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Landsverk 180, 6 x 4 (Rear view, right side)


Rear view, right side

Picture courtesy of The Guard Hussar Regiment Historical Collection

Danish Army 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 piece.
Basically it was an improved L-181, being a bit longer and wider than its predecessor.
The Danish designation was PV M 36.
: 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 cushion type.
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 1938.
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.).
: 5 - 9 mm.
: Büssing-NAG L8V V8-cylinder, 7.913 cm3 (346 cubic inches) displacement.
Horsepower: 180.
Transmission: 3-speed gearbox.
Transfer case: 2-speed.
Electrical system: N/A.
Brakes: Hydraulic.
Tyres: Solid, with air-chambers.
Fording depth:
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).
Crew: 5.
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.

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