Development of the Tatra 813 by the Czechoslovakian manufacturer.
1968: Production started.
1982: Production stopped, replaced by the T815.
The truck has a back-bone chassis,
the drive-line passing bown the centre of the back-bone.
Swing axles are hinged off the back-bone -
just like the smaller Pinzgauer.
Military versions have a central tyre inflation system and a 20-ton winch.
A dozer blade can be fitted to the front -
T813, B. Curtis, Stu Smith
- Tatra 813 8×8
drop-side truck, 1+6-seats, 4-doors
- Loa 8.75m, width 2.5m, height 2.7m (cab)
- Wheelbase 1.65m + 2.2m + 1.45m, track 2.03m, grnd clearance 0.4m
- Weight 14,000kg (unladen), GVM 22,000kg, towing to 100,000kg (braked!)
- Tatra T930 air-cooled, 17.64L, diesel, V12
- Power 250hp at 2000rpm, torque 709ft-lb at 1200rpm
- (later T813-12 19L 310hp multi-fuel engine)
- Transmission (5 fwd + rev manual) x (2 overdrive) x (2 transfer case),
hub reduction gearing 5.75:1 overall axle gear ratio
- Top speed 80km/h (50mph)
- Suspension indepdent by swing axles, air brakes
- Tyres 15×21 CTIS, fuel-tank 520L
- Winch 20,000kg, 354ft of 7/8" steel cable, forward or rearward winching
- electrical system 24V
Variants include a pontoon bridge launcher,
scissor-bridge layer, dump truck, crane and a prime mover.
The chassis was used for the M1972 multiple rocket launcher.
There are 6×6 and 4×4 versions.
T815 8×8, c1982 . . .
- Tatra T815
- Crew cab + sleeper, truck with drop-side tray, 6 seats, 4 doors
- Loa 10.36m (34'), width 2.5m (8' 3")
- Grnd clearance 0.4m (16")
- Weight 15,000kg (34,000lbs) (unladen),
max load 15,000kg (34,000lbs)
- Multi-fuel V12 air-cooled engine
- Transmission 5 speed gearbox with 2-speed transfer case
- Suspension independent by swinging-arms & leaf springs.
- Max speed 80kph (52mph)
- Tatra T815 8×8 2-door version - loa 9.36m (30' 8")
- Also a 6×6 version