Future Cargo Vehicle

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Advanced Design

  • Durability and serviceability
  • Terrainability and agility
  • Stealth and armour
  • Improved traction
  • Envoirnmentally friendlier
  • safety and efficiency
  • Payloads of 6 & 9 tonne

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Cab Design

  • Stealth design
  • Armour option
  • Spacious
  • Great visibility
  • Low noise
  • No heat
  • No engine tunnel intrusion
  • Walk thru’ cab

Reliable & Sustainable

  • Proven, available components
  • Advanced design configuration allows
    • Easy repair and maintenance
    • Single vehicle-type fleet
    • Maximum use of standardised components
    • Designed-in accident cost reduction features
    • Robust integrated body/box chassis

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Major Units

  • Cummins ISB 6 cylinder 6.7 litre diesel engine
  • Allison 3000 series automatic transmission
  • Multidrive transmission mounted transfer case
  • Arvin meritor independent suspension systemunique-chassis-layout
  • Modular cab
  • Torsional stiff box section spine with integral deck
  • Side mounted engine transmission module
  • Side mounted module incorporating air cleaner, fuel tank and spare wheel
  • Beam or independent axle suspension system
  • 00r20 tyres optional 24r21
  • Central tyre inflation option
  • Runflat insert option

Survivability

  • Integrated roll over protection system (rops)
  • Integrated signature reduction:
    • Visual
    • Acoustic
    • Thermal
    • Radar
  • Optional load protection
  • Optional adaptable ballistic/mine protection levels

Agility

Steering 3 modes

  • Front wheel (normal)
  • Contra (10.7m turning circle –between kerbs)
  • Crabgradient
    • 20% increase in gradeability
    • Superior ditch and hump crossing
    • Superior trailer manoeuvring

Independent Suspension

  • Higher cross country speeds
  • Superior ride quality for personnel and high-value cargo

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  • Ability to load options
    • Crane
    • Winch

Benefits

  • Eliminate need for many vehicle types (6t mm, 9tmm, 9timm, 15t mm) and replace with one, high performance truck tractor which with the smart trailer can acheive or exceed the performances specified by the mod.
  • Reduce the acquisition costs for a fleet of vehicles able to meet or exceeed the most stringent requirements.
  • Reduce the manpower requirements and enhance the recruitment and retention of drivers and maintainers.

Future Cargo Vehicle (FCV) and Pulse Propulsion Trailer (PPT)

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The military trailer for the 21st century

Design features include:

  • The complete cargo system (FCV, FCV + PPT)
  • 6 tonne payload trailer (15 tonne combined with FCV)
  • Doubles capacity (2 x 20’ ISO containers):
    • Equivalent to another 6t mm vehicle @ 25% of its cost
    • Enables carriage of outsize loads 40’ long
  • Integrates load handling:
    • Able to load/unload tractor and trailer without decoupling – single man operation

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Assists in agility of tractor unit:

  • Pulse system: short/long strokes to prevent
  • Traction loss in tractor over 3.5m
  • Ram recovery of tractor. Capable of 1-2 mph
  • Rear wheel steer of tractor makes reversing easy
  • Independent suspension + CTIS (mobility + high value loads)
  • Versatile:
    • 20’ ISO container compatible
    • Tanker variant capable of 6,000 litres
  • Affordable
    • Decreased acquisition costs:
      • Output based, capability (system) approach
      • Non prescriptive payload specification approach
      • Reduction in fleet numbers
    • Lower through life costs:
      • Single vehicle fleet
      • Tomorrows features included today
      • Technology insertion capability
    • Value-for-money:
      • Increased operational effectiveness for less cost

A Design for Stealth & Ballistic Protection

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Shown Above – Future Fuel Vehicle (FFV), Qinetiq Hybrid & Future Cargo Vehicle (FCV)

Flexible-Frame Trailer (FFT)

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FMTV cargo variant fitted with Flex-Frame Trailer

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Multidrive 4×4 tanker variant with Flex-Frame Trailer

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Multidrive 4×4 cargo variant with crane & Flex-Frame Trailer

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Design Features

Provide a structure with 3 planes of movement that achieves:

  • 50 degrees up and down
  • 50 degrees side to side
  • 360 degrees rotation

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Various pictures of the Flexible-Frame Trailer to demonstrate its integration into the truck/trailer chassis’s, heavy duty structure/cylinder configuration and articulation capabilities whilst maintaining drive to the trailer axles.

  • Through which a high torque of 20,000 nm driveline can pass through providing constant velocity at all times
  • Simple structure at least as strong as the chassis to which it is attached
  • Uses proven components
  • Protected channel for all hoses, pipes & cables (hydraulics, air & electrical)
  • Easy to disconnect
  • Easy maintenance
  • Utilises standard front steer
  • Legal and safe throughout total use spectrum

Solution – comprises:

  • Heavy duty driveline and bearings
  • Conduit trunking
    • Hydraulic ram hoses (2)
    • Air brake pipes and hoses
    • Electrical cables (vehicle lighting)
    • Pump control cables
    • Additional service capacity
  • 2 side-mounted cylinders, performing 2 functions
  • Shock absorbers
    • Damp out weave
    • Reducing force and speed of impact to stops
  • Regenerative steering
    • Centralising steering force
    • Reducing tendency to jack-knife
    • Prevents oversteer
  • Upper cylinder with 4 functions
    • Acts as stop
    • Acts as damper
    • Transfers weight
    • Resists roll-over of tractor and trailer
  • Delivering
    • Low stress – increased chassis life compared to rigids, long chassis
    • Proven, active, fail-safe stability
    • Active optimisation of axle loadings, particularly on second axle
    • Regenerative steering negates oversteer

Improved strategic and tactical mobility

  • Improved wheel/ground contact
  • Legal gvw enabling large payloads
  • Wide spread of traction
  • Improved lateral stability
  • 40 degree ramp profiles achieved with reduced stresses
  • Better lateral stability in all yaw and pitch circumstances
  • Lower overall chassis stresses – less chance of load or chassis fracture
  • High safe speeds
  • Smallest turning circle in its class achieved with only one steer axle and minimum ‘cut-in’
  • All wheel drive torque split with cross-axle and longitudinal differential locks

Incorporates commonality

  • Independent suspension axle system, electronic steering systems and 16.00r20 wheel & tyre equipment (FCV, FFV and HCV)
  • Crew or sleeper cab to meet stealth and ballistic protection
  • engine, transmission, transfer case (FFV and HCV)
  • Run-flat, central tyre inflation system and 21r24 wheel and tyre equipment optional (FCV, FFV and HCV)

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Flex-Frame 57 feet (17.4M) Turning Circle

Alternatively there is the heavy cargo vehicle 8x8x8 rigid conventional chassis:

Survivability

  • Integrated roll over protection system (rops)
  • Integrated signature reduction

Agility

Steering 3 modes

  • Front wheel (normal)
  • Contra (14.4m turning circle –between kerbs)
  • Crab
    • 20% increase in gradeability
    • Superior ditch and hump crossing

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Heavy cargo vehicle (HCV) 8x8x8

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Incorporates commonality

  • Independent suspension axle system and 16.00r20 wheel & tyre equipment (FCV, FFV and FFT)
  • Electronic steering system (FCV)
  • Crew or sleeper cab to meet stealth and ballistic protection (FFV and FFT)
  • Engine, transmission, transfer case (FFV and FFT)
  • Run-flat, central tyre inflation system and 21r24 wheel and tyre equipment optional (FCV, FFV and FFT)

Driven semi trailer – multidrive tractor

  • Proven driveline components on HCV 8x8x8 and FFV 8×8 configurations
  • Commonality of major unit installation and components from heavy cargo vehicle (HCV) and future fuel vehicle (FFV)
  • Option to use any 4×4 tractor unit with matched rear tandem drive axles
  • Improved turning circle
  • Low 5th wheel position
  • Integrated winch and moveable 5th wheel

semi-trailer

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Multidrive configuration to drive and steer the Trailer axles on an articulated vehicle

Trailer driveline technology is adaptable

  • Articulated 8×8 and 8×6 driveline for tractor/trailer
    • Proven on-off highway performance
    • Maximises weight on driven wheels
    • Excellent turning circle
    • Minimises trailer ‘cut in’
    • Reduces tyre scrub
    • Utilises standard 4×2 or 4×4 oem’s tractor units and tandem axles to offer 8×6 or 8×8 specification

Fuel & Water Tankers

  • Three generations of multidrive tankers
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Left to Right AWD Bedford 8×6 20,000Litre Tanker 1990, Foden 8×6 20,000 Litre Tanker 1999-2000 and 20,000 Future Fuel Vehicle 8×8 with Crew or Sleeper Cab, signature reduction and ballistic protection if required

Future Fuel Vehicle (FFV) 8×8

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Designed to meet the militaries criteria for the 21st century

  • Logical development
  • Benefit of lessons identified, learned and incorporated from prototype and UOR’s to Bosnia and Kosovo

Advanced design featuring

  • Durability and serviceability
  • Terrainability and agility
  • Stealth and armour
  • Improved traction
  • Envoirnmentally friendlier
  • Safety and efficiency
  • Payloads of 18,000 litres water, 20,000 litres fuel
  • Twin ‘double bubble’ monocoque 2 x 10,000 litre tanks compartmented/baffled to lower the COFG and minimise signature reduction
  • Proven on-off highway performance
  • Maximises weight on driven wheels
  • Excellent turning circle
  • Minimises trailer ‘cut- in’
  • Reduces tyre scrub

Other Examples of Multidrive Product used in Military Applications

AWD (Bedford) Multidrive 8x6 1990

AWD (Bedford) Multidrive 8×6 1990

Foden Multidrive 8x6 1996

Foden Multidrive 8×6 1996

Foden Multidrive 1999-2000

Foden Multidrive 1999-2000

AWD (Bedford) MTM 40-30 during trial at Aldershot Long Valley

AWD (Bedford) MTM 40-30 during trial at Aldershot Long Valley

MTM 40-30 on the ‘knife edge’ Aldershot Long Valley 18,000kg payload

MTM 40-30 on the ‘knife edge’ Aldershot Long Valley 18,000kg payload

MTM 40-30 Algeria Sahara 20,000kg payload operating in desert terrain

MTM 40-30 Algeria Sahara 20,000kg payload operating in desert terrain

Multidrive M8-40 MLE

High-speed, Multi-Load, Ejector-Hauler, offering exceptional off-road traction and manoeuvrability with higher safety features, improved efficiency and more environmentally friendly.

  • High performance, low weight, low component wear
  • 40t output @ 25t costs and operating envelope
  • Efficiency – low fuel consumption
  • Output to fuel consumption (+25-50%)
  • Output to tyre replacement costs (+20%)
  • Output per driver/maintainer (+10-40%)
  • Low axle loads (70% of 40t adt)
  • Ejector versatility with spreading
    • Ejector versatility with on-the-move flat spread capability forward or reverse
      • Runway repair
      • Road/obstacle construction
    • Controlled discharge for hoppers
      • Controlled discharge –multi material loads
        • Aggregates
        • Muckaway
        • Concrete
      • Body reload capability to carry stores
      • Convoy speed capable 55 mph laden
      • Non-tip body increases tactical versatility in all terrain

Other tactical advantages:

  • Loading/unloading noise reduction
  • Less dust
  • Potential of reduced number of vehicles (spreading)
  • Lower convoy route erosion (low axle loading)
  • High volume capacity 23-40m3
  • Faster:
    • Uphill
    • Downhill
    • Over rough terrain
    • At discharge (15 seconds on-the-move)
  • Low fuel consumption
  • Nil carry back
  • Low operating costs
  • Better driver environment:
    • Suspension-vibration
    • Steering
    • Space
    • Noise
  • Steering
    • low energy requirement (<25% of standard adt)
    • High directional stability up to 90kph (adt 50kph)
    • Excellent turning circle
    • Minimum trailer cut-in and tyre scrub
    • Trailer bogie (tandem) steering with patented regenerative system eliminates oversteer (optional)
    • Combination enables m8 high power-weight to be utilised in faster cycle times and lower fuel consumption
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    • Safety of non-tipping bodies
    • Lower operator vibration dosage
  • Environmental advantages:
    • Loading/unloading noise reduced
    • Less dust
    • Reduced load degradation
    • Potential of reduced number of vehicles (spreading)
    • Lower convoy route erosion (low axle loading)

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