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Volvo N10

Heavy utility truck

Vovlo N10

The Volvo N10 is a commercial heavy-duty truck, perfectly suited for military applications

 
 
Entered service 1970s
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 1/2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 9.16 t
Payload capacity 17.3 t
Length 8 m
Width 2.4 m
Height 3 m
Mobility
Engine Volvo 9.6-liter diesel
Engine power 275 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 90 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 0.9 m
Fording 1 ~ 1.5 m

 

   The Volvo N10 is a heavy-duty commercial vehicle. Due to its robust design it proved perfectly suited for military applications. Production commenced in the 1970s. The N10 is in service with Swedish Army and Air Force. Over 1 200 of these trucks were delivered to the Belgian Army. These vehicles were locally produced.

   The Volvo NL10 was produced in both two- and three-axle configurations, however only the three-axle version was adopted for tactical military roles. This heavy utility truck was available in 6x2, 6x4 and 6x6 configurations. Three wheelbase lengths were available. Vehicle is conventional in layout with a bonneted cab and a cargo area at the rear. The cargo area is fitted with drop sides and tailgate. It is covered with bows and canvas cover. Some cargo vehicles are fitted with a load handling crane, others carry van bodies for medical services, offices, maintenance and so on. Payload capacity is about 10 t, depending on the version. Other production variants of the N10 truck include dump truck, load handling system, tanker and recovery vehicle. A similar Volvo N12 was also available as a tractor truck. It is used by the Swedish Army in the heavy equipment transporter role.

   Cab of the Volvo N10 accommodates driver and at least one passenger.

   The N10 is powered by a Volvo 9.6-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 275 hp. A similar Volvo N12 was fitted with a more powerful 12.1-liter turbocharged diesel engine.

   In the 1980s the Volvo N10 was replaced in production with Volvo NL10, which had uprated driveline. In 2002 the Belgian Army awarded a contract to supply 150 Iveco EuroTrakker military trucks, fitted with load handling systems.

 

 
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