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Star 944

Light utility truck

Star 944

The Star 944 light utility truck is a workhorse of the Polish military

 
 
Entered service 2000
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ?
Maximum load 3 - 4 t
Length ?
Width 2.5 m
Height ~ 3 m
Mobility
Engine MAN DO824LFL09 diesel
Engine power 155 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 88 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording 1.2 m

 

   The Polish Star 944 light utility truck is a successor to the previous Star 744. It was revealed in 1999. First vehicles entered service with the Polish Army in 2000. By 2007 about 650 of these trucks were delivered.

   The Star 944 is of conventional design. Payload capacity is 3 t off-road and up to 4 t on hard surface roads. It can also tow a light trailer.

   Cab of this vehicle is based on the MAN L2000 commercial design. Three cab variants were fitted, including sleeper cab and extended double cab. Trucks employed in peacekeeping missions were fitted with add-on armor kit.

   The standard troop and cargo carrying body is fitted with removable drop sides and tailgate. It is covered with tarpaulin and removable bows. Folding troop seats were fitted to some models for troop transport. Variants of this truck are used as shelter carriers.

   The Star 944 uses a number of MAN automotive components. It is powered by a MAN DO824LFL09 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 155 hp. This engine meets EURO II emission requirements. Vehicle has climatic operational range from -30C to +50C.

   The Star 944 is mechanically related to the Star 1466 6x6 general utility truck. This military vehicle was succeeded by the Star 1444, based on the MAN TGM 4x4 design.

 

 
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