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Close support tanker

The Oshkosh wheeled tanker is a highly mobile vehicle deployed in the Logistic Support Regiments and Transport Regiments and it forms the backbone of the British Army’s bulk fuel and water transportation.

It has deployed on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and can be fitted with enhanced blast-proof armour for driver and crew protection.

There are three variants in use:

  • 15000-litre tactical air refueller
  • 20000-litre close support tanker (fuel)
  • 18000-litre close support tanker (water)
Length 15m
Height 3.5m
Width 2.5m
Weapons: Tractor unit can be fitted with a 7.62mm machine gun
Engine 11.9 litre Caterpillar C-12 producing 445bhp
Load capacity 20,000 litres (fuel); 18,000 litres (water)
Manufacturer Oshkosh Defense