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Tatra T813 Kolos

Heavy utility truck

Tatra T813 Kolos

The Tatra T813 Kolos heavy utility truck has exceptional cross-country mobility

 
 
Entered service 1967
Configuration 8x8
Cab seating 1 + 1 / 6 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 14 t
Payload capacity ~ 8 t
Length 8.75 m
Width 2.5 m
Height 2.69 m
Mobility
Engine Tatra T930-3 diesel
Engine power 250 hp
Maximum road speed 80 km/h
Range up to 1 000 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench 2 m
Fording 1.4 m

 

   The Tatra T813 heavy utility truck was developed in former Czechoslovakia in the 1960s. Production commenced in 1967. This heavy truck is named the Kolos. This family of heavy trucks was produced in 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 configurations, however only the 6x6 and 8x8 versions were used for military needs. Production ceased in 1982 when it was replaced with the newer model. The T813 was in service with former Czechoslovakia, East Germany and Libya.

   The Tatra T813 was used as a general troop/cargo carrier or artillery tractor in forward areas. It has a payload capacity of about 8 000 kg. Vehicle has drop sides and tailgate. Cargo area is covered with bows and canvas cover. Vehicle can also tow trailers with a maximum weight of 65 t or artillery pieces of calibers up to 152-mm. It can be even used as a ballast tractor. The Tatra T813 is also used to carry heavy combat engineer equipment such as floating bridge sections and scissor-type bridge.

   The baseline version has an all-steel 4-door cab. It accommodates driver plus 6 passengers. The cab is fitted with NBC protection system. The cabin is not tiltable and the engine was accessed via cabin compartment.

   The short two-door cab provides seating for driver and one passenger.

    Vehicle is powered by a Tatra T930-3 air-cooled 17.6-liter multi-fuel diesel engine, developing 250 hp. This engine can run on diesel, petrol or aviation fuel. Later this engine was replaced with a more powerful unit, developing 310 hp.

 Vehicle has an all-wheel drive and employs unique Tatra's independent suspension with backbone tube frame and swinging half-axles. Each wheel moves up and down independently, which allows exceptional cross-country mobility and higher speeds on rough roads. This military truck has a central tyre inflation system. All trucks were fitted with 20 t capacity winch with is used for recovery and self-recovery operations. Some trucks were fitted with hydraulic front-mounted blade. It is used as a snow plough and for clearing obstacles.

   Variants of the Kolos include the 122-mm RM-70 multiple launch rocket system.

   Further development of the T813 became the Tatra T815, which is also named the Kolos. Its Production of the T815 commenced in 1983.

 

Video of the Tatra T813 heavy utility truck

 

 
Tatra T813 Kolos

Tatra T813 Kolos

Tatra T813 Kolos

Tatra T813 Kolos

Tatra T813 Kolos

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