Specific: Used in Denmark by
Historical: The model 1017 was developed by
Mercedes-Benz to meet requirements of the West German
Army in the 5 ton range, and is essentially a commercial
vehicle with a minimum of modifications to suit it for
Modifications included electrical system (24V), use of
low-torsion platform with stowage boxes and adequate
structure plus mounting points for van bodies and
installation of an observation hatch in the roof of the
cab. The cab have storage space for personal equipment at
Around 22.000 vehicles were delivered from 1977, with
about half of them being the 4 x 2 version. Early
vehicles had all wood cargo body instead of the steel
type used from 1979 onwards.
The 1017 is used for transportation of cargo and
personnel, as communication vehicle with shelter, carrier
for the Canadair CL 89 (AN/USD-501) UAV, fuel truck, NBC-vehicle and as
fire fighting vehicle. Some have had the shelter from the
MAN 630L2A mounted.
By late 1970´s the 1017 was replaced in production by
the 1217 series.
Also used in Belgium, Portugal and by NATO units.
Length: 7.14 m (278 inches).
Width: 2.47 m (96 inches).
Height: 3.25 m (126 inches).
Weight: 12.200 kg (26.840 lb.).
Engine: Own 6-cylinder, type OM 352 A V, 5.675 cm3
(364 cubic inches), turbo-charged, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 168 at 2.800 rpm.
Transfer case: 2-speed, type VG 500-3.
Electrical system: 24 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Hydraulic, dual circuit.
Tyres: 10.00 - 22.50.
without preparation: 0.5 m (19 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 135 liter (30 gallons).
Range: 325 km (203 miles).
Crew: 1 + 2.
Additional: Servo assisted steering.