German Bundeswehr Truck 5 t gl
MAN 630 »Emma«

German Bundeswehr All-Terrain Truck 5 t gl MAN 630 »Emma«

The vehicle shown here is a 5 t truck, MAN 630 L2AE, 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 L2AE, 1:35 Perfect Scale 35057
  • Lkw 5 t gl Pritsche, MAN 630 L2AE, 1:50 Golden Oldis G0003041
  • Lkw 5 t gl Pritsche, MAN 630 L2AE, 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
  • Lkw 5 t gl Pritsche, MAN 630 L2AE, 1:144 Revell 3351
  • Lkw 5 t gl Pritsche, MAN 630 L2AE, 1:300 Heroics&Ros GM16

Technical Specifications

  • MAN 630 – 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 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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