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Unipower MH-6600

Tank transporter

Unipower MH-6600

The Unipower MH-6600 tank transporter has been exported to Oman

 
 
Entered service ?
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 6 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 18.2 t
Maximum load 70 000 kg
Length 9.36 m
Width 2.89 m
Height 2.7 m
Mobility
Engine Cummins KTA-19-600 diesel
Engine power 600 hp
Maximum road speed 80 km/h
Range 1 000 km
Maneuverability
Gradient ?
Side slope ?
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording over 1 m

 

   The Unipower MH-6600 is a 6x6 version of the MH-8875. It was developed in the late 1980s. First vehicle was completed in the early 1990s. In 1994 Alvis Plc. acquired the Unipower company and the truck began to be branded as Alvis Unipower. In 1995 nine of these tank transporter with associated trailers were exported to Oman, where it was used to carry Challenger 2 main battle tanks. In the late 1990s production of all Alvis Unipower military trucks stopped due to the lack of orders. In 2004 Alvis company was taken over by BAE Systems.

   The Unipower MH6600 is used in conjunction with semi-trailer, specially developed by a French company Nicolas. It has the same payload capacity of 70 000 kg as the larger MH-8875 8x8 tank transporter. This vehicle was purposely designed for demanding military applications. The MH6600 has good cross-country mobility and can travel over difficult terrain.

   Cab of this prime mover accommodated driver and 6 passengers. So it can carry a main battle tank or a combat vehicle with its entire crew. Alternatively it can be reconfigured as a twin sleeper cab.

   Vehicle is powered by a 19-liter Cummins KTA-19-600 diesel engine, developing 600 hp. Engine is located behind and under the cab. Such layout allowed to reduce height of the vehicle. Also such design protects damage of the radiator or blockage with mud. Engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission.  Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. A fully loaded tank transporter has a maximum road speed of 80 km/h.

   Vehicle is equipped with two 25 000 kg capacity loading winches. These are used to load damaged or disabled vehicles.

 

 
Unipower MH-6600

Unipower MH-6600

 

 

 

 

 

 

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