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Special forces 6x6 high mobility load carrier fitted with 1,800kg electric winch The Alvis Supacat 6x6 1600 has permanent six wheel drive (6x6) with the front four wheels (two axles) steered conventionally (Ackerman) by using a rotating handlebar arrangement. These handlebars also operate the steering brakes (inboard discs) which act independently on each side of the vehicle giving brake (skid) steering. The Supacat is diesel powered and driven through a torque convertor, three forward and one reverse ratio automatic gearbox and a single differential. Twin output shafts transmit the drive to the two drop gear reduction boxes, which carry the inboard disc brakes. The centre axle is shaft driven direct from the drop gearbox. The centre axles carry the outboard, foot pedal operated disc brakes which are effective on all wheels. The final drive to the front and rear wheels is by heavy duty one inch (1") pitch duplex chains. The Supacat is built around a steel rectangular hollow section (RHS) chassis frame which forms the entire shape of the vehicle and to which all components and attachments are fitted. The body of the Supacat is made from graded aluminium and forms a hull which enables the vehicle to float and protects the majority of mechanical components. The belly plate is of 5mm hardened aluminium.
Alvis Supacat 6x6 1600 MK II - Technical Specification
ENGINE - 1600 Make - Volkswagen 1.6 lt Fuel - diesel Cylinders - four (4) Displacement - 1896 cc Bore & Stroke - 79.5 x 95.5 mm Compression ratio - 23:1 Power - 58 Kw (78 bhp) @ 4000 rpm Max torque - 164 Nm (121 lbs/ft) @ 1850 rpm Max engine speed - 5200 rpm Valve arrangement - overhead hydraulic tappets. Cooling - pressurised liquid, mechanical fan. - water/oil coolers, engine and gearbox FUEL
Type - Diesel ( Summer or Winter as required ) Option - Diesel + Petrol up to 30% maximum, > - 25C - Avtur FS 11 (F - 34) may be used but it will reduce engine life and invalidate the warranty. AIR CLEANER
Type - Dry, paper element GEARBOX
Make - Volkswagen / Audi Type - Automatic 089 Ratios - 2.71 / 1.50 / 1.00 / R 2.43:1 TORQUE CONVERTER - (Integral with gearbox)
Ratio - Maximum conversion ratio 2.5 DIFFERENTIAL
Make - Volkswagen / Audi Ratio - 3.25 : 1 DROP GEARBOXES - (Two, one each side)
Make - Supacat Ratio - 3.37 : 1 FRONT AXLE
Make - Supacat Type - Chain driven from centre axle, one on each side of vehicle with steerable hub. CENTRE AXLE
Make - Supacat Type - Common to drop gearboxes, shaft driven steerable hub with disc brake. STEERING HUBS
Make - Land Rover - Supacat uprated. Type - 90 /110 REAR AXLE
Make - Supacat Type - Chain driven solid shaft running in two chassis mounted bearings, one each side of vehicle. DRIVE CHAINS
Type - 1 pitch duplex, tensioned by adjustable idler gear, four identical chains per vehicle. STEERING - (Ackerman)
Make - Supacat Type - Handle bar operated, power assisted STEERING - (Brake)
Make - Supacat / AP. Type - Handlebar operated hydraulic, onto inboard discs, one per side controlling all wheels on that side through transmission. BRAKES
Make - Supacat / AP Type - Foot pedal operated hydraulic onto outboard Land Rover 110 discs, one per side controlling all wheels through transmission. PARKING BRAKE
Type - Transmission lock integral with gearbox. SUSPENSION
Type - Low pressure tyres. ELECTRICS
Power - 12 volt Alternator - 65 amp Battery - 66 amp hour Starter motor - 1.8 Kw Radio suppression - optional
ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS Alvis Supacat 6x6 1600
- horn, lights, indicators, rear fog light, cold start, hazard warning, (bilge pumps, convoy lights, winch, winch/intervehicle start power plug, auxiliary lights, auxiliary poweroutput) (Option - FLPT power and control output) LIGHTING - Head, side, tail, brake, indicators, to UK road legal requirements. - Trailer socket optional, 7 pin, NATO 12 pin, or as required. CONSOLE INSTRUMENTS
Type - Steel centre and reinforced rim Size - 13 x 15 TYRES
Size - 31 x 15.5 x 15 (Section width 389mm, O/D 788mm) Ply rating - 4 ply Tubes - Tubed or tubeless Make - Avon Tredlite or Goodyear Wrangler Construction - Cross ply Sealant - Optional in tubeless CONSTRUCTION Chassis frame - Welded steel rectangular hollow section of various dimensions. This incorporates lifting / towing points which may be used for helicopter underslinging. Parts of the frame are accessible and may be used for the attachment to and / or support of additional equipment. Load securing points are also incorporated.
Body panels - Aluminium plate of various grades of hardness and thickness according to position and duty. Some are riveted onto the frame, others are removable. Some GRP is also used.
Belly plate - One piece, 5mm half hard aluminium plate extending from the front panel, under the entire vehicle to just below the tailgate.
N.B. - This method of construction forms a hull which allows an open top Supacat to float. TOWING
- Towing attachments may be fitted below the tail gate (height 410mm / 16") or to the optional heavy duty tailgate (640mm / 25"). The standard attachment is a 50mm ball universal hitch on the lower position. NATO or equivalent hitches may also be fitted as required. Two (2) lifting/towing eyes are fitted both at the front and rear of the Supacat as standard. TOWING CAPACITY - The Supacat is capable of producing approximately 2 tonnes of drawbar pull in ideal conditions. FLUID CAPACITIES
- This ability is limited but the Supacat will float without preparation Bilge pumps are available as optional equipment. An outboard motor can be fitted to the tailgate. Only open top Supacats can be floated. Load limited to 300 kgs plus driver. PERFORMANCE - N.B. The following figures are for guidance only, performance will vary according to vehicle specification and prevailing conditions.
- Maximum speed 64 kph (40 mph) - Speed range infinitely variable, 0 - max, full torque at zero speed. - Gradability 100% (45 degrees) - Fuel consumption - Drawbar pull 2.0 tonnes (estimated) - Payload 1.0 tonne (normal) 1.4 tonnes (maximum) - Fording depth 860 mm (34 inches, laden) - Floating depth 710 mm (28 inches, unladen) - Load when floating 300 kgs. (open vehicle only) - Stability in excess of 50 degrees, static unladen in all directions. - Turning circle diameter kerb to kerb Ackerman - 14.35 m Braked - 4.8 m TRACKS - (optional extra)
Type - Full - Supacat single pin jointed rubber belt with rubber moulded cleats fixed by bolts. Approximate effective ground contact area 500 mm x 2306 mm per track. - Half Track - Under developement, rubber half track with steerable front axle. WINCH - (optional extra)
Type - Warn 8000 / Superwinch Husky Pull (first layer) - 3636 kgs / 3850 kgs Cable diameter - 8 mm / 8 mm Cable length - 24 metres / 45 metres Power supply - 12 volt direct from vehicle`s battery Location - centre (standard), front or rear of vehicle by fitting to lifting / towing eyes. MECHANICAL HANDLING
- The Supacat may be lifted by a fork lift with the forks between the wheels and acting on the bellyplate. The vehicle may be hoisted by the load restraint frame which is at the longitudinal centre of gravity. The front and rear lifting / towing eyes may also be used. AIR MOBILITY Alvis Supacat 6x6 1600
- The lifting / towing eyes may be used for helicopter underslinging and are approved by JATE. There are optional parachute brackets designed to take parachuting loads direct into the vehicle frame. The vehicle is normally parachuted on an MSP (Medium Stresed Platform) but other schemes are under development. Supacats may be underslung individually or in pairs side by side or as a group of four side by side with no additional preparation. Supacats may be flown stacked as an internal load and are designed to fold down and with optional ramps, to selfstack. Supacats may be flown underslung laden as a netted load only. Supacats can be transported as internal loads by helicopters and fixed wing aircraft as palleted or drive in loads.