Kynos ALJABA K15-100

In 1997, the Spanish Army was faced with the need to acquire a new heavy equipment transport (HET) suitable for the future Leopard 2E MBT. Thus, a public tender was called, which was attended by the main companies in the sector such as MAN, Mercedes Benz, Iveco, Renault, Scania and the Spanish Kynos firm. Eventually, only Mercedes Benz and Kynos would come up with a prototype for evaluation. Mercedes Benz presented the “MB 2636AS” truck and Kynos presented the Aljaba K15-100 model. After almost two years of testing, the Kynos “Aljaba K15-100” tank transporter was chosen and a total order of 47 units was placed, which would be delivered in the period 2001-2005.

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Tank transporter

Entered service



2 crew members + 4 passengers

Combat weight

Tractor unit: 14,220 kg (16,550 kg with winches) – Trailer: 23,550 kg

System weight

Unladen: 37,770 kg (40,100 kg with winches) – At full load: 107,770 / 110,100 kg

Dimensions (length x width x height)

Tractor + trailer: 23.00 x 3.60 x 3.24 meters
Tractor unit: 8.34 x 2.50 x 3.24 meters
Trailer: 17.24 x 3.60 meters

Power plant

1 x V8 Deutz BF8M1015C diesel Turbo engine, 540 hp


Unladen: 90 km/h – At full load: 76 km/h


1,000 km

Load capacity

70,000 kg payload


47 (18 with winches)