BIDEC 2017: Cambli promotes its Thunder 2 Armored Tactical Truck
At BIDEC 2017, the first defence exhibition organized in Bahrein (16-18 October), Cambli demonstrates its Thunder 2 armoured tactical truck. Cambli Group is a family-owned business that has been involved in the design and manufacturing of armored trucks for more than 50 years.
The Thunder 2 is a new generation military and law enforcement vehicle offering high level of mobility and maximum protection against small arms and IEDs blast threats. This Vehicle has been sold to police units in Canada and one North African country.
The Thunder 2 is based on a Kenworth T370 4x4 chassis, with Cummins ISC 315hp turbocharged engine and an Allison 3000 RDS five-speed automatic transmission.
The hull of the Thunder 2 provides a ballistic protection B7 level , firing of small arms 7.62mm using armour piercing bullets. Two large bulletproof windows are fitted on the front and either side of the hull offering wide angle of view for the driver and commander.
The Thunder 2 is divided in three main compartments with the driver and co-driver at the front, the commander and gunner in the middle and troops compartment at the rear with seven seats. Each side of the hull is also equipped with three small bulletproof window with firing port in the bottom.
The roof of the vehicle is fitted with a small turret that can rotate on 360° which can be used for a sniper or to be armed with a machine gun. There is also very interesting features of the vehicle, the bottom part of the chassis is equipped with a retractable hydraulic armour plates which can be deployed by driver to protect police officer or soldiers in case of fire under the vehicle or to evacuate wounded people under protection.
The Thunder 2 has been especially designed for the Middle East and Africa. It can be operated in extreme climatic conditions, the Thunder 2 was tried and tested in 60°C temperatures, the triple AC (Air Conditioning) system kept inside temperatures around 20°C.