Friday, February 19, 2010

Al monjed recovery vehicle made in Jordan

Cost-effective re-use of surplus-to-requirement Main Battle Tank Monjed is a converted recovery vehicle based on the chassis of the decommissioned American battle tank M60A1. The goal was to inexpensively produce a modern recovery vehicle to comply with modernization requirements of armored vehicles.

KADDB Collaborative Project Monjed is an innovative vehicle benefiting from excellent mobility and battle worthiness. It is operated by a crew of three and can carry an additional passenger

Monjed can be used both for recovery and repair of main battle tanks in the field. The vehicle carries a range of repair equipment, including a crane, cutting equipment and air tools. It also has stowage for spare parts and can carry a spare power pack or other major assemblies.

The hydraulically-driven main drum winch has a maximum single line pull of 400 KN ( 41 tons ) at 13 m/min.

Monjed has a multi-purpose blade, which can operate as an earth anchor. The blade withstands a double-revved main winch pull on the casualty of up to (80 tons).

The hydraulically-operated crane is capable of lifting up to (6 tons) power pack. The hydraulics are self contained and powered by the power take-off from the main engine as main system or by the APU as an auxiliary system, this means that the vehicle can change its own power Pack.

Monjed will tow vehicles of up to 60 tons in weight at speeds of up to 30 km/h. Stability is maintained when retarding its load and when towing at low speed.

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