FV3561 Trailer, Dummy Axle, Recovery, 10 - 30 Tonnes
Written by Pete Pikey   
Saturday, 05 January 2008

This page details the Characteristics of FV3561 Trailer, Dummy Axle, Recovery, 10 - 30 Tonnes and is designed to facilitate the evacuation of casualties up to 30 tonnes, freeing dedicated Recovery assets for specialist tasks.

A small diesel engine drives the hydraulic winch used to organise the casualty into position. Its capacity is 10400kg. A small hand winch helps the operator place the towing A frame for connection to the casualty. 


"The vehicle has a single unsprung axle fitted with twin wheels and tyres. The casualty is lifted by a jib pivoted on the axle, with a winch 4 fall reeving, and a lifting beam. The casualty is further located by an A Frame which incorporates a pivoting towing eye with automatic catch to facilitate coupling to the casualty. An integral hydraulic system is fitted, powered by a four stroke diesel engine, which operates the winch, moves the jib between lifting and travelling positions, and raises and lowers the dolly wheels. A hand winch is fitted for positioning the A Frame and towing beam."

British Military Vehicles 1971. 

 Manufacturer ChassisRubery Owen
  Body Thornycroft
 FV Number
Whole Equipment
Chassis FV
  Body  FV
 Dimensions Length3.581m (141")
  Height3.302m (130")
  Width2.388m (94")
  Wheelbase3.099m (122") (axle to towing eye)
  Track - Front
  Track - Rear
  Deck Length
  Deck Width
  Deck Height
 Weights GVW13.37 tonnes (29568lb)
  Unladen Weight
 3.25 tonnes (7168lb)
 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 Manufacturer 
  Gross Power
  Nett Torque
  Speed Limiter?
  Speed Limited to
  Ignition Type
  Engine Cooling
 Fuel System
  Pump Manufacturer
  Air Cleaner
  Fuel Capacity
 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
 2 Line air pressure
  Warning Device - Tractor
  Warning Device - Trailer
 Wheels Manufacturer 
  Type B8.00x15, 3 piece
Tyres Manufacturer 
  Dimensions 10.00 x 15 14 ply rating
 Type (Radial/Cross ply)
  Onboard Tyre Compressor?
 No, by air line from tractor
  Compressor Capacity (Psi)
Towing Attachments Front Nato EYE
 Max rope pull/speed
 Rope Length 
Recovery Hoist
 Type 4 Fall Reeving
  SlewNot Available
  Maximum Hook Height
  Maximum Lift 
  Max Lift of Hoist Cable
  Maximum Luff
  Lift and Slew
 Capacities Engine Oil
  Gearbox Oil
  Transfer Box Oil
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Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 January 2008 )