Ukraine Can Acquire Indian Military Trucks

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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.

The Tata LPTA 713 TC in Ukraine. Source: www.autocentre.ua

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.

Tata LPTA 713 TC

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.

This article is written by Dylan Malyasov (Editor-in-chief at Defence Blog)