Specific: The Mercedes 240GD/24
superseded the M151A1
(Ford Mutt), the VW 181 ("Jagdwagen"), and the Land
Rover 88 in the
First deliverance took place in 1985 and more than 1.300
has been put in service.
Historical: Production of the GD started in 1980
by Gelaendewagen Gesellschaft (GFG), a joint-venture
between Mercedes-Benz and Steyr-Daimler-Puch. 1981
Steyr-Daimler-Puch bought out Mercedes-Benz of the GFG
The main components of the vehicle, except the transfer
case, are from Mercedes-Benz car and light truck series
The Austrian group continues to to manufacture the
vehicle on contract for Mercedes-Benz at itīs works at
Itīs offered with 2.4 m wheelbase (GD/24), 2.85 m
wheelbase (GD/28) or, as a late introduction, 3.40 m
License-produced in Greece by Hellenic Vehicle Industry
SA (formerly Steyr-Hellas) and produced as P4 by Peugeot
from 1982 for the French Army to replace the Hotchkiss
In widespread service with armed forces world-wide.
Length: 4.01 m (156 inches).
Width: 1.70 m (66 inches).
Height: 2.10 m (82 inches).
Weight: 2.700 kg (5.940 lb.).
Engine: Own 4-cylinder, type OM 616.9, 2.399 cm3 (146
cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 72 at 4.400 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed G1/17-4 (711.2) gearbox.
Transfer case: 2-speed VG 080 (750.6).
Electrical system: 24 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Hydraulic, dual circuit with vacuum
Tyres: 7.50 - 16.
without preparation: 0.6 m (23 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 70 liter (15 gallons).
Range: 350 km (218 miles).
Crew: 1 + 2.
Additional: Differential-locks in front-
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