China Shipbuilding and Trading Type 84A

     Notes:  This vehicle is a vehicle-launched bridge mounted on a Chinese version of the KrAZ-255B 8x8 truck.  The Type 84A has no relation to the Type 84 AVLB mentioned in Chinese Tracked Engineer Vehicles.  The PLA is the sole user, and they are produced on a need to have basis.  The Type 84A is a very close copy of the Russian TMM truck-mounted bridge, but has a modicum of armor plate. The truck itself is a modified version of the Russian KrAZ-255B, produced by license in China in this modified form.  The vehicle has not been exported.

     The bridge is 26 meters long and able to bear a vehicle weighing 50 tons, or 13 tons on its inner trackway. It is MLC 50, but is crossable only by wheeled vehicles at that weight limit; tracked vehicles are limited to MLC 30. Laying time is 5 minutes, and recovering time is 6 minutes.  The bridge itself weighs 16 tons.  The bridge is a scissors-type, it is primarily used in light motorized divisions. Laying and loading are done automatically from the forward control cab; such laying and loading must be done from the rear of the vehicle. Up to four Type 84A bridges may be connected together in overlapping fashion, and able to cross a 100-meter gap when used in this fashion, and takes struts and stabilizers to be placed.  Setting up such a four-bridge section takes as much as an hour.

     The truck base chassis has a YaMZ M206B water-cooled diesel developing 205 horsepower.  The transmission is manual with five forward gears and two to the reverse. The truck lowers stabilizers at the front and rear of the four rear wheels when laying a bridge. 

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$593,405

D, A

750 kg

20 tons

4

15

Headlights

Open

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

105/53

29/14

450

55

CiH

W(4)

TF4  TS4  TR4  HF2  HS2  HR2