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Tata LPTA 1623 6x6

Heavy utility truck

Tata LPTA 1623 6x6

Indian Army ordered over 1 200 of Tata LPTA 1623 trucks with 6x6 configuration

 
 
Entered service ?
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 4 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ?
Payload capacity over 10 t
Length ?
Width ?
Height ?
Mobility
Engine diesel
Engine power ~ 300 hp
Maximum road speed 80 ~ 90 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.6 m
Fording 1.2 m

 

   The Tata LPTA 1623 6x6 truck was developed as a private venture to meet a possible Indian Army requirement. For a long time Indian Army was obtaining Czech-designed Tatra trucks. However procurement of Tatras has been put on hold due to a bribery case and Indian Army was looking for a replacement. Tata Motors developed not only 8x8 version, but the whole family of heavy high mobility military trucks. There are 4x4, 8x8 and even 12x12 versions. In 2015 Indian Army ordered over 1 200 units of Tata LPTA 1623 6x6 trucks. It was a single largest order awarded by the Indian Army for a local and private manufacturer.

   Indian Army already operates a significant number of various trucks, produced by Tata Motors. However these are light and medium vehicles, rather than purpose-designed tactical vehicles.

   This military truck has a payload capacity of over 10 000 kg. It can be used as logistic truck for troop/cargo carrying. Vehicle can be fitted with a hydraulic material handling crane for loading and unloading pallets, spares and other equipment. Also the Tata LPTA 1623 can be used as a special chassis for mounting various shelters, equipment and weapon systems. There are fuel and water tanker versions of this truck. Also there is a wrecker version, fitted with recovery hamper.

   Vehicle has a modular cabin. It seems that it is interchangeable among the Tata range of high mobility trucks. Large cab of the LPTA 1623 accommodates driver and 4 passengers. There are two roof hatches for observation, firing and emergency exit. The cabin is tilted forward for engine access and maintenance.

   The truck is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. This vehicle has good cross-country mobility and can go over all kinds of rough terrain. After preparation this military truck fords water obstacles up to 1.4 m deep.

 

 
Tata LPTA 1623 6x6

Tata LPTA 1623 6x6

Tata LPTA 1623 6x6

Tata LPTA 1623 6x6

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