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Scania P124CB 8x8

Heavy utility truck

Scania P124CB 8x8

The Scania P124CB 8x8 truck can be fitted with add-on armor kit for the cab

 
 
Entered service 2001
Configuration 8x8
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 17.8 t
Payload capacity ~ 20 t
Length ~ 9.4 m
Width 2.6 m
Height 3.4 / 3.55 m
Mobility
Engine Scania DSC1201 diesel
Engine power 420 hp
Maximum road speed 85 km/h
Range ~ 900 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench 0.9 ~ 1.2 m
Fording ~ 1 m

 

   The Scania P124CB 8x8 heavy utility truck is based on commercial design. This military vehicle was first revealed in 2000. The Sweden MoD was the first customer and took delivery of 66 trucks in 2001. A small number of these heavy military trucks are in service with Sweden and Ireland. The major operator are the Netherlands with 555 trucks of various configurations.

   The Scania P124CB 8x8 military trucks have a payload capacity of about 20 t, depending on the version. Vehicles can also tow trailers with a maximum weight of about 30 t. These trucks are available with Multilift load handling systems (LHS), which loads and unloads flatracks rapidly. It is similar in concept to those, used on the British Army's DROPS and US Army's PLS systems. It is a versatile logistic support vehicle, capable of transporting large quantities of various loads on and off-road. Some trucks with LHS are also fitted with Hiab material handling crane.

    Other trucks are fitted with stowable container handling units. These vehicles can handle and carry a standard 20 ft ISO container. A small number of Scania P124CB military trucks were fitted with container sideloaders.

   Various cabs are available. A standard cab accommodates driver and one passenger. It has two sleeping bunks. Another cab version accommodates driver plus two passengers. The extended cab accommodates driver plus four passengers. Trucks can be fitted with add-on armor protection for the cab. It provides protection against 7.62-mm armor piercing rounds, artillery shell splinters, landmines and IED blasts.

   These heavy trucks are powered by a Scania DSC1201 12-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 420 hp. Vehicle has a full-time all-wheel drive. Most automotive components are already used on other Scania commercial trucks. Maximum road speed is electronically limited to 85 km/h. This military truck is capable of off-road traveling. Trucks are fitted with self-recovery winches. Some trucks are fitted with special kit and can ford water obstacles up to 1.5 m deep.

 

Video of the Scania P124CB heavy utility truck

 

 
Scania P124CB 8x8

Scania P124CB 8x8

Scania P124CB 8x8

Scania P124CB 8x8

Scania P124CB 8x8

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