Specific: A single Unimog U
1300 L is in service at the Danish DCM-coy based in
Haderslev. The vehicle is used for line construction.
Historical: In 1970 a possible replacement for
the Unimog S 404 B was thought for. After competition
with the 130M7FAL entered by Magirus-Deutz, the U 1300 L
was selected in late 1977 as standard truck in it´s
class in the West German Army and an order for around
18.000 vehicles was placed with Mercedes-Benz. First
production vehicles were delivered in August 1978.
The U 1300 L is a standard production model with a number
of alterations to suit it for military use, including a
modified electrical system, use of a torsion-free
platform with stowage boxes and mounting points for
center seat bench and tarpaulin frame as well as
anchoring points for van bodies, supports and attachments
in the cab for military equipment such as small arms and
the addition of an observation hatch in the roof.
The U 1300 L is used for transportation of cargo and
personnel, as communication vehicle with shelter,
ambulance, fire fighter, and as carrier for a 20 mm RH
202 machine gun.
Some vehicles have a 220V generator mounted at the front
coupled to the front PTO.
The U 1300 have seen widespread service in the world
serving in countries like Australia, France, New Zealand,
the Netherlands and Turkey.
Length: 5.54 m (216 inches).
Width: 2.30 m (90 inches).
Height: 2.83 m (110 inches).
Weight: 7.500 kg (16.500 lb.).
Engine: 6-cylinder Mercedes-Benz, type OM 352.X,
5.675 cm3 (346 cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 130 at 2.800 rpm..
Transfer case: Single-speed.
Electrical system: 24 volt, negative ground.
Tyres: 12.50 - R20.
without preparation: 1.2 m (47 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 160 liter (35 gallons).
Range: 350 km (219 miles).
Crew: 1 + 2.
Additional: Servo assisted steering.