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Terrängbpersonbil (Tgb) m/43 – Volvo TPV

In 1943, the Swedish Armed forces needed an all-terrain command car. The task was given to Volvo who used parts from their civilian car and truck lines to speed up the project. The frame came from the light truck LV101. By putting steering knuckles on the rear axle, a front axle was developed that was driven by a new transfer case. The body was made by slightly modifying the well-known taxi cab PV801/802. In spite of the long wheelbase, good approach and departure angles still made terrain performance acceptable.

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Manufacturer

Volvo AB, Sweden

Manufacturer's designation

TPV

Swedish military designation

Terrängpersonbil (Tgb) m/43

Manufacturing year

1944-1946

Vehicles produced

210

Vehicles in service in Sweden

208

Engine

Volvo EC, in-line 6-cylinder water-cooled petrol engine 224 cu.in 84 hk

Transmission

Manual 4-speed gearbox, 4x4, rear differential lock

Weight

Curb weight: 5,066 lbs / Gross Weight 6,167 lbs

Crew

1 + radiooperatör

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