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International Defence Industry Exhibition
1 - 4 September 2014
Szczesniak LST at MSPO 2014
|Monday, September 01, 2014 11:11 PM|
|Polish Company Szczesniak unveils its new LST Light Off-Road Vehicle at MSPO 2014.|
The Polish Company Szczesniak unveils the LST Light off-road tactical vehicle at MSPO 2014, the International Defense Equipment Exhibition in Kielce, Poland. Light Of-Road Vehicle LST is an example of a new generation special vehicle. The vehicle was designed and built as a response to market demand by specialists of our Company in cooperation with the Military Institute of Armour and Automotive and Military University of Technology.
Szczesniak Light Off-Road Vehicle LST at MSPO 2014, International Defense Industry equipment exhibition in Kielce, Poland.
The concept of Light Terrain Vehicle is to provide excellent drivability characteristics, high capacity and modularity in rough terrain and enabling further vehicle`s construction development. LST vehicle based on the 4x4 chassis, with dimensions of Land Rover Defender 110 is designed to transport of persons.
In the construction of LST has been limited usage of complex mechanical and electronic systems, so that the vehicle works where typical commercial vehicles fail. The vehicle is suitable to work in all conditions, trouble-free operation, corrosion resistant and suitable for driving in extreme temperatures (from -30°C to +50°C) and the dusted environment. The LST vehicle is equipped with gearbox reducer and diferentials, essential when driving off-road.
The strength and lightness of LST was obtained by selection of appropriate materials. Sheathing and load bearing structure of the vehicle are made of aluminum. The body is attached to the main frame by vibration absorbing rubber components.
The LST uses a special openwork frame box body, which led to increasing of vehicle capacity to nearly 1700kg. Reinforced frame profiles, provide adequate stiffness in bending and torsion, while ensuring a low total weight of the structure, so that it has obtained great ratio power to the weight of the vehicle. Good vehicle handling has been achieved, inter alias, thanks to the use of screw springs in suspension and front axle stabilizer.
Simplicity of the LST construction ensures ability to self-repair by the user, it is especially important when the actions are carried out away from the base service. The compactness of the modular structure characterizing the vehicle, enables its transportation by various means of transport, for example: train, boat, airplane or helicopter.