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Mercedes-Benz Zetros 1833

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Mercedes-Benz Zetros 1833

The Mercedes-Benz Zetros 1833 is intended both for military and civilian applications

 
 
Country of origin Germany
Entered service ?
Configuration 4x4
Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (unladen without body) 8.11 t
Payload capacity 4 - 6 t
Length 7.78 m
Width 2.53 m
Height 2.83 m
Mobility
Engine Mercedes-Benz OM 962 LA diesel
Engine power 326 hp
Maximum road speed 90 km/h
Range ~ 800 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 0.6 m
Fording at least 0.8 m
Fording (with preparation) 1.1 m

 

   The Mercedes-Benz Zetros is a family of heavy duty trucks, designed for extreme off-road operations. It is intended both for military and civilian applications. This truck was revealed in 2008. It is available in 4x4 (Zetros 1833) and 6x6 (Zetros 2733) configurations. It complements the Mercedes-Benz Actros, Axor and Atego truck series. The Zetros military trucks ware in service with Germany, Bulgaria (over 350), and possibly some other countries.

  The Zetros is based on the standard production Axor series. It can be seen as a bonneted version of the Axor, modified for off-road use. Due to the bonneted design it is significantly lower than the Axor and fits inside tactical military transport aircraft and standard railroad carriages. The 4x4 version has a payload capacity of 4-6 tons. A standard troop/cargo body is fitted with drop-sides and drop-tailgate. The cargo area can be covered with bows and tarpaulin. Though various other bodies are available including specialized ones. This military truck can tow trailers and artillery pieces.

   A three-seat cab is located behind the engine. Bonnet is tilted forward for servicing. It can be fitted with various levels of armor for ballistic and mine protection. Furthermore Mercedes-Benz offers a completely armored cab for a higher level of protection of the driver and passengers. Though it does not protect the engine compartment, which remains unarmored. The standard cab can be easily removed and replaced by the armored cab. In this case the standard cab would be used during peacetime in order to reduce fuel consumption and wear. It would be replaced with the armored cab only prior to combat deployment.

   The Mercedes-Benz Zetros 1833 uses proven automotive components of the Axor/Actros ranges. It is available only with one engine. It is a Mercedes-Benz OM 962 LA turbocharged diesel unit, developing 326 hp. Engine is mated to a 9-speed transmission. Vehicle has 4x4 configuration full-time all-wheel drive. The Mercedes-Benz Zetros can be airlifted by the C-130 Hercules or the TRANSALL C-160 transport aircraft with only the slightest of preparation.

 

 

 
Mercedes-Benz Zetros 1833

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