The French ACMAT Truck Family

About The French ACMAT Truck Family Manufacturer

(Ateliers de Construction Mécanique de L’Atlantique, also known as ALM-ACMAT), is a French producer of 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.

The ACMAT company built their vehicles based on standardisation, commonality of parts and components, and on interchangeability; parts are interchangeable with vehicles built 30 years ago.

Parts commonality includes cabs, structural components, engines and drive trains. ACMAT uses many of the same parts for all of its line of vehicles.

The French ACMAT Truck Family

The French ACMAT Truck Family –


Airtransportable Véhicule Tactique Léger, A new pickup truck from ACMAT. Comes in a single or crew cab.


VLRA TPK 4.25 Pamela carrying the Mistral Surface-to-Air Missile systemVLRA,(Véhicules de liaison, de reconnaissance et d’appui) – for reconnaissance, escort and support variant. Available in 4×4 and 6×6 versions.


VLRB (Véhicule de Liaison et de Reconnaissance Blindé) – The TCM 420 BL 6 is powered by a four cylinder Cummins turbo-diesel Euro 3 which has 167 horsepower (125 kW) at 2,500 rpm. It has a five speed automatic transmission and a two speed transfer case. One can be carried in a C-160 Transall and two can be carried in a C-130 Hercules. The armoured verion can be armed with a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun, or a 20 mm or 30 mm automatic cannon.


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

The French ACMAT Truck Family Variants

ACMAT offers over 70 variants including the following: command car, commando vehicle, police vehicles, personnel carriers, cargo carriers, ambulances, mortar carrier, weapons carriers, communications vehicles, cross country bus, wireless vehicle, workshops vehicles, vehicles with cranes, fire fighting vehicles, fluid carriers(water and/or POL), Semi-trucks, multiple rocket launcher carriers, dump trucks and more.