French Army unveiled new fuel tanker truck CaRaPACE at military parade rehearsal Bastille Day 2013

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013 11:35 AM
 
French Army unveiled new fuel tanker truck CaRaPACE at military parade rehearsal Bastille Day 2013
During the rehearsal of military parade for the Bastille Day 2013, French Army has unveiled a new military fuel tanker truck, the CaRaPACE (Camion Ravitailleur Pétrolier de l’Avant à Capacité étendue). To reduce the vulnerability of its vehicles in overseas operations, the SEA (Fuel Services of French Army) has launched the acquisition of a deployable trucks equipped with armoured cabin and a self-protection weapon.
     
During the rehearsal of military parade for the Bastille Day 2013, French Army has unveiled a new military fuel tanker truck, the CaRaPACE (Camion Ravitailleur Pétrolier de l’Avant à Capacité étendue). To reduce the vulnerability of its vehicles in overseas operations, the SEA (Fuel Services of French Army) has launched the acquisition of a deployable trucks equipped with armoured cabin and a self-protection weapon.
The new French Army military fuel tanker truck CaRaPACE at military parade rehearsal for the Bastille Day 2013.
     

The first prototype of the vehicle was delivered to the Fuel Services of the French Army this 15 March 2013, which has received the name of CaRaPACE.

A long period of testing will be conducted by the French Army procurement agency (DGA) from April 2013 to September 2014. The various tests perform by the DGA will help to control the operation capabilities of this new military fuel tanker truck.

In Afghanistan, NATO has undergone several attacks of fuel tankers, for this reason, the French Army understood the need to strengthen the protection of his refueling vehicles with shielding and self-protection weapons.

The fuel tank is mounted on a trailer towed by a 8x8 Scania truck which is equipped with an armoured cabin to provide protection for the crew against firing of small arms and shell splinters.

The top of the crew cabin is equipped with a remote weapon station armed with a 12.7mm heavy machine gun. Firing tests with the new truck took place in March 2012.

     
During the rehearsal of military parade for the Bastille Day 2013, French Army has unveiled a new military fuel tanker truck, the CaRaPACE (Camion Ravitailleur Pétrolier de l’Avant à Capacité étendue). To reduce the vulnerability of its vehicles in overseas operations, the SEA (Fuel Services of French Army) has launched the acquisition of a deployable trucks equipped with armoured cabin and a self-protection weapon.
 

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