KrAZ-6322 Soldier (Soldat) is a 6WD high-mobility tactical vehicle, intended to transport troops, cargo, UN Peacekeeping forces, and special forces to support multiple mission needs of land forces.
Designed and built by Ukrainian PJSC AutoKrAZ, the truck can be used for towing heavy artillery systems with a calibre between 152mm and 203mm. It can also serve as a ballast prime mover for aircraft transportation on airfields.
KrAZ-6322 truck orders and deliveries
AutoKrAZ was awarded a contract by the Arab Republic of Egypt Ministry of Defence for the supply of KrAZ-6322 platform trucks in 2014. The first batch of the KrAZ-6322 off-road vehicles was shipped to the Egyptian Ministry of Defence Armament Authority in April 2014. Shipment of the next batch of vehicles began in April 2015.
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic awarded a contract to AutoKrAZ for the supply of KrAZ-6322 AWD military trucks in December 2014. The company shipped the first batch of vehicles in May 2015.
KrAZ-6322 trucks are currently in service with Angola, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Yemen, Syria, Thailand, and Ukraine.
Design and features of KrAZ-6322 off-road truck
The KrAZ-6322 tactical vehicle is based on a 6×6 chassis. It can carry up to 24 people while its cabin accommodates up to three people.
The truck is 9.1m long, 3.25m in overall height, and 2.72m-wide. It has a kerb mass of 12,700kg, a full mass of 22,800kg, and a load carrying capacity of 10,000kg. Its design permissible payload weight is 12,000kg, and the truck has a towed trailer permissible full mass of 10,000kg on all terrains, and 30,000kg while travelling on hard cover roads.
Recommended towed trailer weight for aircraft on the concrete airfields is 75,000kg.
A unique winch with a tractive force of approximately 12t is fitted to provide self-recovery, recovery of stuck vehicles, and easy loading of heavy cargoes on a trailer. The vehicle can be built in both left-hand and right-hand drive versions, based on customers’ requests.
The truck offers armour protection for the occupants, and main units, against mine blasts. It also features defensive electronic countermeasures.
KrAZ-6322 vehicle’s propulsion details
The KrAZ-6322 military platform truck is powered by an eight-cylinder, V-shaped, turbo-charged YAMZ-238DE2 diesel engine, with a generating capacity of 330hp. The engine is equipped with an air cleaning system and is coupled with the 9JS150ТА transmission system. It complies with the Euro 0 emissions standards.
An eight-speed, two-range type YAMZ-2381 mechanical gearbox is incorporated into the vehicle, alongside a YAMZ-183 single disk clutch. The vehicle is also fitted with 530/70-21 tyres, which employ a tyre pressure control system and centralised tire inflation system to obtain high off-road capability.
It features two-stage, one-speed central truck driving axles with cross-axle lockable differentials, and a through-type intermediate axle. It also has a mechanical, two-shaft transfer case with a lockable inter-axle, and inter-wheel differentials.
The truck is equipped with two fuel tanks, each with a capacity of 250l, while the engine burns 39l of fuel per 100km.
Mobility of the KrAZ-6322 military truck
The tactical vehicle travels at a maximum speed of 80km/h and has a range of up to 1,500km. It has a turning radius of 13.5m and can negotiate water obstacles up to 1.5m, and side slopes of 25º. It can traverse through snow cover of up to 0.6m, and can climb grades of 35º.
Excellent manoeuvrability and high cross-country ability in difficult environmental conditions is offered by the KrAZ-6322 military truck; it is capable of moving through any terrain. The truck can also withstand temperatures ranging between -50ºC and +60ºC.