Dongfeng EQ240/EQ2081

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Dongfeng EQ240/EQ2081
Specifications
Weight ULW: 5090 kg
MaxW: 7800 kg
Length 6,530 mm (257 in)
Width 2,400 mm (94 in)
Height 2,385 mm (94 in)
Crew driver, co-driver + 8 or 12 passengers

Engine Inline 6-cylinder Cummins-designed 6BT5.9 Turbo-charged diesel engine
87 hp (65 kW)
Suspension 4 or 6 wheel drive
Operational
range
400 kilometres (250 mi)
Speed 87 km/h (54 mph)

The Dongfeng EQ240/EQ2081 (export name Aeolus) is a 2.5 tonne capacity, six-wheel drive troop/cargo carrier truck developed and built by Dongfeng Motor Corporation, developed for and still used by the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China for transport. The Dong Feng EQ2080/2081, together with the larger but visually similar EQ2100, are currently one of the most numerous troop carrying/cargo truck in service with the PLA.[1]

Purpose[edit]

The EQ2080/2081 is the 2,500 kg class chassis for workshop shelters in service with the Air Force and Navy, intended for operations in mountainous areas and over rough roads and tracks. The layout of the vehicle is entirely conventional, with the engine forward, the steel cab seating the driver and two passengers, and the load area to the rear. The standard cargo body has a steel and wood floor, steel side racks and a tailgate. Body options are stated to include dump, tanker and crane. Optional equipment includes a power take-off and a 4,500 kg winch mounted behind the front bumper.[1]

Variants[edit]

EQ240[edit]

The first vehicle produced by the Donfeng Company, the petrol powered EQ240 entered service with the PLA in 1975.

EQ2080[edit]

In the 1990s, PLA authorities redesignated all truck references, and the vehicle became the EQ2080.

EQ2081[edit]

After Dongfeng agreed a diesel engine joint-venture with Cummins, the truck was redesignated as the EQ2081, powered by a 6BT5.9 Turbo-charged diesel engine.

EQ2082E[edit]

The EQ2082E (or 2082E6D), is a Peruvian export version built to replace United States-built M35 series and Russian-built Ural 375 trucks. Peru received in excess of 400 trucks from Dong Feng between 1995-1998 carrying the designation.[2]

Operators[edit]

 Peru
 People's Republic of China
 Sudan

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