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Scania R620

Tractor truck

Scania R620 8x4

The Scania R620 prime mover with 8x4 configuration was selected by the German army

 
 
Country of origin Sweden
Entered service 2011
Configuration 8x4
Cab seating 1 + 5 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ?
Payload capacity 70 t
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Mobility
Engine diesel
Engine power 620 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 90 km/h
Range ~ 1 000 km
Maneuverability
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Side slope ?
Vertical step ?
Trench ?
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   The Scania R620 tractor truck with 8x4 configuration is employed as a heavy equipment transporter in the German Army service. It was a special development of German Army's Technical School Land Systems in Aachen. There is only one Scania R620 heavy equipment transporter in service. It was adopted in 2011. No further vehicles were planned for procurement.

   The sole R620 heavy equipment transporter is used for transportation of various vehicles of the German Army's Technical College. Typically it carries tracked vehicles and other heavy vehicles, including those that are not road worthy. The main role is to transport vehicles between barracks and industrial companies. The tractor truck and semi-trailer combination has no off-road capability and operates only on hard surface road.

   The baseline Scania R620 is a commercial design. It is a more efficient vehicle and offers better overall economy than old SLT-50 Elefant and new SLT-2 Mammut tank transporters. The last two mentioned are purpose-designed tactical vehicles and can travel and carry loads off-road.

   The Scania R620 tractor truck can tow semi-trailers with main battle tanks, armored vehicles, artillery systems, containers, construction material and other military loads with a maximum weight of up to 70 t.

   Even though the cab is compact, it accommodates driver, co-driver and four more passengers. The rear seat can be transformed into a sleeper bunk. Add-on armor kit is available for this cab. It provides protection against small arms fire, artillery shell splinters and IED blasts.

   Vehicle has a modular design. A number of components are interchangeable across the range of Scania commercial trucks. It facilitates easy access to parts and service. Vehicle is powered by a turbocharged diesel engine, developing 620 hp. The Scania R620 is significantly more fuel efficient than the previous SLT-50 tank transporter. It consumes twice less fuel. Both two front axles are steerable. There is a powerful winch for cargo loading operations.

 

 
Scania R620 8x4

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Scania R620 8x4

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Scania R620 8x4

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