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Oshkosh Global HET

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Oshkosh Global HET

The Oshkosh Global HET has a 6x6 configuration but offers the same versatility as 8x8 vehicle

 
 
Entered service 2012
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 5 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 17.37 t
Payload capacity 65 t
Length 9.21 m
Width 3.73 m
Height 3.64 m
Mobility
Engine Caterpillar C18 diesel
Engine power 700 hp
Maximum road speed 80 km/h
Range ~ 750 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 15%
Side slope ?
Vertical step ?
Trench ?
Fording 0.8 m

 

   The Oshkosh Global HET is a 6x6 version of the HET A1. It seems that this vehicle is aimed at the export customers. In 2011 it was selected by United Arab Emirates. First vehicles were delivered in 2012. There it is used as a tractor truck for the Jobaria artillery rocket system. It tows semi-trailer with the rocket launcher and resupply semi-trailer with reload ammunition and crane.

   The Global HET is a purpose-designed heavy-duty military vehicle. It offers the same versatility as the HET A1 with 8x8 configuration. It can tow semi-trailers with loads up to a maximum weight of 65 000 kg. It has good cross-country mobility and can operate over any type of terrain and in remote areas. Its main role is to carry heavy military equipment on a trailer to the frontline. It can rapidly deploy main battle tanks, armored recovery vehicles, self-propelled artillery systems and other combat vehicles that can not self-deploy over long distances. It can also carry construction materials and other heavy loads.

   Vehicle has an integral armored cab. Protection level of the cab can be tailored depending on the threat and mission requirements. The cab accommodates driver, co-driver and 4 passengers. So it can carry the crew of the main battle tank, or other combat vehicle, that the Global HET transports on a trailer. The rear seat for four passenger can be transformed into a sleeper bunk for two.

   This tractor truck is powered by an 18.1-liter Caterpillar C18 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 700 hp. This engine complies with EURO III emission requirements. It is mated to an Allison 7-speed automatic transmission. This prime mover has a 6x6 configuration. Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. It can be adjusted from the driver's seat to suit the terrain that is being crossed.

   Behind the cab there is a winch assembly housing a dual winch arrangement which is used for loading and unloading operations. There are two winches with 25 t capacity each. There is also an auxiliary winch.

   Despite its bulk the Global HET can be airlifted in an aircraft, although they have to be as large as a C17 Globemaster III to accommodate the tractor truck.

 

Video of the Oshkosh Global HET heavy equipment transporter

 
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Oshkosh Global HET

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Oshkosh Global HET

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