SHE » Cavallo
The Aljaba 8x8 developed in 1982 by a company Kynos SA, was the predecessor of a SHE Cavallo truck. The Aljaba is used by the Spanish armed forces; and it is also used by South Africa, but called by SANDF the Cavallo. The Cavallo in South Africa is used more as a tank recovery vehicle instead of tank transportation (Kynos Aljaba 8x8 is a tank transporter). The South African Cavallo version has a number of differences from the Aljaba. The most obvious is mine protection – the cab has an armored underside, sides and front, with the sides and front having an AV of 2 and the underside 3. The Cavallo also has folding A-frame crane used in concert with the winches; it may be used only when a semi-trailer is not attached to the Cavallo, as it gets in the way of the fifth wheel. Other technical characteristics are the same, including the Deutz 19-litre V-12 turbocharged diesel and ZF semi-automatic gearbox with torque converter.