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Brazilian army prepares for their new VW 6x6 tactical trucks


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Transport Brazil / August 20, 2014

The Volkswagen heavy truck unit of MAN Latin America recently provided training to members of the Brazilian army on the operation of their new model 31.320 6x6 Constellation 10-ton tactical trucks. To date, 120 units have been delivered to the Brazilian Army.

"For seven years we have developed custom-tailored products for the Brazilian Army. Today, Volkswagen is the army’s second largest supplier of trucks," said Ricardo Alouche, Vice President of sales, marketing and after-sales at MAN Latin America.

Based on the Volkswagen Constellation series’ model 31.320, the only 6x6 truck manufactured in Brazil is capable of transporting 10 tons of payload over any terrain with a howitzer in tow. It can ford water up to one meter deep and negotiate a 60% grades and 30% side slopes.

Specially developed to meet the needs of the Brazilian Army, the vehicle was tested in extreme conditions and actual operation, surpassing all expectations..

The tactical spec model 31.320 6x6 is powered by an electronically-controlled six-cylinder Cummins ISC engine. A Marmon-Herrington front axle and transfer case is paired with Meritor rear axles. With wheelbase of 3,740 mm, the truck rides on 14.00R20 tires.

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