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MAN 630L2A, 4 x 4, 24V, D (Front view, left side)


Front view, left side.

Picture from Danish Army publication


Danish Army Specific: 12 - 15 of these vehicles became part of the Danish inventory in 1978, and were used by a Danish headquarters-company serving HQ LANDJUT in Rendsburg, Germany as staff-vehicles. Used by 2 (DA) Signal Battalion for some years, and finally demobbed in the late 1980´s.
: A contract for 5 ton vehicles to the German Bundeswehr was offered in 1956. After trials the contract was offered to MAN and Mercedes-Benz, and the MAN 630 and the Mercedes-Benz LG 315/46 became standard in this class. Others competitors for the contract in this class were Krupp, Büssing, Henschel, Magirus-Deutz and Faun.
As neither MAN or Mercedes-Benz were able to start production of the vehicles before 1958, some 400 Henschel HS 115 A 5 ton trucks were acquired as a stop gap measure.
The MAN 630 was developed from the MAN ML 4500 A, which was produced from 1940 to 1944.
The earliest produced vehicles had a 4.5 m cargo bed and a spare wheel behind the cab. From 1959 a 5 m cargo bed was used, and the spare wheel relocated under the left side of the bed.
The MAN 630 was used as communication vehicle, ambulance, drone carrier, field kitchen, radar vehicle, tractor, tanker and tipper.
Shelters were produced by amongst others Bauer in Köln, Blumhardt in Wuppertal, Zeppelinwerke in Friedrichshafen and Hans Glas in Dingolfing.
20.935 vehicles were made when production ceased in 1972. Of those more than 7.600 was of the above shown type.
The type was replaced in the late 1990´s after approx. forty years of service in the German Bundeswehr.
A similar vehicle with single rear wheels was designated 630 L2AE.
Some 1700 vehicles were delivered as
PKD to the Belgium Army.
Also used by several nations in Central and South America.
: 7.79 m (303 inches).
Width: 2.45 m (95 inches).
Height: 2.98 m (116 inches).
Weight: 13.000 kg (28.600 lb.).
: Own D 1246 MV3A 6-cylinder, 8.275 cm3 (505 cubic inches) displacement, liquid-cooled.
Horsepower: 130 at 2.000 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed ZF, type AK 6-55 gearbox.
Transfer case: 2-speed transfer-box.
Electrical system: 24 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Air-over-mechanical.
Tyres: 11.00 - 20.
Fording depth:
without preparation: 0.85 m (12 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Multifuel.
Fuel capacity: 110 liter (24 gallons).
Range: 440 km (275 miles).
Crew: 1 + 1.
Additional: N/A.

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