‘AutoKrAZ’ delivers new military chassis for Ukrainian army
Ukrainian company ‘AutoKrAZ’ announced on 8 January that the first 8х8 KrAZ-7634НЕ military chassis has been delivered to the Ukrainian Army.
According to the company’s statement, the new KrAZ-7634НЕ military chassis will be used to carry weapon systems, such as coastal missile system, antenna posts for surface-to-air missile systems, and lots of other systems.
Also at KrAZ-7634НЕ military chassis will be developed new multi-mission recovery system for recovering other heavy vehicles and trucks. It will combine the repair, towing and evacuation of an immobilized wheeled vehicle functions.
Unlike its predecessors, the new KrAZ 8×8 is provided with more powerful engine rated at 460hp and automatic transmission with maximum torque rated at 2500 N/m. Such a combination of engine and transmission with through-type powertrain help achieve excellent performance. At customer’s request, exhaust system is located between 1 and 2 axles with exhaust directed to the right as viewed in the direction of vehicle motion, two 165 l round fuel tanks are provided instead of two rectangular tanks with capacity of 350 l.
The length from back of cab to end of cabover vehicle frame is 8080 mm, minimum outside turning radius is 14 m. 1st and 2nd axles are steerable, all the axles are driven. Integral power steering helps decrease steering effort to 10 kgf, thus easing driver fatigue. This all-wheel drive vehicle can be extensively used for driving off road.
Height of ergonomic low mounted cab is 2800 mm (for reference: the height of the cab of the 8х6 KrAZ-7140Н6 is 3170 mm), this makes it possible to mount various special equipment on the cab roof. Wide windshield offers excellent visibility.