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Terrängbil (tgb) 12

Concurrent with the development of the new Swedish all-terrain vehicle generation (tgb 11, 13, 20) in the 1970s an amfibious variant was tested. The vehicle, designated tgb 12, was based on tgb 13.
The entire body was sealed, and exhaust and intake moved to the top, which was changed to an open canvas-covered configuration for rapid evacuation.
The vehicle has an all-wheel drive configuration on land, and propulsion in water is by a water jet placed in the rear.
Five prototypes were produced, and trials were made in 1972-73 at a reconnaisance platoon in Strängnäs. The project was cancelled for budget reasons before series production started.
Today three of the five vehicles have survived. Two are owned by the Swedish Army Museum, and the third is privately owned in Norway.
Prior to the development of tgb 12, trials were made with an amfibious conversion of tgb 903 (predecessor to tgb 11), but that vehicle used a propeller drive.

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Volvo

Manufacturer's designation

C300

Swedish military designation

Tgb 12

Manufacturing year

1972

Vehicles produced

5

Vehicles in service in Sweden

5

Engine

Volvo B30A liquid cooled inline 6-cyl petrol engine. 183 cu.in 117 hp

Transmission

Manual 4-speed gearbox. Transfer gearbox with high-low.

Top speed

50 mph / 5 kts

Crew

1

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