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Volvo FMX 6x6

Heavy utility truck

Volvo FMX

The Volvo FMX is a revised and updated version of the hugely successful  FM series

 
 
Country of origin Sweden
Entered service 2014 ~ 2016
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) ~ 10 t
Payload capacity ~ 15 t
Length ?
Width ?
Height ?
Mobility
Engine D11 SCR / D13 diesel
Engine power 290 / 375 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 90 km/h
Range ~ 1 000 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.5 m
Trench 0.9 m
Fording 0.75 - 1.2 m

 

   The Volvo FMX is a militarized version of commercial heavy-duty truck. The commercial FMX series trucks were originally developed for mining, construction work, and to carry engineering and other equipment. It is a revised and updated version of the hugely successful FM series. The commercial FMX is produced since around 2010. The militarized FMX has some modifications to meet specific military requirements. The Russian MoD was planning to acquire a fuel truck, based on the Volvo FMX. It was tested by the Russian armed forces. Deliveries were planned to begin in 2012. However it is unknown if this vehicle eventually entered service. In 2014 Estonia ordered an undisclosed number these military trucks. At least some of the delivered trucks were configured with a load handling system. Deliveries to the Estonian armed forces commenced somewhere between 2014 and 2016.

   The baseline vehicle can be used to carry troops, supplies and other military cargo. It can also carry various bodies or special purpose containers. Various versions of this truck are available, such as hooklift, fuel and water tanker and so on. The Volvo FMX can tow trailers and artillery pieces. Vehicle has adequate cross-country mobility and can drive over rough terrain. However it is logistical vehicle, but not a tactical machine.

   The cab accommodates driver and co-driver. The cab provides additional space for stowage, which can be converted into a sleeper berth. There is a roof hatch for emergency, exit, observation, or firing. Add-on armor kit can be fitted for the cab.

   The militarized Volvo FMX uses the same driveline and chassis components as its commercial version. It makes maintenance and servicing easier. Also automotive components are readily available. This truck is available with a 10.8-liter D11 SCR turbocharged diesel engine, developing 290 hp, or 12.8-liter D13, developing 375 hp. These engines have a service life of 2 million kilometers. Engine can be mated with a 14-speed manual, or 12-speed automatic transmission.

   The Volvo FMX series trucks are available with 4x2, 4x4, 6x4, 6x6, 8x4, 8x6, 8x8, 10x4, or 10x6 configurations.

 

 
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