The Indian military has state-of-the-art equipment like missiles, tanks and other battlefield supplies. One of the most powerful equipment that they possess is Military Trucks. Here is a list of the Top 5 Heavy Military Trucks manufactured in India.
1. MPV Tata Motors 4×4
The Tata Motors 4×4 MPV is designed by Tata Motors Defence Solutions, in partnership with Supacat of the UK. With a gross vehicle weight of 8000 kgs, the truck has a payload carrying capacity of 1500 kgs. This military vehicle is utilised in transportation of the troops, border patrolling, urban warfare endeavours and protection of the convoy.
2. Ashok Leyland Super Stallion 8×8
A powerful model from Ashok Leyland, the Super Stallion 8×8 is a logistics vehicle with a GVW of 14.3 tonnes. The heavy duty military truck is useful in cargo transfer and is best suited for desert terrains. The Super Stallion 8×8 delivers high power and mobility. It has a good payload capacity of 12 tonnes, shaving down to 10 on difficult topography. The truck also comes with a fleet management system embedded within.
3. Tata Light Specialist Vehicle
The Tata Light Specialist Vehicle is a versatile option delivered by Tata Motors, as it is designed to deliver optimum performance in different conditions. This heavy duty vehicle can be utilised to function as a troop carrier, an ambulance, a communications terminal and even a counter insurgency operations vehicle by Indian Military. The truck is powered by 3 litre DICOR engine that churns out 115 bhp of maximum power and 320 Nm of maximum torque.
4. Mahindra Marksman
The Mahindra Marksman is an armoured personnel carrier (APC). It is a capsule-based light bulletproof truck for Indian Military, tasked with providing protection against arms fire and grenade casualties. The vehicle comes with a 2.2 Litre, m-hawk CRDe, turbo charged intercooled DI engine. This engine doles out peak power at 120 bhp at 4000 rpm, and peak torque at 280 Nm at 1800 – 2800 rpm.
5. Tata Armored Personnel Carrier 4×4
This armoured personnel carrier developed by Tata Motors has the capability to efficiently transport military and para military forces back and forth. A 14 seater carrier, this vehicle has a turbo diesel engine and churns out a power of 240 bhp, along with 925 Nm torque. The carrier has 10 ports for external combat from inside the vehicle for its occupants.
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