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Ural-5323

Heavy utility truck

Ural-5323

The Russian Ural-5323 truck was specially designed for army service

 
 
Entered service ?
Configuration 8x8
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 10.55 t
Maximum load 9 t
Length 8.58 m
Width ~ 2.5 m
Height 3.2 m
Mobility
Engine KamAZ-7403 diesel
Engine power 260 hp
Maximum road speed 85 km/h
Range over 1 000 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.55 m
Trench 0.6 - 1.2 m
Fording up to 1.7 m

 

   The Ural-5323 is a heavy-duty high-mobility military vehicle. It was developed in the early 1990s. This truck was specially designed for army service. It is a member of the Ural Motovoz-1 military truck family. Vehicle is simple in design and technology. It uses a number of automotive components from other Ural and KamAZ trucks. It is unknown if the Ural-5323 is already in service with the Russian Army.

   This military truck is used to transport troops and supplies. Vehicle has a payload capacity of 9 000 kg. Some versions can carry up to 12 000 kg. The Ural-5323 can also tow a trailer with a maximum weight of 16 000 kg. A cargo platform has hinged side benches for troop transport and can be covered with tarpaulin over bows. It can transport up to 39 troops. This vehicle may also be used as a basis for mounting various weapon systems.

   An all-metal KamAZ forward control cab provides seating for the driver and one passenger. This cab was placed directly over the engine to provide the maximum cargo carrying area length. It can be tilted forward for engine access and maintenance. A model number indicated what cab is fitted. The Ural-5323-20 is fitted with KamAZ cab, Ural-5323-21 is fitted with Iveco cab, Ural-5323-23 is fitted with armored cab.

   The standard engine is a KamAZ-7403 turbocharged diesel, developing 260 hp. Other engine options are available, including Ural-745 and Ural-746 air-cooled diesels, developing 290 and 320 hp respectively. Engines are fitted with pre-heaters to simplify starting at low temperatures. Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. It improves traveling performance over sand and snow. This military truck has climatic operational range from -50C to +50C.

   Numerous variants of this heavy utility truck were produced. The Ural-5323-41, -42, -61 and -62 variants are intended for mounting various weapon systems. The Ural 5423 is a tractor truck. The Ural-E5323D is fitted with armored cab and armored body with V-shaped hulls and provide protection against small arms fire, mine blasts and IEDs. There are also KET-T recovery vehicle and REM-KL repair and recovery vehicle.

 

Video of the Ural-5323 heavy utility truck

 

 
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