The Thai Ambassador to India has announced that the Royal Thai Army (RTA) is in the process of completing the order of 600 units of LPTA 715 4×4 military defense trucks from Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle maker.
The LPTA 715 4X4 is a rugged truck useful to carry troops. It is a relatively low maintenance vehicle that can transport at least 12 people in the rear. It can also be customized according to the requirements specified by the buyer. Powered by a Cummins 6BTAA 5.9-20 engine, it generates 145 bhp (brake horsepower) at 2,500 rpm (revolution per minute).
It is also capable of providing 500 Nm (Newton-meter) peak torque at 1500 rpm. Equipped with a 6-speed transmission panel, the truck can achieve a speed of up to 100 km/hr. With a ground clearance of 300 millimeters, this makes it an ideal carrier in various terrains. The maximum fuel tank capacity is set at 200 liters.
A combat support vehicle, the Tata LPTA military trucks have been in service in the Indian Army since 2015. These are available in 4×4, 6×6, 8×8, 10×10 and 12×12 configurations. Tata LPTA military trucks were primarily launched to reduce the Indian Army’s dependence on Czech-designed Tatra trucks.
(Sources: Army Recognition; News18)