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VW M221, 4 x 2, 12 V (Front view, left side)

 
 

Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Danish Army Material Command

 

Danish Army Specific: N/A.
Historical
: Development of the T2 started in 1964, and production began in August 1967. Most notable changes were the lay-out of the front with a one piece windshield, and the turn signals relocated to just above the bumper.
The production mark reached 2.000.000 in February 1968.
The series kept on developing, and in 1970 front disc brakes were added, and the output was raised to 50 hp.
Transporter no 3.000.000 was produced in September 1971, and a 1.679 cm3 engine developing 66 hp is introduced as option same year.
In 1972 the T2 series was face lifted with heavier bumbers and the front turn signals was relocated (back) under the windshield. The VW sign at the front was reduced in size.
A 1.970 cm3 engine developing 70 hp was introduced as an option in 1975.
Models with 4 wheel drive were prototyped between 1975 and 1978, but never made it into production.
Production of the T2 series ceased in April 1979.
Length: 4.28 m (166 inches).
Width: 1.75 m (68 inches).
Height: 2.10 m (82 inches).
Weight: 2.075 kg (4565 lb.).
Engine
: Own 4-cylinder boxer, 1.493 cm3 (91 cubic inches) displacement, air-cooled.
Horsepower: 44 at 3.400 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 12 volt, negative ground.
Brakes: Hydraulic.
Tyres: 185 - R14.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 40 liter (9 gallons).
Range: N/A.
Crew: 1 + 7.
Additional: Acquisition price in 1974 was around 36.000,- DKr..
Variants:
VW T2 M231 (90 kb)
VW T2 M261 (75 kb)
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VW T2 M265 (40 kb)


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