MAN SX

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MAN/RMMV SX
MAN truck of the Royal Netherlands Army with TRML -Telefunken Radar Mobil Luftraumüberwachung, pic3.JPG
Photographed at Gilze-Rijen Air Base, the Netherlands, a MAN SX 8x8
Type 8x8, 6x6, and 4x4 off-road trucks
Place of origin Germany
Service history
Used by Algeria, Austria (badged OAF), Denmark, Germany, Italy, Kuwait, Norway, Oman, Slovenia, Sweden, UAE and the UK. In some instances numbers were small.
Production history
Manufacturer MAN SE / RMMV
Specifications

Engine MAN diesel
Suspension coil spring

The SX is a family of high-mobility off-road tactical trucks now manufactured by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV). The SX range has its design origins in the MAN KAT1 (occasionally presented MAN Cat 1) range of trucks, and for a brief period was marketed as the S2000 range of trucks. MAN (now RMMV) claimed it was the most mobile and reliable truck on earth.

For clarity, RMMV is a 49%/51% joint venture established in January 2010 between MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG (now MAN Truck & Bus) and Rheinmetall AG.

There are 8x8, 6x6, and 4x4 variants, although currently only 6x6 and 8x8 variants are being marketed. All are air-transportable by C-130 Hercules in cargo configuration, with limited preparation in some instances. A 10x10 demonstrator was also built, with a 1000 hp engine, but this did not enter production.

The SX range shares some technologies (most visibly, the cab) with the HX family, and also the earlier FX and LX families.

The UK MoD ordered large numbers of SX and MAN HX trucks to replace fleets of Foden, Bedford, and DAF Trucks. 7285 had been ordered by April 2010.

An 8x8 heavy recovery version has also been built; the UK MoD ordering 288.

Ziegler fire engine based on the MAN SX

An airport firefighting version is also made;[1] firefighting equipment is supplied by Ziegler and Rosenbauer.[2]

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