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Wanshan WS2400

Special wheeled chassis

Wanshan WS2400

The Wanshan WS2400 8x8 truck was designed to carry various missiles

 
 
Entered service ?
Configuration 8x8
Cab seating 1 + 7 (?)
Dimensions and weight
Weight (empty) 19 t
Payload capacity 22 t
Length 11.44 m
Width 3.05 m
Height 2.97 m
Mobility
Engine Deutz diesel
Engine power 517 hp
Maximum road speed 75 km/h
Range 650 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.5 m
Trench 2.5 m
Fording 1.2 m

 

   The Wanshan WS2400 is a heavy-duty high mobility chassis. This special wheeled chassis was designed to carry ballistic missiles and other weapon systems. It is widely used by Chinese armed forces.

   Older Wanshan trucks have been based on Soviet designs. The WS2400 evolved from the WS580, which in turn was based on a Soviet MAZ-543. Later production models were based on Belarusian MZKT designs, but benefit from German technology transfer. These are fitted with German engines and transmissions.

   It seems that the WS2400 has a payload capacity of 22 000 kg. It is used as a launcher vehicle for a number of missile systems, such as DF-11 short-range ballistic missile. Also there are some other applications of this 8x8 wheeled chassis.

   Vehicle has a forward control cab with 4-doors. It accommodates driver plus around 7 passengers.

   The WS2400 is powered by a Deutz turbocharged diesel engine, developing 517 hp. This engine is license-produced in China. Engine is located behind the cab. It is mated to ZF automatic transmission. Vehicle has an 8x8 configuration. Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre inflation system. Tyre pressure can be adjusted by the driver while the vehicle is on the move, to suit the terrain type that is being crossed. Vehicle has good cross-country mobility and can operate off-road. Fuel consumption is around 70l/100km.

   Vehicle can operate in climatic conditions, ranging from -40C to +50C.

   Chinese armed forces also operate a similar TA5380 and TA5450 special wheeled chassis with 8x8 configuration and similar payload capacity. These broadly similar vehicle is produced by Taian Special Vehicle Company.

 

Variants

 

   Wanshan WS2300 6x6 special wheeled chassis. It was introduced in 1999;

   Wanshan WS2500 10x8 or 10x10 special wheeled chassis. It was introduced in 2000;

   Wanshan WS2600 10x8 special wheeled chassis.

 

 
Wanshan WS2400

Wanshan WS2400

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