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Landsverk 185, 4 x 4 (Front view, left side)

 
 

Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Carl V. Christensen, Toender


Danish Army Specific: A single 185 with Danish modifications (PV M 34) procured in 1934. The acquisition price was around 60.000 DKr. The modifications increased the weight with 2.5 ton, and despite a promised top-speed around 100 km/h, the vehicle never reached more that 45 km/h.
Various modifications were made in co-operation with Landsverk. In 1937 the engine gave up, and several experiments to reduce weight was done, but without any luck. Status as training-vehicle in 1939.
Historical
: The Landsverk 185 was build on a Fordson chassis with all-wheel drive.
Length: 4.94 m (192 inches).
Width: 2.02 m (78 inches).
Height: 2.30 m (90 inches).
Weight: 4.550 kg (10.010 lb.).
Armour
: 6 mm.
Engine
: Ford 221 V8-cylinder, 3.621 cm3 (220 cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled, carburettors.
Horsepower: 65.
Transmission: 4-speed gearbox.
Transfer case: Forward/reverse.
Electrical system: N/A.
Brakes: Mechanical.
Tyres: Solid, with air-chambers.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: N/A.
Fuel capacity: N/A.
Range: 250 km (156 miles).
Crew: 5 - 6.
Armament: One 20 mm Madsen machine gun, two 8 mm machine guns (Type C). 300 rounds were carried to the 20 mm gun and 3.520 rounds for the 8 mm guns.
Additional: Duplicate driving controls at rear.


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