Renault GBC 180

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The Renault GBC 180 is an all-terrain truck used by the French armed forces, in use since the late 1990s.

Renault GBC 180
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Type Heavy cargo truck
Place of origin France
Service history
In service Late 1990's
Used by French Army
Production history
Manufacturer Renault Trucks
Produced 1997 to Present
No. built 5,500+
Specifications
Length 7.27 - 8.25 m[1]
Width 2.49 m
Height 2.92 - 3.27 m
Crew 2 + 15

Engine Renault 6 cylinder diesel
175 hp
Payload capacity 5,000 kg
Ground clearance 0.60 m
Operational
range
800+ km
Speed 88 km/h

History[edit]

The GBC 180 is an advanced upgrade and refurbished version of the Berliet GBC 8 KT, with a new engine and transmission, and an increased payload of 5,000 kg.[2]

The GBC 180 conversion was announced in 1997, when a first batch of 2,800 trucks were ordered. By 2009, over 5,500 trucks were upgraded to the GBC 180 variant.

Characteristics[edit]

The GBC 180 has a six-cylinder diesel engine, the MIDR 06.02.26. The engine can run on diesel or kerosene.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GBC 180 - un véhicule tactique 6 x 6" (in French). Defense.gouv.fr. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  2. ^ ARG. "Renault GBC-180". Military-today.com. Retrieved 2013-07-19.