The Renault Sherpa 3 is a light cargo vehicle. It is a version of the Sherpa 2. It is a French multi-purpose wheeled vehicle, similar in concept to the US HMMWV. The Renault Sherpa 3 was first produced in 2007.
It is a purpose-designed military vehicle, built for rugged, remote applications. It is well suited for desert conditions. It is worth mentioning that the Sherpa has a higher ground clearance than the HMMWV.
The baseline model has a two-person cab and is fitted with a flatbed cargo area at the rear. It has a payload capacity of 4 100 kg. It can also tow a trailer with a maximum weight of 3 500 kg.
Cab of the standard Sherpa 3 can be fitted with protection kits against small arms fire and mines.
Vehicle is powered by Renault 4.8-liter turbocharged diesel engine, developing 215 hp. This engine meets Euro 4/5 emission standards. Engine is coupled with an automatic gearbox. A central tyre inflation system is optional. When fitted, a tyre pressure is adjusted from the driver's station on the move to suit terrain conditions. Such system is very effective driving over sand, snow or mud. Run-flat tyres are also optional. This military vehicle fords water obstacles with a depth of 1.1 m and up to 1.5 m, when fitted with deep wading equipment. This light military vehicle is fully air transportable.
Sherpa 3A. Fitted with an armored cab. It's armor provides protection against small arms fire, artillery shell splinters, landmines and IEDs. This version has a reduced total weight to suit air transport and air drop requirements. It can be fitted with remotely controlled weapon station;
Sherpa 3A Grand Volume, an extended version, which provides seating for 10 soldier;
Sherpa 3A Forces Speciales, version for the special operation forces;
Sherpa 3A High Intensity, version of the special operation forces, designed for reconnaissance and liaison missions. This version has a different external appearance.
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