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Tatra T158

Heavy utility truck

Tatra T158

The Tatra T158 6x6 truck is a member of the Phoenix family of militarized logistical trucks

 
 
Entered service ?
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 12.5 t
Payload capacity 17.5 t
Length 9 m
Width 2.55 m
Height 3.2 m
Mobility
Engine PACCAR MX300 diesel
Engine power 400 hp
Maximum road speed 85 km/h
Range ~ 1 000 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 100%
Side slope 45%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 1 m
Fording 0.8 m

 

   The Phoenix is a new family of trucks, developed by Tatra. A militarized 6x6 model was first publicly revealed in 2012. It is a commercial design with minimal modifications to suit specific military needs. Also there are 4x4 and 8x8 versions of this militarized truck. The Phoenix family of trucks is designed to operate on and off-road far from the frontline. This logistic support vehicle can operate where there is no risk to have a contact with enemy.

   This militarized truck is basically a commercial off-the-shelf product. It uses commercially available automotive components. This feature allowed to reduce purchase and servicing price of the truck.

   The 6x6 version has a payload capacity of up to 17.5 t. The cargo body has foldable benches for 28 soldiers. The truck can carry 8-10 standard NATO pallets, one ISO 1C container or two ISO 1D containers. The truck can tow trailers or heavy artillery pieces with a maximum weight of 24 t.

   All Phoenix series trucks have DAF CF 85 forward control cabs. The cab accommodates driver and co-driver. A sleeper bunk is proposed as an option. The cab is tilted forward for engine access and maintenance.

   This Tatra is powered by a PACCAR MX300 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 400 hp. It complies with EURO 5 emission requirements. It is mated to a ZF 16-speed transmission. Even though the T158 is a commercial design, it can operate off-road. It can go over difficult tertain. Vehicle has a unique Tatra's suspension with a central load-bearing tube and swinging half-axles. The truck has pneumatic suspension on all axles. It is the same system, used on the Tatra T815-7 series trucks. Due to this unique suspension the T158 truck can go off-road at high speeds with just minimum vibrations. Also the suspension keeps the cargo in a stable position. This unique chassis has been constantly developed and improved by Tatra for more than 80 years. Maximum road speed is electronically limited to 85 km/h.

 

 
Tatra T158

Tatra T158

Tatra T158

Tatra T158

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