Specific: In 1966 the 6th
Danish Signal Battalion received 31 Mercedes-Benz
LA911/36 trucks with petrol-engines and mounted with
Peter Bauer shelters. The reason for being petrol powered
was, that the trucks were NATO-property and that NATO at
that time demanded that tactical trucks were powered by
These are probably the only Mercedes 911 ever produced
with petrol engines.
The shelters were covered with steel plates and were
prone to rust. For that reason they were rebuild twice,
in 1980´s and 1990´s.
10 vehicles were equipped as multiplex- and 20 as radio
relay trucks. The remaining truck was used by the
battalions electronic maintenance team.
They were superseded by diesel powered Mercedes-Benz
LA911/36 through the 1970´s and 1980´s.
Historical: As for the diesel engined LA911.
Height: 3.37 m (131 inches).
Engine: Own 6-cylinder, liquid cooled.
Transfer case: 2-speed.
Electrical system: 24V, negative ground.
Brakes: Hydraulic, compressed air assisted.
Tyres: 8.25 - 20.
without preparation: 0.9 m (35 inches).
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: N/A.
Crew: 1 + 2.
Additional: The engine was a
contemporary diesel modified for petrol with new cylinder
head, distributor, carburettor and fuel-pump.