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
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)
  Unladen Weight
 Angles Approach 
 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?
  Speed Limited to
 2200 rpm
  Ignition Type
  Lubrication Wet Sump
  Engine Cooling
 Fuel System
 Type Lift Pump
  Pump Manufacturer
  Air Cleaner
 Burgess Oil Bath
  Fuel Capacity
218 litres (48 Gal)
 Gearbox Manufacturer 
  Type 6 Speed and Reverse
  Ratios  1st
Electrical Generator
 Manufacturer 28v 90amp
Batteries Capacity 24v 100 amp/hr
 To FVRDE Spec 2051, App D1, Sched A
Clutch Manufacturer 
  Type  Single Dry Plate
Propeller Shafts
 Manufacturer  Hardy Spicer
Transfer Box
  Type 2 Speed
  Transfer Box Ratios
 1:1 and 1.87:1
Axles Manufacturer 
 Type  Driven Front and Rear
  Ratios - Top
  Ratios - Bottom
  Quantity Four
  Differential Locks
Inter Axial 
 Semi Elliptic
 Shock Absorbers Manufacturer


  Front Hydraulic Type
 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
  Warning Device - Tractor
 Pressure Gauge and Buzzer
  Warning Device - Trailer
 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?
  Compressor Capacity (Psi)
Towing Attachments FrontHook
  Drive Mechanical
 Rope Length

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

15000kg on bottom layer

30000kg with hydraulic spade lowered 

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