8 8X8 WHEELED RIGID VEHICLES, MEDIUM

 

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XM521, Honeybear, 8x8, amphibious, 1959, built by Detroit Arsenal. It featured honeycomb material between 2 layers of aluminum for the chassis to increase lightness and swim ability. Fitted with 105 hp engine, independent coil spring suspensions, limited slip differentials, 2 propellers, it could move in water. Speed 88 km/h and 8,3 in water, ground clearance 465 mm, mass 2.1 kg for 2,5 t capacity.

Picture from book of Fred Crismon ‘US Military Wheeled Vehicles’, Crestline Publishing (Motorbook), 1983.

 

 

 

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TILCAR, Tactical Infantry Load Carrier Amphibious Remote, 8x8 or 12x12, amphibious, 1965, built by Bisset-Berman, Santa Monica, CA. With 95 hp, 1 ton capacity and Terra Tires powered by chains, it was not so practical as Mule 4x4 M274.

Picture from book of Fred Crismon ‘US Military Wheeled Vehicles’, Crestline Publishing (Motorbook), 1983.

 

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VIPER, Vehicle, Infantry, Pontoon-Equipped, Reconnaissance, Experimental 12x12 or 14x14, amphibious, 450 kg payload, Terra-Tires equipped, no suspension and skid steering.

Picture from book of Fred Crismon ‘US Military Wheeled Vehicles’, Crestline Publishing (Motorbook), 1983.

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Prospector prototype 8x8 from Aquillon Group Ltd, Samara, Russia. Payload 3,5 t or 5 persons particularly for swamps or snow of Far-North. http://mailom.ru/Online_Video-Category-14.html http://www.birzhaplus.ru/avto/?60332

 

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Miner Alexander 8x8     http://images04.olx.ru/ui/2/31/31/33673031_1.jpg    http://cruzworlds.ru http://energyland.info/analitic-show-21958

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Avtoros 8x8. www.z-project.ru http://www.web4x4.org/page/avtoros2.htm

 

 

Z-83 ATV Z-83, 2008, from www.commons.wiki

http://www.off-road-drive.ru/news/1005/

http://z-project.ru/index.php?option=

com_content&view=article&id=133%3A-z-8x8&Itemid=53&lang=en

 

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Plus Alternativa LLC of Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoïarsk, since 2004 built 8x8, 6x6, 4x4 based on UAZ-452, GAZ-66, GAZ-3308 in collaboration with University. These vehicles are designed around low pressure tires, like many others brands : Trecol, LLC NIRFI for Triton, Bronte 1922 Mars or Lada, SKB Gastroymashina Tiumen, GAZovskih, Terran, GMP Soliton Ermak and Ratibor, Nitro Mocow Nijni Novgorod, Vologda,  Altcom-T, Uzhur , Arktiktrans, Ekstrans, Arcoudi, PKF, Trom, SUV, IcarePlus, Litvina, MEG West, Nord Voiture, Nirfi, Pole Vector, Synapse, PKFRosTehMash,SPESoliton, GMProspector,TehHimProm,Transmash, EcotransTioumen, Diphtogue.  http://www.uazbuka.ru/models_bolotohod_uaz.html http://www.vsevezdehody.ru/menu-1-1.htm

 

 


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Prospector Ltd, located in Samara region, sold (by LLC Favorit) his first 8x8 at the begining of 2010. It transports till 22 persons or 3 T of cargo, 4,4 T empty, for Petroleum Companies in the Great North. 60 km/h maxi on road, Nissan Engine 195 HP.     http://www.pnevmohod.ru/forum/index.php?topic=545.0

 

 

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8x8 robot, 2006, from Rheinmetall Defense, Germany. Pict J M M at Villepinte, 2006 06.

 

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8x8 Pinzgauer. It was an extended Halflinger, considered as a mini Pinz, from Austria, about 2000s. http://www.oto6.fr/6roues/6rouessteyr.htm


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Venema 8x8 amphibious, 2004, home built in The Netherlands. 20 km/h, skid-steering.  www.amphibiousvehicle.net, very interesting site.

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Bloodhound 8x8 amphibious vehicle from Italy in the 2000s. www.amphibiousvehicle.net

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Bloodhound, Amphibious.

 

 


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Prototypes 6x6 and 8x8 based on Unimog in 2003, for Europa Truck Trial. Center of gravity was higher than 4x4 Unimog and made them quite unstable.

 

 

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XM384, Amphibious, 8x8, 1958-59, experimental vehicle built by Detroit Arsenal from M151 jeep. 70 hp, coil spring suspension. Picture from book of Fred Crismon ‘US Military Wheeled Vehicles’, Crestline Publishing (Motorbook), 1983.

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XM384, 8x8, 1957, 1-ton capacity experimental vehicle issued from 1/4-ton Ford M151 Jeep and assembled at Detroit Arsenal. On second picture, wheels, on a walking beam, are surrounded by a traction device. Picture from book of Fred Crismon ‘US Military Wheeled Vehicles’, Crestline Publishing (Motorbook), 1983.

   

 

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Ersaco 8x8 was developed in early 80s and based on Land Rover 110, Defender : engine, transmission, axles. MWG group bought the concept to refine it and a new company was formed : HUGO All Terrain Ltd, ready to sold the vehicle in 1991 but there were no production. http://www.offroadvehicle.ru/AZBUCAR/ESAR_co/ESAR_co%20txt.html

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Amphibious Ersaco 8x8 ATAC prototype : All Terrain Amphibious Carrier of 2 t payload, Ersaco Ltd, Ludgershall, Wiltshire. Pict from Military Logistics, 1988.

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Stewart & Stevenson SS300 8x8, issued from Ersaco, was manufactured in 1996 in Texas and quite different of its model. Engine Cummins 160 hp, payload 2260 kg, Dana axles. Doc J M M .

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Stewart et Stevenson SS300

 

 

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Company S E Opperman Ltd of Elstree, Borehamwood, unveiled in 1942 the Scorpion, an amphibious 8 wheeled drive, five axle. No suspension and steering by brakes on middle axle. The single axles, front and rear, were a source of danger under certain conditions when the entire 2 T mass of the machine were suspended on them. Pict from review 'Classic Militry Vehicles', 2003.

Opperman Ltd Scorpion

 

 

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Paca 10x10 Amphibian from 1989 could carry 3000kg, empty mass : 4 t, speed 85 km/h, Perkins engine, Ground pressure : 0,53 kg/cm², 2+12 men. Manufactured by Rapid Deployment Vehicles Limited, Burnley, Lancashire, UK, it has been series produced. Pict from Military Logistics, 1989.

 

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Jeep 8x8 built from 2 Willys Wagons by Dick Cook. It was Corvette powered,      http://rubicon4wheeler.blogspot.fr/2012/08/willys-jeep-8x8-creation.html

 

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Eight-wheel drive Amphibious Vehicle prototype produced in Shandong Province, China, about 2011.      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smnrA_ZROZY

 

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Land Tamer 8x8. http://www.landtamer.com/

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Land Tamer 8x8. http://www.landtamer.com/

 

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Vector 8x8 SUV Wanderer, 2006  http://strannik.flyboard.ru/topic99.html

 

 

 

 

Vector (or Bektop) 8x8 http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/ptaha1983/view/451482/?page=4

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Trecol-39294           http://silodrome.com/trecol-39294-6x6/

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Gosh 8x8      http://strannik.flyboard.ru/topic1162.html

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GAZ-62b 8x8, 1956-57, capacity 1,2 t, 94,5 hp, 80 km/h, total mass 4167 kg.       http://lib.ec/b/351445/read

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GAZ-62P, 8x8 amphibious, 1957.                       http://lib.ec/b/351445/read

 

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Swamp Buggy 8x8 of Stewart and Stevenson, 1950, for oil exploration in Gulf Coast.     http://www.stewart

andstevenson.com/careers/our-history

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Yanmar C20-W Minidumper from site : www.ito-germany.fr

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Yamnar C30W. www.ito-germany.fr

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