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TAM (Tovarna avtomobilov Maribor) was a Yugoslavian and Slovenian commercial vehicle manufacturer based in the city of Maribor.....
The Tatrapan armored personnel carrier is based on the Tatra T815 Kolos 6x6 heavy utility truck chassis. It is worth mentioning that front and end of the vehicle are swapped. It is powered by a Tatra T3-930-51 a 19-liter turbocharged air-cooled diesel engine, developing 355 hp. Vehicle has a full-time all-wheel drive. Steered are front couple of axles. It has a central tyre inflation system, which can be operated on the move from the drivers station. This APC is not amphibious. It can operate in various climatic conditions, ranging from -40C to +50C.
TAM (Tovarna Automobilov Maribor) trucks first appeared in 1947, being Czechoslovakian Pragas built under licence. Production of these carried on until the early 1960s but in the meantime, in 1957, an agreement was formed with Klockner Humboldt Deutz to manufacture Magirus-Deutz designs, including Deutz air-cooled diesels, under licence.
Pragas were soon phased out. Models included 4x2, 4x4 and 6x6, the 4x4 and 6x6 being for both civilian and military use. In 1996 TAM became MPP Vozila d.o.o. after bankruptcy and a new group ot 14 smaller companies owned by the Slovakian Government carries on the production of TAM trucks. The main selling truck is the TAM 90T-50 in both 4x2 and 4x4 form.
TAM 110 T7 B/BV is a general purpose off-road lorry made by Slovenian vehicle manufacturer Tovarna avtomobilov Maribor (TAM). The four-wheel drive lorry is designed for transport of personnel, weapons and material as for traction of weapons and trailer up to 2.5 tons of weight (1.5 off-road) for the needs of the Yugoslav People's Army.
During 1965 the Department for Traffic of Federal Secretariat of People's Defense has formed work group with task to analyzes the unarmored vehicles of Yugoslav People's Army. the result of work group was the Study of non-combat vehicles and trailers in use with Yugoslav People's Army. The inferences of study were adopted by Main Military Technical Council in 1966. The study has concluded that there are 129 different vehicle marks in 320 types in service. A decision was made to reduce number of different vehicle marks in service by development of five vehicle classes: 0,75 tons 4x4 off-road vehicle, 1.5 tons 4x4 off-road truck, 3 tons 6x6 off-road truck, 6 tons 6x6 off-road truck and 9 tons 8x8 heavy off-road truck.
During the 1976 the plan for 1.5 tons 4x4 off-road truck was realized by Tovarna avtomobilov Maribor with TAM 110 T7 B/BV. It was developed from Magirus-Deutz design. TAM 150 T11 B/BV is a general purpose off-road lorry made by Slovenian vehicle manufacturer Tovarna avtomobilov Maribor (TAM). The six-wheel drive lorry is designed for transport of personnel, weapons and material as for traction of weapons and trailer up to 5 tons of weight (3 tons off-road) for the needs of the Yugoslav People's Army.
During 1965 the Department for Traffic of Federal Secretariat of People's Defense has formed work group with task to analyzes the unarmored vehicles of Yugoslav People's Army. the result of work group was the Study of non-combat vehicles and trailers in use with Yugoslav People's Army. The inferences of study were adopted by Main Military Technical Council in 1966. The study has concluded that there are 129 different vehicle marks in 320 types in service. A decision was made to reduce number of different vehicle marks in service by development of five vehicle classes: 0,75 tons 4x4 off-road vehicle, 1,5 tons 4x4 off-road truck, 3 tons 6x6 off-road truck, 6 tons 6x6 off-road truck and 9 tons 8x8 heavy off-road truck.
During the 1976 the plan for 1,5 tons 4x4 off-road truck was realized by Tovarna avtomobilov Maribor with TAM 110 T7 B/BV. It was developed from Magirus-Deutz design. On the same design the 3 tons 6x6 off-road truck known as TAM 150 T11 B/BV was produced in 1979.
TAM trucks were assigned a string of three variables, number-letter-number; for example, model 190 T 11.TAM vehicle naming convention
The first number represents engine power (in hp).
The letter T stands for the Slovenian word tovornjak (truck).
The second number (11) represents the maximum payload (in tons).
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