- Horstmann suspension
The system uses coil-springs and has the advantages of a relatively long travel and, consisting of a self-contained
bogiethat is bolted to the hull, causing little or no encroachment on internal hull space. In addition, the entire suspension unit may be relatively easily removed and replaced if damaged, e.g., by mines.
The term Horstmann suspension also refers to suspension built by the Horstman company (now
Horstman Defence Systems Ltd) whether of the bogie type, torsion beamdesign, hydrogas, hydropneumaticor other.
The Horstmann system was used on, amongst others, the following vehicles:
Horstman built suspension is used on
Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle
AS-90self propelled gun
* [http://www.horstman.co.uk/history.htm Horstmann history]
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