Kynos ALJABA 8×8

In 1985 the prototype of a spectacular 8×8 heavy transport called “Aljaba” (Quiver) was presented. The project had been developed in a particular way by the Spanish firm Kynos with a view to providing the Spanish Army with an effective off-road means of transport for the heaviest vehicles in its inventory. Despite being a vehicle of exceptional capabilities, only a very few units were acquired by the Spanish Army and Naval Infantry, having some success abroad, with more than 70 vehicles sold to South Africa, known there as S.H.E. Cavallo.

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Tank transporter

Entered service



2 crew members + 3 passengers

Combat weight

Tractor unit: 21,100 kg – Trailer: 14,900 kg

System weight

Unladen: 36,000 kg – At full load: 96,000 kg

Dimensions (length x width x height)

Tractor + trailer: 22.26 x 4.02 x 3.40 meters
Tractor unit: 9.96 x 3.30 x 3.25 meters
Trailer: 15.95 x 4.02 x 3.40 meters

Power plant

1 x V12 Deutz BF 12L 513 FC diesel Turbo engine, 525 hp


Max. on road 66 km/h


1,200 km

Load capacity

60,000 kg payload


Aljaba 8×8: 10 – SHE Cavallo: 72 in several variants