A model of IDF's tactical truck. This truck is fully operational today over at the Israeli Defense Forces.
When I started looking for a model to build I wanted to build something the IDF uses, because I saw many other builders building vehicles their own countries use, so I wanted too ;). So I looked around a bit and found many old and rusty truck and the ATC 6x6- a new released tactical truck. When I looked into details I saw that the ATC company is based on Tatra, I found it funny building another tatra. But yet again I redesigned the mechanisms of the gearbox and some of the hubs and it performed great.
As for the truck itself, from this experience I learned that the 6x6 transmission with 2 back axles and one front acts better than 2 front axles and one back. Also I think I managed to distribute the weight of the truck better over the axles. Because the cab and the steering motor were still too heavy for the front axle I had to put 2 shock absorbers for every wheel.
So what do this truck has after all:
- 6x6 Transmission (With 2 batteryboxes and 2 XL motors)
- 2 Speeds Gearbox
- Full Independent Suspension
- Front Headlights and License Plate