The ALTV (Acmat Light Tactical Vehicle) is a 4x4 multi-purpose vehicle designed by ACMAT. Image: courtesy of Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej.
The ALTV is equipped with 265/75 R16 tires. Image: public domain.
The ALTV Torpedo is powered by a 2.5l turbo diesel intercooler engine. Image: public domain.
The ALTV Torpedo can attain a maximum speed of 160km/h. Image: public domain.


ALTV (Acmat Light Tactical Vehicle) Torpedo from ACMAT is a 4×4 lightweight multi-role vehicle intended for use by armed forces.

The vehicle can be used to carry out missions including utility, fire support, reconnaissance and border surveillance, as well as recovery, cargo / troop / personnel transport, patrol, and ambulance. It offers superior tactical mobility and off-road performance.

ALTV Torpedo was introduced into the market in 2009 and there are now over 1,000 vehicles in service accross 24 different countries.

The mission variants of Torpedo ALTV are two-door ALTV Pickup 2, four-door ALTV Pickup 4, ALTV Torpedo Special Forces, ALTV Station Wagon, ALTV Protected-Armoured cab, ALTV SAN, and ALTV Command car.

ALTV Torpedo design and features

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The ALTV Torpedo features a modular design and open cab structure, with a conventional layout accommodating a driver and up to nine personnel. It can be configured with different mission equipment to support multiple operations.

The front section has four seats, whereas the rear section houses two two-seater benches as well as two seats on each side. It features an air conditioning system, which ensures comfortable working conditions for the crew, as well as non-slip surfaces and dismantled wire cutter system.

Optional fittings include firing post, roll bars, cab soft-top, soft doors, anti-mine and FINABEL A20A runflat tires. An air compressor, radio pre-equipment, 3.8t front electric winch and 12V DC-24V DC electric power system can also be included.

The vehicle measures 5.3m long, 1.9m wide and 1.57m high, while the wheelbase and wheel track of the vehicle are 3.2m and 1.77m respectively. Gross vehicle weight and gross combined weight of the vehicle are 3.5t and 5.8t respectively, while the payload capacity is 1.3t.

Armament fitted to the ALTV Torpedo

ALTV Torpedo is fitted with a 360° weapon station to carry 12.7mm machine guns or LG 40 or MK19 weapons. It is attached with three swivel mounts to carry 7.62mm light machine guns (one at the front section and other two at the rear). The fire support vehicle can carry anti-tank and anti-air fire support systems.

Protection features

ALTV Torpedo tactical vehicle can be equipped with mine and ballistic protection features. It offers protection up to NATO STANAG 4569 Level 1 standard against mines and projectiles. The aluminium protection under chassis protects occupants against mine explosions. Smoke grenade launchers can also be added to the vehicle for self-defence.

ALTV Torpedo engine and mobility

The ALTV Torpedo is powered by a 2.5l turbo diesel intercooler, which generates an output power of 140kW at 4,000rpm and a peak torque of 450Nm at 2,000rpm. The engine is coupled to a manual gearbox (six forward and one reverse), while the fuel capacity of the vehicle is 170l.

An independent double-wishbone front suspension system with coil-over shock absorber comes complete with the vehicle, as does a multi-leaf rear suspension with rigid axles. The power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering which is also provided ensures better driving comfort.

"There are now over 1,000 vehicles in service accross 24 different countries."

The brake system consists of front vented disc brakes and rear drum brakes attached with anti-lock braking system. The vehicle is fitted with four 265/75 R16 tires and carries a stepney at the rear.

The ALTV Torpedo can attain a maximum speed of 160km/h and range of 1,600km. It can accelerate up to 100km/h in 12 seconds. It has a turning radius of 6.70m and can negotiate a gradient of 80% and side slopes of 100%. The approach and departure angles of the vehicle are 35° and 30° respectively.

The vehicle can ford at a depth of 0.5m, and can be operated in the extreme conditions ranging from -25°C / +55°C.

The vehicle is air-transportable by Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Transall C-160 and Airbus A400M transport aircraft as well as Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter.

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