Twin-cylinder hydropneumatic suspension system for tanks
This has beenNdesigned by SAMM for installation on MBTs in the 50 tonne class and the unit can ensure additional functions such as attitude and ground clearance variation. In addition to offering this for installation on new vehicles, SAMM also proposes that this could be used as a replacement for torsion bars on existing vehicles.
The unit carries out the elasticity and damping functions of a suspension and guides the motion of the wheel. The elastic element consists of a gas which is compressed with oil flowing through a restrictor being used to damp the motions. In addition, the unit can receive additional functions such as attitude correction and ground clearance variation.