Description | specification
The Foden 4380 MWAD 8x6 Multidrive military Tanker truck 20000 Lt. are designed to operate on all roads, from motorways to heavily damaged roads and cross-country. .
The Foden MWAD 4380 4x2 front drive military tractor unit is coupled via a multi drive system to the rear turn table bogie, Which creates the 8x6 layout. Both the front and rear turnatbles work in unison to affect the steering.
The Thompsons alloy tank is a 4 compartment 20,000 litre capacity tank. The vehicle is equipmed with flow meters and PTO pumping equipment. Option include:
Dust supresion truck
All terrain chassis
The specifications of the Foden 4380 MWAD 8x6 Multidrive military Tanker truck
Engine: Cummins 6 cylinder water cooled turbo diesel L325 325hp
Steering RHD - PAS
Tyres XDR 295/80R Michelin
Max-Load 20,000 litres capacity
Electrical System 24 volt
G.V.W. 35,000kgHistory Foden 4380 MWAD Multidrive truck and Thompson (8 x 6)
20,000 litre bulk fuel tanker (United Kingdom),
Bulk fuel storage and distribution systems
Development Thompson Multidrive Tankers
The original Thompson Multidrive Tankers were produced for the British Army in 1990 and served in the Gulf. These consisted of simple petroleum tanks on a steel chassis.In 1995, following a competition, Thompson Carmichael was awarded a contract by the UK MoD for the supply of an undisclosed number of (8 × 6) 20,000 litre off-road bulk fuel transporter systems.
These were delivered to the British Army late in 1995 and were deployed to Bosnia and the UK. A second order was placed for an additional quantity of systems and these were delivered in the first half of 1996.On the late production version the semi-trailer chassis was replaced by an aluminium alloy monocoque tank.
To allow the vehicles to be loaded at civilian petroleum terminals, vapour recovery and overspill protection equipment was added. Pumping and metering equipment was also included adding to the versatility of the system.Description Thompson Multidrive Tankers
The vehicles are designed to operate on all roads, from motorways to heavily damaged roads and cross-country. They comprise a Foden 4 × 2 4380 MWAD tractor unit connected via a turntable to a 20,000 litre four-compartment tank trailer. The trailer rear bogie is also turntable mounted and linked to the tractor via a Multidrive system providing rear wheel drive and steering.
While Thompson Carmichael was the prime contractor for the (8 × 6) 20,000 litre off-road bulk fuel transporter, there were two other key subcontractors, with Foden being responsible for the 4 × 2 tractor truck and Multidrive for the rear power elements which provide the combination with its 8 × 6 drive and off-road capability. All driven axles have cab operated cross-differential locks for maximum traction on soft ground.The Foden 4 × 2 4380 tractor has a fully enclosed forward control GRP cab that tilts forward for maintenance purposes, using a manually operated hydraulic system with a safety lock.
Both the driver and passenger seats have air suspension and to the rear is a lower bunk with stowage space underneath. A detachable independent night heater is fitted as standard.Provision is made for mounting two sets of 5.56 mm SA80 weapon clips. The tractor has steel spring suspension.The electrical system is 24 V with standard civilian pattern lights front and rear, including reversing lights, halogen headlights and front fog lights. A NATO/MoD blackout lighting system is fitted as standard.The rear trailer has a patented powered and steered trailer bogie and rubber
Released from service by the British MOD (Ministry of Defence)
10,000 - 65,000 kms
Year of Manufacture:
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