Tumosan Advances Indigenous Powerpack Development

Turkey's Tumosan is developing and testing new diesel engine and automatic transmission systems such as the ALP Lightweight Tracked Vehicle Powerpack (LTVP) using internal research and development funding. The ALP has been trialled aboard the FNSS Savunma Sistemleri Armoured Combat Vehicle 15 (ACV 15). Large numbers of these vehicles are in service...

Turkey's Tumosan is developing and testing new diesel engine and automatic transmission systems such as the ALP Lightweight Tracked Vehicle Powerpack (LTVP) using internal research and development funding.

The ALP has been trialled aboard the FNSS Savunma Sistemleri Armoured Combat Vehicle 15 (ACV 15). Large numbers of these vehicles are in service with the Turkish Land Forces Command (TLFC) and designated the Turkish Infantry Fighting Vehicles (TIFVs).

The Tumosan ALP Lightweight Tracked Vehicle Powerpack develops 360hp and has been designed for installation in tracked armoured fighting vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of up to 18 tonnes. It is shown here being installed in an ACV-15. (Tumosan)
The Tumosan ALP Lightweight Tracked Vehicle Powerpack develops 360hp and has been designed for installation in tracked armoured fighting vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of up to 18 tonnes. It is shown here being installed in an ACV-15. (Tumosan)

Tumosan notes that the ALP LTVP could also be installed on BAE Systems' M113 series of tracked armoured personnel carriers (APCs). M113 variants are still used by many countries, with the M113A3 powered by the ageing 275hp Detroit Diesel 6V-53T diesel coupled to the X200-4 cross drive transmission.

Source: www.janes.com