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In the early 70s the company started developing of its own range of military vehicles, not dependent on foreign suppliers. The first military range included three basic series with 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 wheel configurations and capacity of 3 to 10 tons with all single wheel. Outwardly, they featured an all-metal cab over the engine with its characteristic rectangular shape, grooved side panels, flat front end and a sloping hinged windshield. Vehicles were equipped with licensed 6-cylinder diesel engine MAN D2156, synchronized 5- or 6-speed gearbox, 2-speed transfer gearbox, wheel planetary gear drives, lockable differentials of all wheels, dual pneumatic brakes, power steering and a 24-volt electrical devices.
The first model in this range came in 1977. It was the 5-ton army truck DAC 665T (6x6) made on a commercial chassis 10.215FA with a diesel engine MAN (10.3 l, 215 hp). It had top speed of 85 km/h and could haul 10 ton trailer. 667T and 6610T variants had a capacity of 7 and 10 tons, respectively. In small quantities produced 154-strong flatbed models 444T (4x4) and 10-ton chassis 887R (8x8) with DAC V8 turbocharged engine (12.4 liter, 320 hp). All of them become main tactical trucks of the Romanian army which used to deliver infantry, towing guns, and the installation of special equipment and weapons up to 40-barrel 122mm rocket launcher APRA, identical to the Soviet "Katyusha" BM-21.
Later the company was modernized and expanded the military range, which included many new versions with foreign units, open cabins and extended chassis. The updated range included two-axle 16.230 FAEG, three-axle all-wheel drive 15.240 DFAEG and 22.310 DFAEGwith 6-cylinder diesel engines DEUTZ BF6M1013EC rated at 236 hp and 310 hp, respectively; and 4-axle 21.410 DFAEG with GVW of 21 tons and 410 hp engines.