Tatra 815-7 is a heavy army logistics vehicle made by the Czech company Tatra produced since 2008, with axle variations of 4Ã—4, 6Ã—6, 8Ã—8 and 10Ã—10. Chassis variants 10Ã—8, 12Ã—12 and 12Ã—8 are also available. A standardized range of special vehicles complying with all requirements from special military forces, the possibility of additional armor according to STANAG, the use of an overpressure NBC protection kit, the possibility of mounting a gun carriage system, etc. The chassis is based on the TATRA vehicle design.
Tatra knew the exceptional qualities of its T-815 chassis, but to be among the top of the army vehicle manufacturers, it was decided to develop a new vehicle that would be transportable by the most widespread NATO transport aircraft C-130 Hercules. Tatra took the engines and transmissions of the 815-6 model, the chassis T-815 has been modified and a completely new cab has been developed, it is lower, more durable and easy to armor.
In 2004 a prototype of model 4Ã—4 appeared at Eurosatory and other defence and security trade shows. Several other prototypes were later built ranging from 6×6 to 10×10. The cabin is all-metal, tiltable, its construction allows easy additional armoring in various degrees of ballistic protection. Cab tightness allows the use of overpressure filtering.
Tatra 815-7 serves in the Army of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Armed Forces. On the chassis of the Tatra 815-7 were built several armored transporters, such as the Czech VEGA 4×4, the Egyptian Fahd 300, the French Nexter Titus, the Israeli Wildcat APC, the Jordanian Al-Wahsh, the Nigerian Ara and the United Arab Emirates Legion. Tatra 815-7 is also used in the civilian sector, as a mobile cranes and a fire trucks.