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Bova Futura, 4 x 2, 24V (Front view, left side)

 
 

  Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Danish Army Material Command

 

Danish Army Specific: In 1999 a need for new buses arose at the Danish Forces in Kosovo. 2 second hand buses were acquired from a civilian operator, and were delivered through Stiholt Nord in Hjoerring.
Historical
: VDL Bova, better known as Bova, is a Dutch luxury coachbuilder which began building coaches in 1931. In particular, it is well known for the Bova Futura, a streamlined body, often based on a DAF chassis, which was first introduced in the 1980s and continues in a similar form today.
The company was purchased by the VDL Groep in 2003.
Length: 12.0 m (468 inches).
Width: 2.50 m (97 inches).
Height: 3.52 m (137 inches).
Weight: 16.500 kg (36.300 lb.).
Engine
: DAF, type DKX-1160, 6-cylinder 11.630 cm3 (709 cubic inches) displacement, inter cooler, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 350 at 2.200 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed, ZF type S6-90.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 24 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Air-over-mechanical.
Tyres: 295/80 - R22,5.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 800 liter (176 gallons).
Range: 3.000 km (1875 miles).
Crew: 1 + 1.
Additional: The buses dates back from summer 1990.


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