The Finnish Army have operated several hundred of Russian artillery gun systems for decades. They vary in calibre (122mm – 155mm) and as such can weight up to 13 tonnes, so require not only a robust off-road utility truck to tow them, but that can also carry the ammunition needed to match these guns varying rates of fire (up to 8 rounds per min).
Sisu is a well established Finnish manufacturer of trucks and AFV’s. In 1978 they started the development of the SA-150 to meet the above requirements. The first prototypes of this 4×4 vehicle were completed in 1980, with production commencing in the same year.
The rear section can accommodate 6.4 tonne of supplies (such as ammunition) or can transport up to 26 troops on removable benches. The cab accommodates the driver and two troops.
The Finnish Sisu SA-150 4×4 Truck Spec’s
Weight 7.6 tonne
Maximum load 6.4 tonne
Engine 204hp Valmet 611 CBA diesel
Maximum road speed 100 km/h
Range 800 km