© Nexter 2014 - page 28

Systems
26
ii
ARMOURED VEHICLES
DCL
LECLERC RECOVERY VEHICLE
MISSION
The Heavy Tank Recovery vehicle (DCL),
directly derived from the LECLERC combat
tank, is an extremely mobile tracked
armoured recovery vehicle. It can circulate in
an NBC environment, disengage itself by its
own means, and perform safety missions, i.e.
evacuate an immobilized tank in a battle zone
or disengage an overturned or damaged tank.
In addition, it can perform repair missions (i.e.
remove and replace a turret, change a GMP,
perform all-terrain or on-road towing) and
finally terrain summary preparation missions (i.e. clear a route, prepare a heavy duty work cell
or create a maintenance area).
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
This 60-ton vehicle operated by a crew of three is fitted with a crane system, winches and a
clearance and support system. It shares its main sub-assemblies with the tank: power plant
for the EAU version, running gear, air-conditioning and NBC protection system, hydraulic and
electric generators. The DCL on-board equipment may be adapted to the operational mission: in
particular a three-mode K2D mine clearance kit, tooling and spare parts, including a complete
spare power plant.
STATUS
In service in France and the UAE.
1...,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27 29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,...236
Powered by FlippingBook