Ukraine is looking to acquire a new military cross-country road-size chassis to replace Soviet GAZ-66 military trucks used by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The Boryspil automobile plant had proposed a local version of Indian Tata LPTA 713 TC light utility truck as a replacement for GAZ-66,autocentre.ua website said on Tuesday.
Boryspil Automobile Plant, which has many years of experience in assembling Indian commercial trucks Tata LPT 713, delivered to Ukraine the first LPTA 713 TC 4×4 truck in 2017. The vehicle has the driver’s seats on the left and the hatch has been moved to the right. A Ukraine-made version of Indian LPTA 713 TC light utility truck is currently undergoing road tests on the military range.
Tata LPTA 713 TC has a total mass of 5.15 and a carrying capacity of 2.5 tons. That is, 500 kg more in comparison with carrying capacity of the GAZ-66. Length – 5.75 m, width – 2.16 m and height – 2.85 m. The truck is equipped with a 6-cylinder turbo diesel Tata with a capacity of 125 hp. ecological standard Euro 2. The Tata LPTA 713 TC can tow trailers with a maximum weight of 5 000 kg.
Over 15 000 of these military trucks were delivered to the Indian Army alone. Vehicles also had been exported to Afghanistan, Nepal and South Africa.