The French ACMAT VLA range of military trucks

The French ACMAT VLA range of military trucks

ACMAT (Ateliers de Construction Mécanique de L’Atlantique, also known as ALM-ACMAT), is a French producer of 4×4 & 6×6 cross-country and tactical military vehicles since 1958. Known for their reliability, simplicity, ruggedness and their 80% (over 3,500) commonality of parts across the entire product line, these vehicles were originally targeted at African and Asian countries who could not afford more expensive vehicles.

As of 22 May 2006, ACMAT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renault Defence Trucks.

The French ACMAT VLA range of military trucks (Véhicules de liaison, de reconnaissance et d’appui) – reconnaissance, escort and support variant. Available in 4×4 and 6×6 versions.

The French ACMAT VLA range of military trucks 4×4 Versions

Short Chassis: 3.3 m, 3.6m, and 3.9 m; 1,500 kg to 2,500 kg
Long chassis: 4.2 m and 4.3 m; 2,500 kg to 3,500 kg
TPK 4.15 SM3 – 12 man transport
TPK 4.15 STL – General purpose transport
TPK 4.15 FSP – Long Range Patrol Vehicle
TPK 4.15 LRM – Multiple rocket launcher carrier
TPK 4.15 ASPIC – Weapons carrier
TPK 4.15 PACF – Weapons carrier
TTK 4.20 BL – the armoured variant
TPK 4.20 SC – 2500-litre tanker version
TPK 4.20 PCR – Radio Command Post
TPK 4.20 SL7 – Light recovery duty vehicle
TPK 4.20 SM2 – Troop Carrier
TPK 4.20 SAM – Ambulance
TPK 4.20 SM3 – 2.5t “gunship” truck
TPK 4.20 VCT – Command and transmission vehicle
TPK 4.20 VPL2 – Scout car
TPK 4.20M ALM – cargo
TPK 4.25 SAm – Ambulance
TPK 4.30 BUS – 28 passenger bus (short chassis) or 34 passenger (long chassis)
also available in a command vehicle conversion.
TPK 4.30 SAM – Workshop
TPK 4.35 SCM – Mechanical handling vehicle
TPK 4.35 SM – Troop carrier
TPK 4.35 SM2 – Truck
TPK 4.35 VPC – Convoy protection vehicle/weapons carrier

The French ACMAT VLA range of military trucks 6×6 vehicles

TPK 6.35 TSR – Semi-truck, 8t to 10t trailer towing capacity
TPK 6.40 SB – 6000 kg tipper/dump truck
TPK 6.40 SC – 4000-litre bowser/tanker
TPK 6.40 SG – Tar spreader
TPK 6.40 SH – Shelter carrier
TPK 6.40 SM2 – 6×6 troop carrier
TPK 6.40 SM3 – with 105mm towed howitzer
TPK 6.40 SWT – Recovery vehicle
TPK 6.50 BL – The armoured variant available as an APC or armoured crew cab/cargo vehicle.
TPK 6.50 SH – Shelter carrier
TPK 6.60 SH – Shelter carrier
VCT (Véhicule de Commandement et de Transmissions)

The French ACMAT VLA range of military trucks VLA

The VLA (Véhicules logistiques de l’avant) is a cab-over design, available in 4×4, 6×6, 8×8, with a carrying capacity of 4,000 kg to 8,000 kg. It is primarily designed to carry pallets. As of 2010 the VLA is no longer offered by ACMAT.

WPK 4.40 SH/STL 4×4 4ton, shelter/pallet
WPK 6.65 SH/STL 6×6 up to 15-foot (4.6 m) Container/pallet system “Hunter”
WPK 6.65 APL up to 20-foot (6.1 m) containers/pallets
WPK 8.75 SH 8×8 up to 20-foot (6.1 m) containers

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