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Mercedes 0303 - 15R, 4 x 2, 24V, D (Front view, left side)

 
 

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Danish Army Specific: Very few known to be used by the Danish Army.
Historical
: The Mercedes-Benz O 303 coach was first shown on the 1974 Paris Motor Show. Stylistically, the O 303 echoed the lines of its predecessor but in a modernised form. The O 303 was available in seven different lengths and various heights, and offered a choice of specification levels and door options. In 1979, a luxury version was introduced, the O 303 RHD long-distance high-decker.
The rear-mounted V6, V8 and V10 engines were from a new V-engine range, and delivered outputs between 141 and 235 kW (192 hp to 320 hp). Modifications included an undivided front windscreen, a radical facelift in 1982, a new instrument panel, powerful turbodiesel engines developing up to 269 kW (354 hp) and the electronic power shift (EPS) with joystick. From 1981 the anti-lock braking system, and later on acceleration skid control, were added.
The O 303 remained in production for almost twenty years, until 1992, and topped the production records set by the O 321 H and O 302 by a considerable margin. Some 38,000 units were built at Daimler-Benz, including chassis versions for body manufacturers.
Introduced in the German armed forces from 1975 until 1980.
Length: 11.98 m (467 inches).
Width: 2.50 m (97 inches).
Height: 3.19 m (124 inches).
Weight: 16.500 kg (36.300 lb.).
Engine
: Own V8-cylinder, type OM 442, 15.100 cm3 (921 cubic inches), liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 296 at 2.100 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed, type G4/105.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 24 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Air.
Tyres: 295/80 - R22.5.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 2 x 180 liter (2 x 40 gallons).
Range: 550 km (343 miles).
Crew: 1 + 50.
Additional: Equipped with ABS-brakes and servo assisted steering.


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