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SAMIL 100

Heavy utility truck

SAMIL 100

The SAMIL 50 is a further development of the SAMIL 50 with a 6x6 configuration



Entered service ?
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 9.13 t
Maximum load 10 t
Length 10.27 m
Width 2.5 m
Height 3.35 m
Mobility
Engine Deutz V10 diesel
Engine power 268 hp
Maximum road speed 90 km/h
Range ?
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 1 m
Fording 1.2 m

 

   The SAMIL 100 is virtually a SAMIL 50 with an extra axle at the rear and a more powerful V-10 diesel engine. It shares many components (such as the cab) with the SAMIL 50 and is again based on Magirus-Deutz models, although considerably strengthened to suit local conditions and incorporating many locally-available components. This military truck has been proven under combat conditions. It is currently in service with South Africa, Alger, and possibly some other countries.

   The SAMIL 100 is the standard heavy load-carrying vehicle of the South African Defense Forces and is used in many versions. The baseline troop/cargo version has drop-sides and drop-tailgate. It has a payload capacity of 10 t and can carry up to 50 troops in the cargo area. Some of the cargo models are fitted with material handling cranes. Apart from the basic cargo model there is a heavy recovery vehicle in the SAMIL 100 range, plus a heavy tipper truck, water and fuel tankers, and a specialized artillery tractor used to tow and support the 155 mm G-5 gun-howitzer. The artillery tractor carries a crew cabin and a hydraulic ammunition-handling crane. Food-orientated variants include a mobile canteen, a panel-bodied truck used to carry perishable products and what must be one of the most unusual of all military truck roles, a mobile beer cooler. Another unusual variant is a horse transporter with a mine-protected cab and more armor extending the whole length of the underside. Most of the other variants can be fitted with an armored mine-proof cab.

   The SAMIL 100 is powered by a Deutz air-cooled diesel engine. Vehicle has a full-time all-wheel drive. A 6x4 variant of the SAMIL 100 for use in rear areas has been produced; some are used by commercial and police organizations. As with the other SAMIL trucks, a SAMIL 100 Mark 2 is now in production. This has a locally-produced V10 diesel engine and some other components of South African origin.

 

 
SAMIL 100

SAMIL 100

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