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Six-wheel drive

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Six-wheel drive (6WD or 6×6) is an all-wheel drive drivetrain configuration of three axles with at least two wheels on each axle capable of being driven simultaneously by the vehicle's engine. [1]

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ACMAT (Ateliers de Construction Mécanique de L'Atlantique, also known as ALM-ACMAT), (since 22 May 2006, ACMAT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renault Trucks) is a French producer of cross-country and tactical military vehicles since 1958.

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All-terrain vehicle

An all-terrain vehicle (ATV), also known as a quad, quad bike, three-wheeler, four-wheeler or quadricycle as defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a vehicle that travels on low-pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, along with handlebars for steering control.

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All-wheel drive

An all-wheel drive vehicle (AWD vehicle) is one with a powertrain capable of providing power to all its wheels, whether full-time or on-demand.

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Alvis Saladin

The FV601 Saladin is a six-wheeled armoured car developed by Crossley Motors and later manufactured by Alvis.

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Alvis Salamander

The Alvis Salamander is a 6X6 Airport Crash Tender with off-road capabilities, developed in 1956.

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Alvis Saracen

The FV603 Saracen is a six-wheeled armoured personnel carrier built by Alvis and used by the British Army.

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Alvis Stalwart

The Stalwart, formally classified by the British Army as Truck, High Mobility Load Carrier (HMLC), 5 Ton, 6 x 6, Alvis/Stalwart and informally known by servicemen as the Stolly, is a highly mobile amphibious military truck built by Alvis that served with the British Army from 1966 until 1992.

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Artillery tractor

An artillery tractor, also referred to as a gun tractor, is a specialized heavy-duty form of tractor unit used to tow artillery pieces of varying weights and calibres.

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Ashok Leyland FAT 6×6

The Ashok Leyland FAT 6×6 is an all-terrain military truck developed and produced by Indian automobile manufacturer Ashok Leyland.

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Astra (company)

Astra (Anonima Sarda TRAsporti) Veicoli Industriali S.p.A. is an Italian company which produces trucks, heavy transport vehicles and military vehicles.

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Australian Army

The Australian Army is Australia's military land force.

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Ballast tractor

A ballast tractor is a specially weighted tractor unit of a heavy hauler combination.

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Concept car

A concept car (also known for as concept vehicle, show vehicle or prototype) is a car made to showcase new styling and/or new technology.

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Dodge T-Rex

The Dodge T-Rex is a Ram-based concept vehicle produced by Dodge in 1997 with three axles and six-wheel drive.

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Driveline windup

Driveline windup is also known as "axle binding" or "driveline binding".

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The drivetrain of a motor vehicle is the group of components that deliver power to the driving wheels.

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Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles

The Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) is a series of vehicles, based on a common chassis, that vary by payload and mission requirements.

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FAP 2026

FAP 2026 is a general purpose off-road lorry made by Serbian vehicle manufacturer Fabrika automobila Priboj (FAP).

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Ford Seattle-ite XXI

The Ford Seattle-ite XXI was a 3/8 scale concept car designed by Alex Tremulis and displayed on 20 April 1962 on the Ford stand at the Seattle World's Fair.

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Four-wheel drive

Four-wheel drive, also called 4×4 ("four by four") or 4WD, refers to a two-axled vehicle drivetrain capable of providing torque to all of its wheels simultaneously.

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Freightliner Business Class M2

The Freightliner Business Class M2 is a model range of medium-duty trucks produced by Freightliner.

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GMC CCKW 2½-ton 6x6 truck

The GMC CCKW also known as "Jimmy" was a 2½-ton 6x6 U.S. Army cargo truck that saw heavy service in both World War II and the Korean War.

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An H-drive drivetrain is a system used for heavy off-road vehicles with 6×6 or 8×8 drive to supply power to each wheel station.

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Hayes Manufacturing Company

The Hayes Manufacturing Company Limited was a Vancouver-based Canadian manufacturer of heavy trucks known for their durability and a revolving bunk system.

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Heavy hauler

A heavy hauler is a very large transporter for moving oversize loads too large for road travel without an escort and special permit.

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KAMAZ (Kama Automobile Plant) is a Russian brand of trucks and engines manufacturer located in Naberezhnye Chelny, Russian Federation.

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The KrAZ-255 is an off-road truck 6x6 for extreme operations.

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Land Rover Defender

The Land Rover Defender (initially called the Land Rover Ninety and Land Rover One Ten) is a British four-wheel drive off-road vehicle developed in the 1980s from the original Land Rover Series which was launched at the Amsterdam Motor Show in April 1948.

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Land Rover Perentie

The Land Rover Perentie is a nickname for the Land Rover 110 produced by JRA Limited for the Australian Army, and part manufactured and assembled in Moorebank, New South Wales, during the 1980s and 1990s.

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M123 and M125 10-ton 6x6 trucks

The Mack M123 (G792) was a 10-ton 6x6 semi-tractor introduced in 1955; the Mack M125 was a heavy cargo truck version of the M123.

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M25 Tank Transporter

The M25 Tank Transporter (G160) was a combination 6x6 M26 armored heavy tank transporter/tank recovery tractor and companion 40-ton M15 trailer introduced into US Army service in Europe in 1944–45.

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M35 series 2½-ton 6x6 cargo truck

The M35 2½-ton cargo truck is a long-lived 2½-ton 6x6 cargo truck initially used by the United States Army and subsequently utilized by many nations around the world.

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M939 series 5-ton 6x6 truck

The M939 Truck is a 5-ton 6×6 U.S. military heavy truck.

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Mack NO 7½-ton 6x6 truck

The Mack NO 7 1/2 ton 6x6 truck was a heavy 6x6 cargo truck designed in the 1940s by the American manufacturer Mack Trucks.

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MAN LX and FX ranges of tactical trucks

The LX and FX are ranges of purpose-designed tactical military trucks manufactured by what is now Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV).

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The SX is a family of high-mobility off-road tactical trucks now manufactured by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV).

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Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement

The Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) is a series of vehicles, based on a common chassis that vary by payload and mission requirements.

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Mercedes-Benz Actros

The Mercedes-Benz Actros is a heavy duty truck introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 1995.

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Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class, sometimes called G-Wagen (short for Geländewagen, "cross country vehicle"), is a mid-size four-wheel drive luxury SUV manufactured by Magna Steyr (formerly Steyr-Daimler-Puch) in Austria and sold by Mercedes-Benz.

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Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 is an SUT manufactured by Mercedes-Benz.

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Mercedes-Benz Zetros

The Mercedes-Benz Zetros is an off-road truck for extreme operations.

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Off-roading is the activity of driving or riding a vehicle on unsurfaced roads or tracks, made of materials such as sand, gravel, riverbeds, mud, snow, rocks, and other natural terrain.

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PACCAR Inc is an American Fortune 500 company and counts among the largest manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles in the world.

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Pacific Trucks

Pacific Truck & Trailer Limited was a Vancouver-based Canadian manufacturer of heavy trucks famed for their durability.

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Pinzgauer High-Mobility All-Terrain Vehicle

The Pinzgauer is a family of high-mobility all-terrain 4WD (4×4) and 6WD (6×6) military utility vehicles.

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Polaris Industries

Polaris Industries is an American manufacturer of snowmobiles, ATV, and neighborhood electric vehicles.

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Renault TRM 10000

The Renault TRM 10000 is a truck used by the French armed forces since 1987.

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RMMV HX range of tactical trucks

The HX family are a range of purpose-designed tactical military trucks manufactured by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV). The HX range was disclosed in 2003, and the first order was placed in 2004. The HX range replaced the earlier FX and LX ranges in production. The HX2 range, which currently complements the original HX range, was announced in 2012. The first HX2 range trucks were delivered in April 2016. The HX and HX2 ranges complement the SX range.

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Side by Side (UTV)

The side-by-side (often written as SxS) is a small 2- to 6-person four-wheel drive off-road vehicle, also called UTV (utility vehicle or utility task vehicle), a ROV (recreational off-highway vehicle), or a MOHUV (multipurpose off-highway utility vehicle).

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Sisu SA-240

Sisu SA-240 is a heavy off-road lorry made by the Finnish heavy vehicle manufacturer Oy Sisu-Auto Ab from 1984 until 1991.

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Star 266

Star 266 is a Polish 6x6 truck designed for transport of cargo and personnel.

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The SU-85 (Samohodnaya ustanovka 85) was a Soviet self-propelled gun used during World War II, based on the chassis of the T-34 medium tank.

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Tank transporter

A tank transporter is a combination of a heavy tractor unit and mating semi-trailer, typically a Lowboy (trailer), used for transporting tanks.

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Tatra 815

Tatra T815 is a truck family, produced by Czech company Tatra.

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The Tatrapan is an 6x6 special military vehicle produced by the Slovak defence industry company VYVOJ Martin Developed for various utilization by Slovak armed forces as well as export purposes.

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A testbed (also spelled test bed) is a platform for conducting rigorous, transparent, and replicable testing of scientific theories, computational tools, and new technologies.

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Tractor unit

A tractor unit (prime mover or traction unit) is a characteristically heavy-duty towing engine that provides motive power for hauling a towed or trailered load.

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Tyrrell P34

The Tyrrell P34 (Project 34), commonly known as the "six-wheeler", was a Formula One (F1) race car designed by Derek Gardner, Tyrrell's chief designer.

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United States Army

The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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The Ural-4320 is a general purpose off-road 6x6 vehicle, produced at the Ural Automotive Plant in Miass, Russia for use in the Russian army.

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Vehicle armour

Military vehicles are commonly armoured (or armored; see spelling differences) to withstand the impact of shrapnel, bullets, missiles or shells, protecting the personnel inside from enemy fire.

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Western Star Trucks

Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., commonly designated Western Star, is an American truck manufacturer headquartered in Portland, Oregon, United States and a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, in turn a wholly owned subsidiary of the German Daimler AG.

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The ZIL-131 is a general purpose 3.5 tons 6x6 army truck designed in the Soviet Union by ZIL.

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6×4 (drivetrain)

A 6×4 drivetrain (six-by-four) is a vehicle with a drivetrain of three axles delivering power to two wheel ends on two of them.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-wheel_drive

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