Powering Polish Armed Forces
Rolls Royce will supply 500 type 6R 106 TD21 engines for Polish Army’s Jelcz
The Polish armed forces will power their four-wheel-drive Jelcz 442.32 with Rolls Royce type 6R 106 TD21 engines. The total order is for 500 MTU series 106 engines, the first of which is due to ship in the course of 2017.
The type 6R 106 TD21 is a six cylinder engine, which develops 240 kilowatts, is turbocharged and liquid-cooled. It is easy to maintain and is impervious to electro-magnetic impulses, and if needed it can run on aviation fuel.
Knut Müller, Head of Marine and Government Business at MTU, said, “We are delighted at having succeeded, once again, in convincing Jelcz of the benefits of MTU engines. The fact that Jelcz has now ordered a total of 1,400 of our engines for its vehicles is proof positive of the superb, close collaboration between our two companies.”
MTU has already supplied 900 Series 106 engines for Jelcz vehicles currently in service with the Polish army.