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Tempo G 1200, 4 x 4, 6V (Front view, right side)

 
 

  Front view, right side

Picture courtesy of The Prince´s Life Regiment Historical Collection

 

Danish Army Specific: First demonstration of the Tempo took place in November 1936. The evaluation turned out fine, and a single car was purchased in December 1936 for further trials. The units conducting the trials didn't agree in the first test results.
After a traffic accident the car was sent to the factory for a rebuild and some changes. This resulted, after a new set of trials, in ordering further 4 vehicles in 1938. These were further tested and, as a result of these tests, furthers cars were bought. The shown vehicle is pulling a 37mm Bofors M1937 anti-tank gun.
In total, 20 cars made their way into service in the Danish Army.
Historical
: Designed by Otto Daus for and produced as a private venture by Vidal & Sohn of Hamburg as a respond to a Landwehr (army) requirement for a four wheel drive light utility car. Unusual design with 2 self-contained power-units/drive train units placed in front and
rear. Each engine separately drove the front and rear independently suspended axles in much the same way as Tatra used in their trucks. Each engine had its own gearbox and could be operated together for full four wheel drive or they could be run independently for either front wheel or rear wheel drive operation.
Despite the versatility of the vehicle, the Landwehr were prejudiced against two-stroke engines in both cars and motorcycles, so it came as little surprise that they showed no interest in the G1200.
Other users of the G1200 were Finland, Romania and Sweden (special 6-seater version).
Approx. 1.100 vehicles were produced from 1936 to 1939, mainly for export.
Length: 4.00 m (188 inches).
Width: 1.60 m (75 inches).
Height: 1.50 m (58 inches).
Weight: 1.760 kg (3.870 lb.).
Engine
: 2 ea. 2-cylinder ILO, type WEGR 2/300T, 598 cm3 (254 cubic inches) displacement, carburettor, liquid-cooled.
Horsepower: 19 ea. at 3.500 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed, type Hermes G6.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 6 volt.
Brakes: Mechanical.
Tyres: 5.00 - 17.
Fording depth:
without preparation: 0.6 m (24 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 59 liter (13 gallons) in 2 tanks.
Range: 500 km (312 miles).
Crew: N/A.
Additional: Top speed was 70 km/h.


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