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Navistar International MXT

Light utility truck

Navistar International MXT

The Navistar MXT is a commercial pickup truck, modified to suit military needs



Navistar MXT-MVU
Entered service 2009
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 5 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 7.19 t
Payload capacity 2.42 t
Length 6.4 m
Width 2.44 m
Height 2.3 m
Mobility
Engine MaxxForce 6-liter diesel
Engine power 340 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 100 km/h
Range ~ 640 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording 1 m

 

   The International MXT or Military Extreme Truck was developed by Navistar Defense. It started life as a large commercial pickup truck. However later vehicle was modified to suit military needs. The military version was introduced in 2006. This tactical vehicle is intended for border patrols, reconnaissance missions and logistic operations. It fills the gap between HMMWVs and larger MRAP vehicles. In 2009 it was adopted by the British Army for service in Afghanistan as the Husky. It replaced the Land Rover Defender, Reynolds Boughton RB-44 and Pinzgauer 716/718 series vehicles. A small number of MXT trucks is in service with Canada.

   Vehicle is available with regular, extended and crew cab versions. It accommodates up to 5 fully equipped troops, depending on the version.

   The Navistar MXT is available in armored or unarmored versions. Armored version provides protection against small arms fire, artillery shell splinters and IEDs. It was designed in cooperation with Plasan Sasa. Armored version has a payload capacity of 1 678 kg. Unarmored version can carry nearly 2 500 kg. Both versions can also tow light trailers or artillery pieces with a maximum weight of 8 600 kg.

   The Navistar MXT is powered by a MaxxForce 6-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 340 hp. It is coupled with Allison 5-speed automatic transmission. Vehicle is fitted with a self-recovery winch as standard. This vehicle can be airlifted by the C-130 Hercules military transport.

   The British Army Husky is available in three baseline versions - utility, ambulance and command vehicle.

 

Video of the armored Navistar International MXT light utility truck

 

 
Navistar International MXT

Navistar International MXT

Navistar International MXT

Navistar International MXT

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