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Volkswagen Constellation

Heavy utility truck

VW Constellation

Recently Brazilian MoD ordered a large number of Volkswagen Constellation military trucks

 
 
Entered service 2014 (?)
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 1/2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ?
Payload capacity 10 t
Length ?
Width ?
Height ?
Mobility
Engine Cummins ISCe I6 CR diesel
Engine power 315 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 90 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 1 m
Fording up to 1 m

 

   The Volkswagen Constellation is a commercial truck, manufactured since 2005. It is produced in Brazil and is aimed at South American market. Its militarized version was revealed in 2013. Recently a contract was signed to supply a militarized version of VW Constellation to Brazilian Army. Brazilian MoD ordered a total of 890 Constellation military trucks in 2013. These trucks will be with 6x2, 6x4 and 6x6 configurations. Brazilian MoD ordered general troop/cargo carriers, fuel tankers and fire fighting vehicles. First trucks were planned to be delivered in 2014.

   Currently Brazilian Army operates a large number Volkswagen Worker military trucks with 4x2, 4x4 and 6x4 configurations. New Constellation military trucks will replace in service some ageing vehicles.

   The Constellation 31.320 is a baseline model with 6x6 configuration. It has a payload capacity of 10 t. The general troop/cargo version has collapsible rear benches for troop transportation. Cargo area is covered with removable bows and canvas cover. The VW Constellation can also tow trailers and artillery pieces.

   Vehicle is powered by an 8.3-liter Cummins ISCe I6 CR turbocharged diesel engine, developing 315 hp. This military truck has good cross-country mobility.

 

 
VW Constellation

VW Constellation

VW Constellation

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