Date: 2016-06-06 The Source (author): www.military-today.com
The Sisu SA-150 general utility truck is also referred as the "Masi". Its development began in 1978. The first prototype was completed in 1980. During the same year the SA-150 successfully passed trials and was officially adopted by the Finnish Army. Firs production vehicles were also completed the same year. Its primary function is to tow artillery pieces and carry ammunition. However this military vehicle is flexible enough, to be used for other applications, including troop and cargo transport. The SA-150 can carry up to 26 troops in the cargo compartment. Maximum payload capacity is 6 400 kg. A three-person forward control cab has a heater and is fitted with a roof hatch. It provides seating for driver and two passengers. The rear cargo area has a steel frame construction and it is covered with tarpaulin. Sides of the cargo area are removable. A diesel engine is mounted under the cab. This military truck is powered by a Valmet 611 CBA turbocharged diesel engine, developing 204 hp. The Sisu SA-150 has a twisting chassis and a well balanced load distribution, that allows excellent cross-country mobility. These features ensure, that all four wheels are in contact with the ground at all times. These trucks were fitted with self-recovery winches as standard. It has a 8 000 kg capacity and comes with 50 m of cable. This self-recovery winch can be used both to the front or rear of the vehicle. Many automotive components of this military truck were used on the Sisu XA-180 armored personnel carrier, although the XA-180s chassis and 6x6 wheelbase arrangement is very different.
Sisu SA-240 heavy utility truck. It is a larger 6x6 version of the SA-150.
Specifications of the Sisu SA-150 General utility truck
Entered service 1980 Configuration 4x4 Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 7.6 t Maximum load 6.4 t Length 6.76 m Width 2.48 m Height 3.1 m
Engine Valmet 611 CBA diesel Engine power 204 hp Maximum road speed 100 km/h Range 800 km
Gradient 60% Side slope 40% Vertical step ~ 0.6 m Trench ~ 0.6 m Fording 1 m
Date: 2016-06-06 The Source: www.military-today.com
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