German All-Terrain Truck 5 t gl (MAN)

German Bundeswehr All-Terrain Truck 5 t gl (MAN)

The vehicle shown here is a 5 t MAN truck fitted with two 2300 l fuel tanks and pump. Vehicles of this type are deployed in fuel transport platoons of the divisional logistics battalions and brigade transport companies. When the situation permits, fuel trucks like the one shown here may operate as mobile gas stations, meeting combat vehicles in the field and refueling them directly. Of course, a group of vehicles bunched together during refueling makes an excellent target for enemy aircraft or artillery, which is why combat vehicles are typically refueled by hand, using 20 l fuel canisters dropped off at designated locations. Bundeswehr armoured and mechanized units have their own supply companies who are in charge of transporting palettized ammunition and fuel canisters near the combat zone.

Available Scale Model Kits

  • Lkw 5 t gl Pritsche MAN 630 L2A, 1:87 ROCO 259
  • Lkw 5 t gl Pritsche MAN 630 L2AE, 1:87 miniTanks 712
    • 4600 l tank plant, 1:87 ROCO 421
    • Jerry Cans on Palettes, 1:87 ROCO 422
    • Ammunition Boxes, 1:87 ROCO 319
    • Artillery Ammunition, 1:87 ROCO 550
  • Lkw 5 t gl mit Kofferaufbau (office body), 1:87 ROCO 260
  • Lkw 5 t gl mit Kofferaufbau (MAN 630 L2A), 1:87 ROCO 431
  • 1:300 Heroics & Ros GM16

Technical Specifications

  • MAN 630 L2A - Lkw 5 t geländegängig
  • Speed: 69 km/h on roads
  • Range: 650 km
  • Length: 7890 mm (7730 mm, shelter type)
  • Width: 2500 mm
  • Height: 3305 mm (2980 mm, shelter type)
  • Weight: 8200 kg (8050 kg, shelter type)
  • Payload: 3 crew plus 5000 kg (12 stretchers, shelter type)

Historical Employment

  • Fahrzeug für Mannschafts- und Materialtransporte (troop and cargo carrier)
  • Stabsfahrzeug (staff office)
  • Fahrzeug für den Wartungs- und Instandsetzungstrupp (field workshop)
  • Funkkraftwagen (radio truck)
  • Großraumkrankenkraftwagen (ambulance, 12 stretchers)
  • TEP-Kraftfahrzeug (Truppen-Entstrahlungs-Platz, decontamination)
  • Werferplattform für Lenkflugkörper DRONE (drone launcher)
  • Flugmelderadar auf Lkw 5 t gl geschl. (airtraffic radar)

The MAN 630 L2A was a standard 5 t utility vehicle of the Bundeswehr until replaced by second generation MAN N 4510 and N 4610 trucks. Its angular shape makes the MAN 630 an attractive model for collectors, diorama builders and wargamers.

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