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Eurosatory 2018: Cukurova Defence displays 4x4 Multipurpose rolling chassis platform.

| 2018

Several manufacturers displayed bear 4x4 and 6x6 chassis to render their technical choices and claimed advantages directly visible to the potential customers. Here is one in the 14-ton gross weight class, manufactured by Cukurova Defence (Turkey).

Eurosatory 2018 Cukurova Defence displays 4x4 multipurpose rolling chassis platform
Cukurova Defence's rolling chassis displayed at Eurosatory 2018 (Picture source: Army Recognition)

Eurosatory 2018 revealed how creative and adaptable the Turkish automotive and armament indutry is, namely because of the necessity to adapt to the various customers demands confronted to political restrictions.

The engine selected by Cukurova is a 6.7-liter diesel Cummins ISB E3 developing 285hp at 2,500 rpm, with a maximum torque at of 970 Nm at 1,200 rpm. The gearbox is an Allison 3000 SP.

The Turkish company Cukurova equips all its chassis with 365/80R20 run-flat tires, obviously indicating a suitability for combat purposes. The chassis benefits from 100% differential locks in both axles and in the transfer case.


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