ATC The American Truck Company (ATC) is an importer of the Tatra trucks to the US. These trucks are being offered for the military and other government organizations. The Tatra trucks are rebadged and sold in the USA under the ATC brand. The Tatra T815 is being marketed under straightforward name ATC 6x6. Its Czech chassis designation is T815-6MWV27 26 298 6x6.1R. The ATC 6x6 truck has been exported to Israel. A total of 302 trucks were delivered to Israel under United States foreign military sales program. A contract was signed in 2004 and deliveries began in 2005.
This truck was purposely designed to operate over rough terrain. The ATC 6x6 has a unique Tatra's independent suspension on all wheels with backbone tube frame and swinging half axles. Each wheel moves up and down independently. Due to this unique suspension the truck can go off-road at high speeds with just minimum vibrations. Also the suspension keeps the cargo in a stable position. This unique chassis has been constantly developed and improved by Tatra for more than 80 years. As a result the ATC 6x6 tactical truck can carry heavy loads in forward areas.
The ATC 6x6 is fitted with American engine in pace of the Tatra's air-cooled unit. This truck is powered by a Cummins ISM 400 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 400 hp. it is mated to an automatic electronically-controlled gearbox with 6 forward and 1 reverse gears. Maximum speed is electronically limited to 110 km/h. Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre inflation system.

American Truck Company's 14-tonne truck was a joint-venture with Tatra A.S, a legendary Czech automobile company that is the third oldest in the world, mostly well-known presently as a manufacturer of quality trucks.
In 2003, Tatra's controlling interests were acquired by the Terex Corporation, who also owns the American Truck Company. This truck was developed during that era to answer the needs of military tactical trucks in North America, as well as for export to other countries.

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