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Wanshan WS2180

Heavy utility truck

Wanshan WS2180

The Wanshan WS2180 military truck is a Chinese copy of Oshkosh MTVR

 
 
Entered service ?
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 11 t
Payload capacity 7 - 14 t
Length 8.05 m
Width 2.5 m
Height 3.09 m
Mobility
Engine diesel
Engine power 375 hp
Maximum road speed 105 km/h
Range 600 - 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench 0.9 m
Fording 1.2 m

 

   The Wanshan WS2180 heavy high-mobility truck is a Chinese copy of the American Oshkosh MTVR heavy utility truck, which is currently used by the US Navy and Marine Corps. It is unknown weather Chinese army is interested in this truck, however it is being actively proposed for export customers.

   The Wanshan WS2180 can carry 7 t of cargo over cross-country terrain and up to 14 t on hard surface roads. This truck can also tow trailers and artillery pieces with a maximum weight of about 10 t. The baseline version is a general service troop/cargo carrier with drop-sides and drop-tailgate. This truck can be also used as a chassis for mounting various shelters or equipment. It can be adapted to meet various needs. Dump truck, tractor truck and refueller versions of the WS2180 are also being proposed.

   The WS2180 has a bonneted cab, which accommodates driver and two passengers. It seems that this heavy military truck is also available with a double cab.

   The WS2180 is powered by a turbocharged diesel engine, developing 375 hp. Engine is mated to a 12-speed automatic transmission. Vehicle has 6x6 configuration with all-wheel drive. However a 4x4 version is also available. This military truck has good cross-country mobility. Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. It is claimed that the WS2180 can operate in climatic conditions ranging from -41C to +50C. Also it can operate at 5 000 m above sea level.

   The WS2180A is a revised version with a forward control cab.

 

 
Wanshan WS2180

 

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