Oldtimers picture gallery. Trucks. Praga RV.
Years of production: 1935-1940
6x4 2-ton cargo truck, available weight of trailer - 2 tons
Overall production: by different sources - 5500 or 3000 or 2500 or 2033
Engine: water pump cooling straight 6-cyl SV, 4-stroke, 3468cc 68hp/2600rpm
Pritschenwagen (cargo version): length - 5690mm, width - 2000mm, height - 2500mm (2090mm without canvas)
Cargo platform: length - 3000mm, width - 1800mm, board height - ?mm
Wheelbase: 3560+920mm (by another source - 3100+920mm)
Front wheel track: 1350mm, independent suspension with torsion bars
Rear track: 1500mm - both axles, leaf springs suspension
Road clearance: 260mm
Water ford depth: ?mm
Turning radius: 7,5 m
Compression ratio: 5,8 : 1
Carburetter: one Solex 40 RIF
Battery: 12 Volt, 60 or 75 Ah
Radiator: from 6 replaceable standard sections
Gearbox: 4-speed + back
Ratios: I - 5,95, II - 3,07, III - 1,785, IV - 1,00
Transfer box: 2-speed, highway - 2,785, offroad - 4,89
Differential ratio: 2,66
Brakes: liquid, on all wheels, hand brakes - on cardan shaft
Rear 3-ton winch
Weight: Pritschenwagen (cargo) - 3810kg
Maximal speed on highway: 60-70 km/h, with trailer - 40 km/h
Tyres: 6,00x20 inches, wheel air compressor
Petrol tank capacity: 122+15 L
Fuel consumption: 35 L/100km, with trailer - 49 L/100km, offroad consumption - ? L/100km
This truck was widely used in armies of Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Romania. After 1938 - in German Wehrmacht.
In 1939 Praga RV won offroad competition in Peru.
Modifications: floodlight, radio van (Praga RVR), field repair shop van, ambulance, head quarters bus.
Photos and data are from:
Werner Oswald's book "Kraftfahrzeuge und Panzer der Reichwehr,Wehrmacht und Bundeswehr", 1982, Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart.
Bart Vanderveen's book "Historic Military Vehicles Directory", "After the Battle" publication, 1989.
Article by lieutenant-colonel Jiri Hasek on the Official site of Praga.
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Last updated 7 V 2001.