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Mercedes LA911, 4 x 4, 24V (Front view, left side)

 
 

Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Royal Signals Historical Collection, Fredericia


Danish Army Specific: In 1966 the 6th Danish Signal Battalion received 31 Mercedes-Benz LA911/36 trucks with petrol-engines and mounted with Peter Bauer shelters. The reason for being petrol powered was, that the trucks were NATO-property and that NATO at that time demanded that tactical trucks were powered by petrol engines.
These are probably the only Mercedes 911 ever produced with petrol engines.
The shelters were covered with steel plates and were prone to rust. For that reason they were rebuild twice, in 1980s and 1990s.
10 vehicles were equipped as multiplex- and 20 as radio relay trucks. The remaining truck was used by the battalions electronic maintenance team.
They were superseded by diesel powered Mercedes-Benz LA911/36 through the 1970s and 1980s.
Historical
: As for the diesel engined
LA911.
Length: N/A.
Width: N/A.
Height: 3.37 m (131 inches).
Weight: N/A.
Engine
: Own 6-cylinder, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: N/A.
Transmission: 5-speed.
Transfer case: 2-speed.
Electrical system: 24V, negative ground.
Brakes: Hydraulic, compressed air assisted.
Tyres: 8.25 - 20.
Fording depth:
without preparation: 0.9 m (35 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: N/A.
Range: N/A.
Crew: 1 + 2.
Additional: The engine was a contemporary diesel modified for petrol with new cylinder head, distributor, carburettor and fuel-pump.


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