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Magirus Deutz Jupiter, 6 x 6, 24 V, D (Front view, left side)

 
 

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Danish Army Specific: Bought from the Bundeswehr in the mid 1980s to fill in gaps in mobilisation-depots, but today all are demobbed.
Some were sold by Danish Army Material Command and some were given as
aid to the Baltic countries.
Historical
: Short after WW II Magirus started to produce trucks based on the pre-war 3 ton truck of the Schell-plan, and in April 1951 the first authentic post-war vehicles were launched. The range included models known as the Mercur and the Jupiter, which was introduced in 1957.
A contract for 7 ton vehicles to the German Bundeswehr was offered in 1956. After trials the contract was offered to Magirus-Deutz and the model A6500, which were a 4 x 4 truck, became standard in the class. The vehicle was powered by a 8-cylinder diesel engine (F8L614) with 10.6 liter displacement which developed 170 hp.
From 1956 to 1960 some 1.500 trucks were delivered to the Bundeswehr. The first 500 vehicles had a closed cab.
Alternative body styles included tipper, wrecker, elevating platform, rocket launcher, fire fighter, fuel truck, tractor etc. Most military versions had a soft-top cab as shown.
In 1960 the A6550 was superseded by the Jupiter, which in its military form was the predecessor for the Magirus Deutz
178 D15A. and produced from 1960 to 1964.
From 1961 the truck was powered by the F8L714 multi-fuel engine.
The Jupiter and the 178D15A became the standard 7 ton vehicle in the West German Army from 1960. Known variants are aircraft refueller, decontamination truck, fire-fighting truck, light artillery rocket system, tipper, tractor and wrecker.
When production ceased in 1967 some 7.800 vehicles had been produced.
Length: 8.35 m (325 inches).
Width: 2.50 m (97 inches).
Height: 3.24 m (126 inches).
Weight: 15.000 kg (33.000 lb.).
Engine
: Deutz Diesel, V8-cylinder, type F8L714A, 12.667 cm3 (773 cubic inches) displacement, air cooled.
Horsepower: 178 at 2.300 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed gearbox.
Transfer case: 2-speed with center differential.
Electrical system: 24 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Air/hydraulics.
Tyres: 11.00 - 20.
Fording depth:
without preparation: 0.85 m (12 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Diesel (multi-fuel).
Fuel capacity: 150 liter (33 gallons).
Range: 300 km (187 miles).
Crew: 1 + 21.
Armament: N/A.
Additional: Some vehicles had a Rotzler winch, type 892 805 00.


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