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Renault GBC-180

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Renault GBC-180

The Renault GBC-180 tactical truck is a refurbish and upgraded Berliet GBC 8 KT

 
 
Country of origin France
Entered service Late 1990s
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 8.6 t
Maximum load 5 t
Length 7.33 m
Width 2.4 m
Height ~ 3 m
Mobility
Engine Renault MIDR diesel
Engine power 175 hp
Maximum road speed 88 km/h
Range over 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 50%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 0.6 m
Fording 1.2 m

 

   The Renault GBC-180 is a tactical military truck. Essentially it is an upgraded and refurbished Berliet GBC 8 KT. These trucks have been upgraded in a number of key areas. Vehicles received new cabs, new engines and transmission. Payload capacity has been increased from 4 000 kg to 5 000 kg. A total of 17 000 Berliet GBC 8 KTs were built for the French armed forces. In 1997 it was announced that a first batch of 2 800 trucks will be upgraded. By 2009 more than 5 500 of these have been upgraded to Renault GBC-180 standard.

   The Renault GBC-180 has a conventional layout. This tactical truck can carry up to 20 fully-equipped troops or general military cargo. It can also pull a trailer with a maximum weight of 4 000 kg off-road and 6 000 kg on road.

   The upgraded Berliet GBC 8 KT was fitted with a new cab. A standard cab provides seating for driver and two passengers. Renault also offers armored cab for this truck as an option. It is fully interchangeable with the standard cab and keeps the same interior equipment. It provides protection against 7.62 mm rounds. Protection can be further enhanced with add-on armor kit. It protects against 12.7 mm heavy machine gun rounds.

   The GBC-180 is powered by Renault MIDR turbocharged diesel engine, developing 175 hp. Engine power has been increased from the previous 125 hp. Range has been increased from 600 to over 800 km and maximum road speed has been increased from 80 to 88 km/h. Most of its automotive components come from civilian ranges or other military ranges already in service. Vehicle can be fitted with a self-recovery winch. This tactical truck has operational temperature range from -20C to +45C. Vehicle can be airlifted.

 

Variants

 

   Renault Sherpa 5 is a military truck, which evolved from the GBC-180. This vehicle was specially designed to meet military needs. It is conventional in design and technology. It is intended to be used by the front line units and logistics forces. Renault developed a whole range of Sherpa military trucks, including models with different payload capacities and even an 8x8 version. The Sherpa 5 is a baseline model of this family.

 

 

 

 
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