All Terrain Mobility Platform

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All Terrain Mobility Platform
Malaysian Supacat.jpg
Malaysian soldiers on board an ATMP
Specifications
Weight 2,000 kg (laden)
Length 3.44 m
Width 2.03 m (wheel to wheel)
Height 1.85 m (open - to top of restraint frame). 2.01 m (cabbed vehicle)
Crew 2

Armor None
Secondary
armament
7.62 mm GPMG
Engine VW ADE 1.9 turbocharged diesel
Max torque: 164 N·m 121 (lbf·ft) @ 1850 rpm
Suspension Low pressure tyres
Speed 64 km/h (40 mph)

The UK All Terrain Mobility Platform is commonly known by the name of its manufacturer Supacat. It is a lightweight, 6-wheeled vehicle used by airborne and air-mobile forces of the British Army.

It is amphibious and exerts low ground pressure enabling it to traverse rough terrain whilst carrying up to 8 troops (and 2 crew), a standard NATO pallet or other stores (ammunition etc.).

A GPMG may also be fitted to create an effective mobile fire support platform.

The Supacat has permanent six wheel drive (6x6) with the front four wheels (two axles) steered conventionally by using a rotating handlebar arrangement. These handlebars also operate the steering brakes which act independently on each side of the vehicle giving brake steering.

The Supacat is built around a steel rectangular hollow section chassis frame which forms the entire shape of the vehicle and to which all components and attachments are fitted. The 'body' of the Supacat forms a hull which enables the vehicle to float and protects the majority of mechanical components.

The vehicle can be configured for a number of roles:

  • Basic ATMP
  • FLPT (Fork Lift Pallet Trailer) to lift, handle and carry pallets up to 1.6 tonnes.
  • SLLPT (Self Loading Lightweight Pallet Trailer)
  • 'Fuel Cat' is able to carry and pump up to 1000 litres of aviation fuel. It also carries an engine start system for the aircraft. It is also able to tow an APFC (Air Portable Fuel Container).
  • Mounted crane
  • Aircraft crash recovery
  • Radio rebroadcast stations
  • Casualty evacuation.

The Supacats were initially taken into service by the United Kingdom in 1988 and have been heavily used in active service.

A modified Supacat 6X6 MK III was used in the movie Brazil.

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