We have been reporting about the vehicles showcased at the Defence Expo 2012 held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. We will be talking about the Renault Sherpa Light Military Truck after having reported to you with details on the products of Mahindra and Tata showcased at the Defexpo.
The Sherpa range of Light vehicles are designed keeping in mind the transportation of infantry, paratroopers & other security personnel and can deal with a variety of terrain. Powering the Sherpa is a MD5 diesel engine generating 292 PS of power. The motor is mated to an automatic transmission and a 4×4 system. The vehicle has creature comforts like air con, power steering and retractable electric winches in front and rear. The Sherpa range of vehicles is also equipped with run flat tyres and central tyre inflation system with anti lock braking.
Sherpa Light Scout has a velocity max of 110 kmph. The Sherpa can transport up to five soldiers along with sporting a roof mounted weapon system. Sherpa Station wagon is designed to transport up to 6 soldiers and Sherpa Armored Personnel Carrier can transport as many as 10 soldiers.