Specific: The Unimog 404 was
to the 2. and the 6. Danish Signal Battalion in late
1975/early 1976. They were used as radio relay- (shown),
multiplexer- (MUX) and utility-trucks.
The shown vehicle was used by 2. (DA) Signal Battalion as
part of the AUTOKO system and housed a FM 200 UHF-radio
produced by Siemens in Germany. On top of the shelter 2
TM-15 masts were mounted. The equipment was powered by a
5 kW Lister generator mounted on a trailer. The battalion
had a total of 12 vehicles, 10 configured as terminals
and 2 as relays.
The vehicles were totally superseded by MAN
8.136 in the late
Historical: The S404-range, which was developed
from the Unimog 402, was introduced in May 1955 and
became the standard 1½-ton vehicle in the German
Bundeswehr. The 404 was essentially a military truck, and
the diesel-engine used in the previous models was
replaced by a petrol-engine nearly identical to the
engines used in the contemporary 220 and 230 models. The
404 was initially produced as open-cabbed (S404) and
Various body-types like ambulance, cargo, communications
and fire fighting were fitted. An unusual version with
double open cab and a shortened cargo bed was used for
drivers training. The cab and bed was produced by Hans
Glas in Dingolfing. Very few of the German vehicles were
The 404-chassis was used by Swedish Landswerk in 1957 to produce an
armoured car. 2 prototypes and 15 production vehicles were build for the
Swedish Armed Forces serving the UN in Congo, but they remained in
Sweden. Ultimately the 15 production vehicles were sold to Ireland at a
The French became the first military users of the 404.
Besides France and Germany the model have been used by
the armed forces of Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Finland,
Greece, India, Jordan, the Netherlands, Switzerland and
The 404´s were replaced by the Unimog U 1300 L in the
German Bundeswehr starting in 1978, but soldiered on to
end of the 1990´s.
When production ceased, more than 64.000 had been
The shown 404.0 was introduced in the early 1970´s.
Length: 5.54 m (216 inches).
Width: 2.27 m (112 inches).
Height: 3.05 m (97 inches).
Weight: 4.750 kg (10.450 lb.).
Engine: Mercedes-Benz 6-cylinder, type M180, 2.195
cm3 (134 cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled,
Horsepower: 82 at 4.800 rpm.
Transfer case: Yes.
Electrical system: 24 volt, negative ground.
Tyres: 10.00 or 10.50 - 20.
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 120 liter (26 gallons).
Range: 250 km (156 miles).
Crew: 1 + 1.
Additional: Differential lock in front
and rear axles. Werner F64M1 SE front winch can be
404.0 Radio Relay (124
Unimog 404.0 MUX (92 kb)
Unimog 404.0 utility truck (71 kb)
Unimog S 404 B Ambulance (27 kb)
Unimog 404.0 Ambulance (60 kb)