TA580/TAS5380

Summary

The TAIAN TA580/TAS5380 is a 20-ton 8x8 special heavy duty truck developed and built by Taian Special Vehicle Manufactory and used by the People's Liberation Army of the People's Republic of China as a transport/Transporter erector launcher.

TA580 / TAS5380
Chinese HQ-9 launcher.jpg
HQ-9 portable launcher during China's 60th anniversary parade in 2009.
Type8×8 heavy tactical truck
Place of origin China
Service history
Used byPeople's Liberation Army Ground Force
Production history
DesignerTaian Special Vehicle Company
ManufacturerTaian Special Vehicle Company
Specifications
Mass18 t (empty)
Length11m
Width3m
Height3m
Crew1+5

EngineDeutz turbocharged diesel
517 hp (386 kW)
Payload capacityrated at 20 tons
Operational
range
800 km (497 mi) loaded
Maximum speed 80 km/h (50 mph)

DescriptionEdit

The TA580/TAS5380 specializes in carrying ballistic missiles, large-caliber artillery rockets, radar equipment as well as other forms of military assets. Unlike the much larger Wanshan WS51200 and the WS21200, the TA580/TAS5380 cannot carry much larger intermediate-range ballistic missiles and intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Nevertheless, the TA580/TAS5380 has a maximum payload capacity of 20 tons, of which it primarily carries the HQ-9 air defense missile system.

The TA580/TAS5380 comes in two additional variants. The TA5382 accommodates an additional four passengers due to the presence of a double cab, as well as being able to mount the WM-80 and WM-120 artillery rocket system. The TA5501 is essentially a much larger variant with a 10x10 configuration, which offers better stability and mobility.

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  • TA5380 Truck
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