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Type 8x8, 6x6, and 4x4 off-road trucks
Place of origin Germany
Service history
Used by Germany, UK, China
Production history
Manufacturer MAN SE
Variants Shacman SX

Engine MAN diesel
Suspension Independent coils
Ziegler fire engine based on the MAN SX

The SX is a family of high-mobility off-road tactical trucks made 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.[1] MAN claims it is the most mobile and reliable truck on earth.[2]

There are 8x8, 6x6, and 4x4 variants. All are air-transportable by C-130 Hercules. A 10x10 demonstrator was also built, with a 1000 hp engine.[3]

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

The British armed forces have ordered large numbers of MAN SX and MAN HX trucks to replace their fleet of Foden, Bedford, and DAF Trucks.[4] 7285 had been ordered by April 2010.[5]

An 8x8 heavy recovery version has also been built; the British army bought 288.[6]

An airport firefighting version is also made;[7] firefighting equipment is supplied by Ziegler and Rosenbauer.[8]


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