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Scania SBA 111

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Tactical truck

  • ORIGIN
    Sweden

  • NICKNAMES
    Tgb 30 / Terrängbil 30 (SBA 4x4 in Swedish service)
    Tgb 40 / Terrängbil 40 (SBAT 6x6 in Swedish service)
    Tgb 45 / Terrängbil 45 (improved SBAT 6x6 in Swedish service)

  • DESIGNED
    1966 - 1972

  • DESIGNER
    Scania

  • PRODUCTION
    1974 - 1990

  • PRODUCERS
    Sweden - Scania

  • QUANTITY
    Total production consist of 1.803 SBA and 1.608 SBAT trucks.

  • UNIT COST
    Average SEK 900.000 per vehicle in 1974

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Parts commonality between both models
    Good off road mobility

Introduction

The Scania SBA 111 is a series of Cold War era medium trucks of Swedish origin. They were developed in the late 1960's for a Swedish army requirement. The name SBA stands for Special Bulldog Allwheeldrive. The 6x6 SBAT model adds Tandem to the abbreviation. The 111 code stands for Generation 1, 11-liter engine.

Layout

The Scania SBA is a conventional military truck with a distinctive square forward control cab. The 4x4 and 6x6 models have a 90% parts commonality. This feature is a achieved by using the same diesel engine, albeit a turbocharged one on the 6x6 model. All models are fitted with a 8 t winch.

Cargo capacity

The 4x4 and 6x6 models have a respective cargo capacity of 4.5 t and 6 t. Both models are available in flatbed cargo model. Unlike most other Western and Soviet trucks they are not fitted with tarpaulin covers. There are special models with a crew cab and reduced cargo area for towing guns, their crew and some ammunition. In Swedish service it is used to tow the FH-77 howitzer and KARIN coastal artillery cannon. Specialist vehicles with Giraffe radar, snow blower and airport firefighting equipment have been produced.

Mobility

The SBA series is powered by an 11 liter diesel engine. This provides the 4x4 model with 202 hp and the 6x6 model with 296 hp. The engine is connected to a 6 speed gear box with ranges for road and off road use. The all wheel drive and large wheels allow for good off road mobility. On roads the maximum speed is 85 km/h.

Users

The main user of the SBA series is Sweden, which ordered over 2.700 vehicles. Some 660 vehicles were sold to India when they ordered the FH-77 howitzer. Furthermore various small batches of vehicles were sold to Finland, the Middle East and Asia. Nowadays the SBA series remains in service, but are starting to grow old.

Variants

SBA 111

The SBA 111 is the 4x4 model of the Scania SBA series. It is easily identified by its square cab and 4x4 configuration.

Variants based on 4x4 model:
- Flatbed cargo truck.
- Truck with crew cabin, flatbed and small 1.2 t hydraulic crane at rear.

TypeCargo truck
Crew1 + 2 (driver, 2 passengers)
Length6.75 m
Width2.48 m
Height2.9 m (cab)
Ground clearance0.42 m
Weight9.15 t empty, 13.7 t loaded
Ground pressure?
WheelbaseWheeled chassis, 4x4, 4 m wheelbase, 2.0 m track, 14.00x 20 tires
Turn radius9.0 m
EngineScania D11 6-cylinder diesel, 202 hp at 2.200 rpm
Power ratio14.7 hp/t
Transmission
Speed85 km/h on road
Fuel167 L
Range550 km on road
Wall?
Trench?
Gradient60% gradient, 40% slope
Fording0.8 m
ArmorNo
NBC equipmentNo
Night visionNo
SmokeNo
Remarks4.20 x 2.35 m load area, 6.0 t cargo off road, 9.0 t cargo on road, 6 t towed load, 8 t winch
Armament-
Weapon1-
Weapon2-
Weapon3-
Weapon4-
Weapon5-
Weapon6-

SBAT 111S

The SBAT 111S is the 6x6 model of the Scania SBA series. It is easily identified by its square cab and 6x6 configuration.

Variants based on 6x6 model:
- Flatbed cargo truck.
- Flatbed cargo truck with 5.5 t hydraulic crane behind cab.
- Truck with crew cabin and flatbed.
- Truck with crew cabin and flatbed and small 1.2 t hydraulic crane at rear.
- Improved 8.5t truck with crew cabin and flatbed, developed for Indian use.
- Truck with Giraffe radar system based on improved model.
- Airfield crash tender.

TypeCargo truck
Crew1 + 2 (driver, 2 passengers)
Length7.78 m
Width2.48 m
Height2.9 m (cab)
Ground clearance0.42 m
Weight11.65 t empty, 20.65 t loaded
Ground pressure?
WheelbaseWheeled chassis, 6x6, 3.55 + 1.48 m wheelbase, 2.0 m track, 14.00 x 20 tires
Turn radius10.3 m
EngineScania DS11 6-cylinder supercharged diesel, 296 hp at 2.200 rpm
Power ratio14.3 hp/t
Transmission
Speed85 km/h on road
Fuel167 L
Range550 km on road
Wall?
Trench?
Gradient60% gradient, 40% slope
Fording0.8 m
ArmorNo
NBC equipmentNo
Night visionNo
SmokeNo
Remarks4.75 x 2.35 m load area, 4.5 t cargo off road, 6.0 t cargo on road, 12 t towed load, 8 t winch
Armament-
Weapon1-
Weapon2-
Weapon3-
Weapon4-
Weapon5-
Weapon6-

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