Samil 20 4×4
The SAMIL 20 4×4 is the ultimate, off-road, vehicle. With “diff locks” on the transfer box and both axles, a short wheelbase and a ground clearance of 460mm, the SAMIL 20 can go where other 4×4’s fear to tread.
Based on the Unimog chassis design, but with many locally-incorporated features, the SAMIL 20 is the base component of a large range of vehicles but the cargo vehicle has been produced in the largest numbers. This has a soft-topped forward control cab and a high cargo bed able to seat up to ten soldiers, but the main feature of the SAMIL 20 is its extreme toughness, provided to enable the vehicle to survive under harsh African conditions.
Numerous variants have been produced, the two presented here being the Patrol or Logistics Utility Vehicle and the Ambulance.
Van-bodied vehicles were used for everything from artillery fire control vehicles to ambulances and mobile workshops. The cargo area can also be used to carry containers and shelters. The SAMIL 20 has been replaced in production by the SAMIL 20 Mark 2 which is powered by an Atlantis Diesel Engine (ADE) 352N and which incorporates more components of local origin.
Ease and economy of maintenance
Exceptional Off-Road Ability
Type: Deutz F6L 913 Direct Injection
Power Rating: 193kW @ 2650rpm
Cylinders: 6128cc, 6 cylinders in-line
Torque: 383 @ 1600rpm
Type: ASTS S5-35
Gears: 5 Speed Synchro
Transfer Case: ZF Z65 2 Speed Permanent 4×4 with pneumatically operated diff lock
Springs: Semi-elliptical leaf spring
Shock Absorbers: hydraulic double-acting telescopic
Tyre Size: 14.5 x 20-12 ply multipurpose
Length (mm) 5338 mm
Width (mm) 2730 mm
Height (mm) 2438 mm
Tare Mass (kg) 4500 kg
Manufacturer’s GVM (kg): 7700 kg
Maximum Additional Payload (kg): 3200 kg
Fuel Tank Size: 200 L
Water Tank: 100 L
Top Speed kph: 100 kph
Sustained Road Speed: 80-90 kph
Range: 800 km on paved roads
Grade ability: 70%
Landmine Blasts: 7.5kg of TORPEX under any wheel or the hull, field repairable.
Ballistics: 7,62 x 39 mm ball and 7,62 x 51 mm NATO ball at 30m
Add-on protection: available against the effects of self-forming fragment mines (TMRP-6)
Optional Medical Equipment