The Armed Forces of Germany will replenish this year 1000 brand new highly mobile trucks for a total of 382 million euros. The machines were manufactured by the specialized company Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV) in Vienna, located in Vienna. Two thirds of cars – 675 units. will be carrying capacity of 5 tons, and the remaining 325 units. – 15 tons.
This delivery is part of a large contract concluded in July 2017, according to which the Bundeswehr will receive 2,271 army trucks within 7 years under the Unprotected TransportVehicles program. At the first stage, 558 cars were ordered, then in May 2019 another batch of 252 units followed. and in November – another 60.
All ordered RMMV trucks are of the military HX family, which includes 4×4, 6×6, 8×8 and 10×10 wheel vehicles that can work as part of road trains with a total mass of 120 tons. Cars have a low torsion resistance frame and a powerful spring suspension of the wheels.
As power units, diesel engines of the D0836, D2066, D2676, and D2868 families with power up to 440 hp are used. Transmission – automatic, 2-speed MAN TipMatic. There is a two-stage transfer case. High maneuverability is provided not only by all-wheel drive, but also by wheel reducers, inter-wheel and center differential locks.
As a result, cars can overcome 60 percent climbs and withstand rolls of 40 percent, fording depth reaches 1.2 m, and with special training – 1.5 m. Cars are also able to take a wall with a height of 0.6 m. The truck is equipped with a centralized system tire inflation. As an option, a complete set with an overhead booking of a cabin is possible.
Today, the machines of the HX family are successfully operated not only in the armed forces of Germany, Great Britain and Denmark, but also in Australia and New Zealand.