FV 11044 Truck, Recovery, Medium, 6x6 AEC Mk 3
Written by Pete Pikey   
Saturday, 05 January 2008

This page details the Characteristics of the FV 11044 Truck, Recovery, Medium, 6x6 AEC Mk 3 (Swampy). A highly capable recovery platform, the AEC is forward control or cab over engine, providing excellent forward visibility when operating cross country. The vehicle was designed to provide recovery lift for casualties up to 10000kg. The crane is a hydraulically operated Coles, the maximum capacity for which is only reached in conjunction with outriggers.


   
 Manufacturer ChassisAEC
  Body Thornycroft (Basingstoke)
   
 FV Number
Whole Equipment
 FV11044
 
Chassis FV
  Body  FV
   
 Dimensions Length 8.23m (324")
  Height 3.1m (122")
  Width 2.502m (98.5")
  Wheelbase 3.924m (154.5")
  Track - Front
 2m (78.75")
  Track - Rear
 1.99 (78.5")
  Deck Length
 
  Deck Width
 
  Deck Height
 
   
 Weights GVW 21019kg (46340lb)
  FAW 
  RAW 
  Unladen Weight
 
   
 Angles Approach 
  Departure 
  Breakover 
   
 Performance Speed78km/h
  Range483km (300 miles)
  Side Slope
 
  Gradient >50% (>1in2)
  Stop /Restart Solo >50% (>1in2)
  Stop/Restart Towing
 
  Turning Circle  23.77m (77ft)
  Verticle Step
 
  Gross Power/Weight Ratio
 7.75kW/t (10.4bhp/t)
  Max Tractive Effort Low Gear
 6864 N/t (1543lbf/t)
   
  Max Trailer Weight - Braked
 
  Max Trailer Weight - Unbraked 
   
 Engine ManufacturerAEC
  TypeAEC AV 760 Diesel
  Displacement12.47 litres
  Gross Power
168.5 kW (226 bhp) @ 2200rpm
  Nett Torque
 2469Nm (555lbf/t) @ 1500 rpm
  Speed Limiter?
 Yes
  Speed Limited to
 2200 rpm
  Ignition Type
 Compression
  Lubrication Wet Sump
  Engine Cooling
 Pressurised
   
   
 Fuel System
 Type Lift Pump
  Pump Manufacturer
 
  Air Cleaner
 Burgess Oil Bath
  FuelDiesel
  Fuel Capacity
218 litres (48 Gal)
   
 Gearbox Manufacturer 
  Type 6 Speed and Reverse
   
  Ratios  1st
   2nd
   3rd
   4th
   5th
   6th
   
Electrical Generator
 Manufacturer 28v 90amp
  Capacity 
   
Batteries Capacity 24v 100 amp/hr
   
Suppression
 To FVRDE Spec 2051, App D1, Sched A
 
   
Clutch Manufacturer 
  Type  Single Dry Plate
   
Propeller Shafts
 Manufacturer  Hardy Spicer
   
   
Transfer Box
 Manufacturer 
  Type 2 Speed
  Transfer Box Ratios
 1:1 and 1.87:1
   
Axles Manufacturer 
 Type  Driven Front and Rear
  Ratios - Top
 6.795:1
  Ratios - Bottom
 121.1:1
   
 DifferentialsManufacturer
 
  Quantity Four
 Front
 
 Centre
 
 Rear
 
  Differential Locks
Inter Axial 
   
 SuspensionFront
 Semi-Elliptic
 Centre
 Semi-Elliptic
 Rear
 Semi Elliptic
   
   
 Shock Absorbers Manufacturer

 

  Front Hydraulic Type
 Centre
 
  Rear 
   
Brakes
Manufacturer
 
 Actuation - Service Air pressure on all wheels
  Actuation - Secondary and Hill Holder
 Air Pressure on Tractor Front and 3rd Axles
 Actuation - Parking Mechanical, air assist, rear wheels only
  Actuation - Trailer
 3 Line Air Pressure
 Front
 
 Centre 
 Rear
 
 Hand
 
  Trailer  
  Warning Device - Tractor
 Pressure Gauge and Buzzer
  Warning Device - Trailer
 
   
 SteeringManufacturer
 
 Type Hydraulic Power Assist, Worm and Nut Type
   
 Wheels Manufacturer 
  Type 4 Piece
   
Tyres Manufacturer 
  Dimensions 16.00 x 20 cross country
 Type (Radial/Cross ply)
 
  Accessories  Front Chains, rear over tracks
  Onboard Tyre Compressor?
 Yes
  Compressor Capacity (Psi)
 
   
Towing Attachments FrontHook
  RearHook
   
WinchManufacturer
 
 Type  
  Drive Mechanical
 Rope Length
 
 Capacity

12300kg continuous line pull for full effective length of winch rope

15000kg on bottom layer

30000kg with hydraulic spade lowered 

   
Crane
Manufacturer
Coles
 Type Hydraulically Driven, Rope, Boom
 Reach 3.124 - 5.563m
 Capacity2600kg@max extension
  Slew240' 
  Maximum Hook Height
 6.706m (264")
  Max Lift of Hoist Cable
3.048m (120") 
  Maximum Luff
 48'
  Lift and Slew
1400kg at 5.563m (W/out Outriggers)
   2600kg at 5.563m (with Outriggers)
   
 Capacities Engine Oil
 
  Gearbox Oil
 
  Transfer Box Oil
 
  Fuel 
  Coolant 
  Screenwash 
   
 Support Publication:
 EMER 
   
   
   
Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 January 2008 )