anticipated.The six-wheel steer system is adaptive, and can be programmed to allow touch-button change of steering configuration per axle, according to specific needs in thefield.These and all other vehicle controls and instrumentation are integral within a singlemulti-functional electronic module mounted in the centre of the vehicle dashboard. A menu-based system allows touch-button access and scroll-through adjustment of all major dynamic functions of the vehicle, together with a default electronicinstrument display when in normal drive mode.
Maintenance and Refurbishment
To achieve reliability and ease of maintenance, as well as meeting primary militaryand civilian specifications, the major components in the TMV 6x6M will be familiar,particularly to the armed forces, with the vehicle utilising as many standardproprietary parts as is practical.The vehicle is powered by a mid-mounted Cummins ISBe5 in-line four-cylinder,4,500cc turbocharged, water-cooled diesel engine, with a power output of 147kilowatts (200bhp), generating up to 900Nm of torque.In the TMV 6x6M, this enables a limited top speed of 85mph/137 kph, combinedwith first-class dynamic performance and driveability. As part of the designphilosophy, the chassis has been packaged for all major four-cylinder long-strokediesels commonly in use, allowing the customer to specify their powertrain anddriveline thereby minimising the logistic footprint and cost in service.The Allison 2500SP 6-speed, fully-automatic transmission utilised in the TMV 6x6Mis also common to a wide range of military and civilian applications. It drivesthrough a transfer gearbox with Hi and Lo ratios and via six Dana lockabledifferentials, which transfer the power via driveshafts to the six wheels, located withupper and lower wishbones on all axles. Brembo ventilated disc brakes, withtwin-piston calipers and 300mm discs, are common to all wheels, providingexcellent stopping power.Internal diesel fuel tanks enable a typical vehicle range of 700 miles/1,120kilometres.For maintenance routines, all fluid, belt and filter checks and changing of enginecylinder head can be achieved through clipped panels on the intercooler mounts,allowing ease of daily use. Release of eight mounting points for the protected cellallows access for major overhaul and refurbishment enabling engine/gearboxchange in eight hours.
The TMV 6x6M SF variant delivers class-leading lethality. Twin half-inch machineguns mounted to a 360 degree ring mount, can be replaced with grenadelaunchers and up to four front and rear 7.62 mounts, smoke grenade launchersfore and aft for cloaking. IR systems are available for efficient night work.
24V electrics are standard. 300A, 600A and 1000A options are all compliant withDEF STAN 59-411 class A & Mil Stan 461E. APC, Command and Liaison variantwiring routings have provisioned plug-in points for electrical, USB, Ethernet andISDN connectors to achieve standard 1m cable run to any required equipment.This minimises on-board wiring and maximises available payload.
The modular design has been created to ease overseas assembly in a variety of forms. Vehicles can be supplied complete, SKD and CKD and sourcing of
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