Indians Armament: Super Stallion
Hinduja Group, its branch Ashok Leyland to be more exact, has developed a new highly mobile vehicle Super Stallion. The prototype for the creation of such a vehicle served Stallion truck, on which platform it was built. Stallion is in service in the Indian Army now.
Super Stallion is available in three variants - 6x6, 8x8 and Field Artillery Tractor (FAT). The latter can be equipped with a winch with a pulling force rated at 10 tons and a 2.7 Tm crane superstructure. All of these can be used for transporting handguns and howitzers.
Super Stallion 6x6 has a large number of transmissions. Due to the fact that this truck has the lowest weight in its lineup, it can develop a top speed at 99 km/h (FAT’s speed is 86 km/h).
However, special attention should be given to Super Stallion 8x8. The layout of the truck is standard: front mounted cab and engine compartment, rear mounted the cargo room. For convenient driving in all-terrain the cab was mounted on the newest parabolic suspension. Both seats in the cabin can easily be transformed into a bed. Optionally 7.4Mt crane with remote control or a 12-ton winch can be installed on a truck chassis. Truck is equipped with a system of satellite monitoring of transport.
In standard all model are not equipped with weapons. Super Stallions wear Neptune 360 engines, which are connected to the 8S151 transmissions (8 forward shifts, 1 reverse). Engine develops maximum power rated at 360 hp at 2200 rpm. The maximum torque at 1400 Nm kept at 1300 to 1500 rpm engine speeds. Usually, trucks with such a shelf of torque are well suited for driving on the hard terrain, and can pull the crew of any quagmire.
All models are equipped by central tyres inflation system, inter-axle and inter-wheel differential locks.