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Renault Sherpa 5

General utility truck

Renault Sherpa 5

The Renault Sherpa 5 general utility truck was specially designed to meet military needs

 
 
Country of origin France
Entered service ?
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 2/5 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 14.2 t
Maximum load 7 - 12 t
Length 7.32 m
Width ~ 2.5 m
Height ~ 3 m
Mobility
Engine Renault dCI 6 diesel
Engine power 240 hp
Maximum road speed 96 km/h
Range 850 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.5 m
Trench 0.9 m
Fording 1.2 m

 

   The Sherpa 5 is a tactical military truck. It evolved from Renault GBC-180, which was essentially a refurbished and upgraded version of the French Army Berliet GBC 8 KT. Renault continued development of the GBC-180 and introduced the Sherpa 5. It is a baseline model of the whole Sherpa range of tactical military trucks with 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 configurations and with various load capacities.

   The Renault Sherpa 5 was specifically designed to meet military needs. It is conventional in design and technology. This truck is intended to be used by the front line units and logistics forces.

   The standard cargo body in used to transport at troops, logistical supplies, containers or shelters within the combat zones. Vehicle has a payload capacity ranging from 7 to 12 t. It can carry up to 24 fully-equipped troops in the cargo body.

   This truck is available with short or extended cab, located behind the engine. It provides accommodation for 2 or 5 passengers. Armored cab is proposed as an option.

   The Renault Sherpa 5 is based on a purpose-designed chassis. Vehicle is powered by Renault dCI 6 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 240 hp. This engine meets EURO III emission requirements. Other engine options are available. The Sherpa 5 uses 6x4 configuration on road and 6x6 off-road. Vehicle has good cross country mobility. It is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. The Renault Sherpa 5 is fully airportable and can be airlifted by the C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft.

   The Sherpa 5 is used as a basis for the French CAESAR 155 mm truck-mounted howitzer. Chassis of this artillery system was reinforced to withstand the recoil force.

 

Variants

 

   Renault Sherpa 5 general utility truck with 4x4 configuration. It has a payload capacity of 6.7 t and can carry up to 18 troops.

   Renault Sherpa 10 heavy utility truck (6x6) with a payload capacity of 13 t.

   Renault Sherpa 15 heavy utility truck (6x6) with a payload capacity of 16 t.

   Renault Sherpa 20 heavy utility truck (8x8) with a payload capacity of 20 t.

   Higuard is an armored Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. It is based on the Sherpa 5 chassis. It was introduced in 2008. It has an armored body with a V-shaped hull. It is available in 10- and 12 seat configuration. This armored vehicle is powered by a diesel engine, developing 340 hp.

 

 
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