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Indian Army Vehicles : TATA LPTA 713 CC TC 4 x 4 (2.5 Ton)/ 715 CC
This video describes the details of Indian Army Vehicles : TATA LPTA 713 CC TC 4 x 4 (2.5 Ton)/ 715 CC
The Tata LPTA 713 TC is a light utility truck. It is in service with the Indian Army and some other countries. Its production commenced in 1999. It is believed that production of this truck still continues. Over 15 000 of these military trucks were delivered to the Indian Army alone. Vehicles had been exported to Afghanistan, Nepal and South Africa. The Tata is the largest India’s automobile company. A large number of these trucks are in service with the Indian military.
This military truck has a payload capacity of 2 500 kg. The standard version of the LPTA 713 TC is a general service vehicle for troop and cargo carrying. The cargo body is fitted with drop sides and drop tailgate. It is covered with bows and tarpaulin. Other body types can be fitted. Vehicle can tow trailers with a maximum weight of 5 000 kg.
The Tata LPTA 713 TC has a forward control cab. It accommodates driver and one passenger. The cab has a roof hatch.
This military truck is powered by a Tata Cummins 6BT turbocharged diesel engine, developing 125 hp. This engine meets EURO I emission requirements. It is worth mentioning that in 1993 Tata entered into a joint venture with Cummins engine company to produce the B-series engine in India. Engine is coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The front axle is disengaged for on-road driving.
Other production versions of the Tata LPTA 713 TC include a field ambulance. It accommodates four stretchers. Around 400 of these vehicles have been built. There is also a Tata LPTA 715 water tanker, fitted with a 2 000 liter capacity tank. 600 of these tankers have been ordered by the Indian Army. There is a light armored troop carrier version of the Tata LPTA 713 TC. It accommodates driver and 9-12 passengers. Armor provides protection for the troops against 7.62-mm ball rounds.
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