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Tatra All Wheel Drive Trucks.

Tatra of Czechoslovakia make high mobility all wheel drive trucks - 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 - and other military vehicles. Surprisingly, they are a frequent competitor in the truck section of the Dakar (was Paris - Dakar) Offroad Rally.

Tatra T815 8x8
Tatra T815 8WD 8x8

By round-about means this Tatra T815 8x8 has found its way to California USA:

The Tatra was procured by the US military during Desert Storm for immediate usage in the Gulf War. It was later sent to a military museum for display. After a few years it was sold as surplus to a farmer in Portland, Oregon and Mike Epstein bought it from him. It is the crown jewel of Mike's collection!

- 4wd.sofcom.com/4WD.html

Tatra T815 8x8

  • crew cab + sleeper, truck with drop-side tray, 6 seats, 4 doors
  • loa: 10.36m (34'), width 2.5m (8' 3")
  • grnd clearance: 0.4m (16")
  • weight: 15,000kg (34,000lbs) (unladen), max load 15,000kg (34,000lbs)
  • multi-fuel V12 air-cooled engine
  • transmission: 5 speed gearbox with 2-speed transfer case
  • suspension: independent by swinging-arms & leaf springs. (Just think of it is a very big Pinzgauer.)
  • max speed: 80kph (52mph)
  • Tatra T815 8x8 2-door version - loa 9.36m (30' 8")
  • Also available in a 6x6 version

Details courtesy of:
Mike Epstein at Ordnance Unlimited, 20945 Osbourne Street, Canoga Park, CA 91304, USA
who sell anything from a NATO cable adapter to a M816 wrecker [web]

Go to the T813 and Military Vehicles page


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