The Oshkosh Wheeled Tanker was developed for the British Army to transport fuel and water. 348 tankers were ordered in 2003 and deliveries completed by 2007. The actual tractor unit is the 6×6 Oshkosh MTVR which the USMC operates some 11,000 of. By choosing this tractor, The British Army knows it has a proven and reliable vehicle that provides an on- and off-road supply capabilities for the tanker.
The Oshkosh Wheeled Tanker was built at the company’s manufacturing operations in Llantrisant, South Wales.
The Oshkosh Wheeled Tanker Variants in service with the British Army
20,000 L (5,280 gal.) Close Support Tanker (CST)
18,000 L (4,755 gal.) Close Support Tanker for Water (CSTW)
15,000 L (3,960 gal.) Tactical Aircraft Refueller (TAR)
The Oshkosh Wheeled Tanker MTVR Tractor
TAK-4® independent suspension system
Transportable by C-130 aircraft
Parts and tools commonality simplifies training, increases interoperability and reduces spare parts storage
The Oshkosh Wheeled Tanker Service Life
The order was valued at approximately $250 million in 2003. It includes that Oshkosh maintain and support the vehicles through their 15-year service life including spare parts supply, major maintenance work, training, and supply of manuals and publications. By selecting Oshkosh, the British Army has access to a large supply of ready available cheaper spare parts for the vehicle, insuring maxium value for the troops.