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Magirus Deutz 178, 4 x 4, 24 V, D (side view, right side)

 
 

Side view, right side

Picture courtesy of Henrik Clausen, Copenhagen

 

Danish Army Specific: The Magirus-Deutz 178D15AL entered service in the Danish Army in 1967. The 178, designated as Truck, 7.000 kg, was primarily used in artillery-units as cargo-carrier and artillery-tractor and by logistic units. All the Danish 178s were delivered with closed cab.
Here shown before departure to the former Yugoslavia as part of the
UNPROFOR.
Now superseded by the
Magirus Eurotrakker.
Some 80 trucks have been donated to Estonia as aid.
Historical
: The 178D15AL superseded the
Magirus Jupiter in 1964. The 178 was produced until 1967 at the Magirus factory at Ulm.
Length
: 9.09 m (354 inches).
Width: 2.50 m (97 inches).
Height: 3.25 m (126 inches).
Weight: 15.000 kg (33.000 lb.).
Engine
: Own V8-cylinder, type F/A8L714D, 12.667 cm3 (773 cubic inches), air cooled.
Horsepower: 178 at 2.300 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed, type ZF AK 6-55.
Transfer case: 2-speed.
Electrical system: 24 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Dual circuit air-over-hydraulic.
Tyres: 11.00 - 20.
Fording depth:
without preparation: 0.85 m (12 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 160 liter (35 gallons).
Range: 350 km (219 miles).
Crew: 1 + 21.
Armament: Could be armed with 1 0.50 caliber machine gun in ringmount.
Additional: Servo assisted steering. Webasto heater in cab.
Variants:
Magirus-Deutz 178D15AL (National) (40 kb)
Magirus-Deutz 178D15AL (Fuel Truck) (23 kb)


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