AV-15 – Armoured Recovery Vehicle (ARV)
based on Tatra chassis
The AV-15 ARV is a specialised vehicle designed for the needs of armies, evacuation and rescue organisations, organisations carrying out construction work, and fire departments.
The vehicle consists of TATRA T815 8×8 chassis with permanent all-wheel drive and a superstructure consisting of bulldozer equipment, rescue equipment, and crane technology.
The advantage of the AV-15 is that all functional units, including those to remove damaged equipment, are located on one vehicle.
The vehicle can be used for continuous towing of a trailer with a maximum towable mass of 16t in the field and 65t on the roads. The AV-15 is capable of recovering sunken, crashed or damaged automotive,
construction and other special vehicles and tracked vehicles, the removal of damaged equipment by towing via poles, ropes or triangle. It is capable of demanding crane work including repairs of damaged equipment, construction of bridges, unloading and loading of material, terrain modifications in favor of technical support, and can be used for welding and cutting work by electric current.