz BF8M1015C turbocharged diesel engine, developing 544 hp. It is mated to an Allison automatic transmission with 6-forward and 1-reverse speeds. Vehicle has an 8x8 configuration. Maximum road speed is limited to 70 km/h. The prime mover is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. This tank transporter has some degree of cross-country mobility and can travel over rugged terrain.

   The prime mover is fitted with a double winch. It aids loading of immobile or disabled vehicles.

 

 
MZKT-742960

MZKT-742960

MZKT-742960

MZKT-742960

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