Specific: Realising that the Landsverk
185 was´nt going
to be a success, the look-out for another armoured
vehicle continued in 1934. Going through the market in
1936 resulted in a contract with Landsverk concerning the
deliverance of 2 M36 hulls mounted on a German
Büssing-NAG chassis at a price around 100.000 DKr a
Basically it was an improved L-181, being a bit longer
and wider than its predecessor.
The Danish designation was PV M 36.
Historical: The 180 was in generally performing
well, though the front axle tended to break down. The car
had 2 drivers, one front and one rear with duplicate
controls. Chains could be mounted at the rear axles in
order to increase traction. Tyres were of the solid
Besides Denmark, Ireland acquired 2 L-180 in early 1937
at a cost of £ 6.000 each, and further 6 were ordered in
April 1939. The first 2 vehicles were delivered in early
Length: 5.87 m (228 inches).
Width: 2.24 m (87 inches).
Height: 2.48 m (97 inches).
Weight: 7.400 kg (16.280 lb.).
Armour: 5 - 9 mm.
Engine: Büssing-NAG L8V V8-cylinder, 7.913 cm3 (346
cubic inches) displacement.
Transmission: 3-speed gearbox.
Transfer case: 2-speed.
Electrical system: N/A.
Tyres: Solid, with air-chambers.
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 120 liter (26 gallons).
Range: 300 km (187 miles).
Armament: One 20 mm machinegun, two 8 mm
machineguns (Type C). 300 rounds were carried to the 20
mm gun and 2.800 rounds for the 8 mm guns.
Additional: Max. speed: 65 km/h.