FV Truck, Recovery, 6x6 Foden
Written by Pete Pikey   
Saturday, 05 January 2008

This page details the Characteristics of the FV Truck, Recovery, 6x6 Foden. Based on the Tractor, 6x6, Foden, Medium Mobility, FH70, a 6x6 forward control vehicle developed to tow the FH70 artillery piece. The resulting Recovery Vehicle is adored by crews and will be a hard act for the MAN SVR to follow. Its cab over engine design gives great forward visibility cross country. Its drive train hauls it through the deepest mud. It would be hard to improve, perhaps requiring only a Central Tyre Inflation system. 

The crane's maximum reach can only be achieved in conjunction with hydraulic outriggers.

The Rear Winch is supported by a pair of hydraulically lowered spades.

Top hamper is all EKA, its AK6500 EA 12. Winch is a Rotzler. 

 Manufacturer ChassisFoden
 FV Number
Whole Equipment
Chassis FV
  Body  FV
 Dimensions Length 9.055m
  Height3.55m (cab)
  Track - Front
  Track - Rear
  Deck Length
  Deck Width
  Deck Height
 Weights GVW25338kg
  Unladen Weight
 Angles Approach 
 Performance Speed 
  Side Slope
  Stop /Restart Solo 
  Stop/Restart Towing
  Turning Circle  
  Verticle Step
  Gross Power/Weight Ratio
  Max Tractive Effort Low Gear
  Max Trailer Weight - Braked
  Max Trailer Weight - Unbraked 
 Engine ManufacturerRolls Royce
  TypeRolls Royce Eagle 390 turbo
  Gross Power
300hp @ 1950rpm
  Nett Torque
  Speed Limiter?
  Speed Limited to
  Ignition Type
  Engine Cooling
 Fuel System
  Pump Manufacturer
  Air Cleaner
  Fuel Capacity
360  litres
 Gearbox Manufacturer 
  Ratios  1st
Electrical Generator
Batteries Capacity 
Clutch Manufacturer 
Propeller Shafts
Transfer Box
  Transfer Box Ratios
Axles Manufacturer 
  Ratios - Top
  Ratios - Bottom
 Differential Locks
 Shock Absorbers Manufacturer


 Actuation - Foot 
 Actuation - Hand  
 Actuation - Trailer
  Warning Device - Tractor
  Warning Device - Trailer
 Wheels Manufacturer 
Tyres Manufacturer 
 Type (Radial/Cross ply)
  Onboard Tyre Compressor?
  Compressor Capacity (Psi)
Towing Attachments Front 
 Max rope pull/speed
 Rope Length

Front -

Rear - 80m 


Front - Max  tonnes

Rear - Max  tonnes 

Recovery Hoist
 Capacity22 Tonne Max
  SlewNot Available
  Maximum Hook Height
  Maximum Lift 
  Max Lift of Hoist Cable
  Maximum Luff
  Lift and Slew
 Crane Manufacturer 
 Capacities Engine Oil
  Gearbox Oil
  Transfer Box Oil
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Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 January 2008 )