Power Pack / Running Gear

Unique propulsion concept

 

The propulsion concept for maximum tactical mobility, comparable to a Leopard 2 main battle tank, while at the same time reducing noise and vibration levels for a noticeable reduction in crew stress is achieved through the combination of various innovative solutions:

  • A powerful compact powerpack delivering 800 kW guarantees maximum performance with minimum structural volume and weight.
  • A wheel decoupled running gear significantly reduces noise levels and vibrations.
  • The use of hydropneumatic elements with hydraulic bump stops at each roadwheel station guarantee maximum mobility with minimum installation volume.

Power pack:

  • Powerful 10-cylinder engine delivering 800 kW at 4250 rpm
  • Newly developed power shift, reversing and steering transmission (HSWL)
  • Starter-generator with 170 kW
  • Integrated front-mounted cooling system
  • Exhaust system with airflow-cooled exhaust duct

Decoupled running gear:

  • Running gear carriers, left and right, to mount the suspension components
  • Isolation by damping elements between running gear carriers and hull
  • Fuel tanks integrated in running gear carriers
  • Hydropneumatic suspension
  • Hydraulic bump stops at all roadwheel stations
  • Weight-optimized 500 mm wide steel track
  • 450 mm ground clearance in all weight categories

 

 

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