Had a nice RV in this morning..

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 11:05
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This bleedin' huge camo green thing turned up at the workshop.
It is a Tatra 8x8. It's on trials currently over at Moorebank with the Army. I had to make up some instruction labels, as all the stuff at the moment is in Russian or Czech. The 'boys' had been out playing in the mud on Monday & yesterday. They couldn't find a situation where it became bogged- and they claim they tried..
Air cooled diesel V8. Fully/fully independent (air bag) suspension. Lockers on all diffs.
Looks roughly like an OKA on steroids !!!
I took some pics with the phone camera, so when I work out how to download them I'll show them here.
With a bit of imagination, it'd make an ideal touring truck !!
Gotta have one- (wonder if it comes in powder blue??)

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Reply By: ben_gv3 - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 11:41

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 11:41
Pics, pics, pics. We need some pics!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 11:50

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 11:50
six time winner at Dakar, first built in 1967.military testing
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Follow Up By: Member -Signman - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 12:01

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 12:01
I think the Dakar ones are 4bys...this thing is an 8by.....
(I do stand to be corrected)..
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Follow Up By: Steve Ellis - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 12:12

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 12:12
Great video link BUSHFIX. The tanker in the river with water up to the windsceen is very impressive. There are also 6x6 and something with 5 sets of wheels or rather 5 axles.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 12:09

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 12:09
I just checked out some video of the range on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Epd4WZypvA

Warning! these might upset the live axle purists.... ;-)

BTW the company OffRoad Trucks Australia customise these types of vehicles for civilian/commercial/government use.

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 12:11

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 12:11
Check out their 10x10 and 12x12!!!!

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 22:14

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 22:14
Truck had Ticks , thats why it went into the stock dip...lol
But very impressive

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 22:20

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 22:20
Check This one

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Reply By: Psi - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 12:54

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 12:54
Yep Tatra and Kamazz are Russian trucks, methinks. They race them in the Paris/Dakar(thats where I've seen em).
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 20:07

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 20:07
http://www.4wdonline.com/Mil/Tatra/Tatra.html
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Reply By: garryk - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 20:10

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 20:10
G'day
they sell them from a place Lawrence drive at Nerang in Queensland
I am a mechanic who has spent the last 25 years working on trucks and reckon I want nothing to do with them
keep em in czech Republic
Garry
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