Gamma chooses Allison Automatics for multi-role military vehicles
26th November 2018
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Hungary-assembled Allison 3000 Series™ and 4000 Series™ transmissions allow Komondor light-armoured vehicles to perform with precision under extreme conditions

Demanding superior manoeuvrability in any environment, Gamma Technical Corporation recently demonstrated the capabilities of its Komondor light armoured vehicles equipped with Allison fully automatic transmissions.

Test drives at the Allison Customer Experience Center and Drive Track in Szentgotthárd proved the Komondor family of vehicles is now ready for international sales, in multiple roles from defence to security to disaster management.

Officials from Hungary’s Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Interior Affairs and from civilian security organisations were invited to drive the Komondor RDO-3121 4×4, equipped with the Allison 3000 Series™ and the RDO-3932 6×6, fitted with the Allison 4000 Series™.

Allison Automatics are designed to meet the demands of vehicles that require on- and off-road performance. Continuous Power Technology™ provides uninterrupted power to the wheels for superior acceleration, effortless shifting and precise traction control, even in harsh or rugged conditions. It also helps the driver control the vehicle at low speeds. Compare this performance to a manual or automated manual transmission (AMT), which can have much slower launch and difficulty maintaining momentum when shifting.

“Allison transmissions perform excellently, even under extreme conditions, and they make handling of the vehicle simple,” said Attila Zsitnyányi, CEO of Gamma Technical Corp. “During the development of the vehicles we could also experience that, thanks to its modular structure, the Allison transmissions can be fitted well to a wide range of needs. Their programming is customisable and the integrated control functions can be utilised perfectly.”

“Allison Transmission has a long history working with military forces and understands that quality, performance and reliability are vital in this sector,” said Gyorgy Lovasz, director of Liberatus Ltd., dealer principal of Allison Transmission in Hungary.  “Allison Automatics allow the vehicle designer to maximise performance while minimising operation and support costs for the end user.”

During the planning and building phase of the prototype vehicles the local Allison representative provided continuous technical and engineering support. “It was clear that in the case of the transmission, Allison was the best choice. Moreover, it provides for us a national local content, due to the fact that these transmissions are produced in Szentgotthárd, Hungary,” said Zsitnyányi.

Based on Gamma’s international experience, Zsitnyányi continued, “Allison is the most appreciated selection in special armoured vehicles.”

Technical details and images

Chassis (manufacturer)Gamma Technical Corporation (Hungary)
Chassis (type)Komondor
RDO-3121 – 4×4 vehicleRDO-3932 – 6×6 vehicle
EngineCummins ISB 6.7 Cummins T-450 ISLE 8.9
Engine output364 HP / 2600 rpm 450 HP/ 2100 rpm
Torque1100 Nm / 1400 rpm 1624Nm / 1300 rpm
TransmissionAllison 3200SP fully automatic transmission, with integrated retarderAllison 4000SP fully automatic transmission, with integrated retarder
DrivePermanent all-wheel drive 4×4 Permanent all-wheel drive 6×6
Maximum speed110 km/h 105 km/h
Turning radius9.6 m 10.8 m
Fording depth850 mm 850 mm
Climbing performance>65% >65%
Traverse>40% >40%
Gross vehicle weight17 tonnes 27 tonnes

Image – © Allison Transmission. Komondor RDO-3121, RDO 3921 4×4 and RDO-3932 6×6 vehicles at the Allison Customer Experience Center.

Image – © Allison Transmission. Allison Transmission has a long history working with defence OEM’s and military forces for whom quality, performance and reliability are paramount.

Image – © Allison Transmission. “The transmissions perform excellently even during extreme conditions and they make handling of the vehicle simple,” said Attila Zsitnyanyi, CEO of Gamma Technical Corporation.

Image – © Allison Transmission. The Komondor RDO-3121 4×4 with Allison 3000 Series™ transmission operates perfectly even under extreme circumstances. Drivers will be able to keep both hands on the wheel in bad weather or during combat operations.

Image – © Allison Transmission. The Allison 4000 Series™ enables the RDO-3932 6×6 to conquer steep grades.

Image – © Allison Transmission. Allison 4000 Series™ transmission.

About Gamma Technical Corporation

Gamma Technical Corp. is a defense equipment manufacturer with the widest defense product portfolio in Hungary. Gamma was founded in 1920 and has been supplying the Hungarian Defense Forces and disaster management organizations for decades. Gamma’s products are used in military, civil protection and radiation protection applications. For more information visit: http://www.gammatech.hu/

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in electric hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.