DAF in action -- vs Unimog

Robo McDuff

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Maybe I should have put this in the Unimog thread, but the Unimoggers would have been sad ;).


If you let it run after the finish, it will show a trial ruin of the big brotter "Fat Daf" YA 328

Or just go directly to that video

 

Robo McDuff

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Some historic DAF in action video.


Pay attention around the 20 min part how the Personnel Carrier crosses the ditch, and then does it backwards at the same speed.
 

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I'd be interested to see how a Unimog cargo truck (rather than the much heavier radio truck) on tires the size of the ones on the DAF would have done. Or just the taller/wider tires on the radio truck.

The DAFs may not be the most visually appealing vehicles (I like them, but then I like M35A3s too, so...), but the engineering is very good. The mounting of the spare tires on spindles to act as anti-high-center rollers is clever.

Cheers
 
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Robo McDuff

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I'd be interested to see how a Unimog cargo truck (rather than the much heavier radio truck) on tires the size of the ones on the DAF would have done. Or just the taller/wider tires on the radio truck.

The DAFs may not be the most visually appealing vehicles (I like them, but then I like M35A3s too, so...), but the engineering is very good. The mounting of the spare tires on spindles to act as anti-high-center rollers is clever.

Cheers
Don't forget the H set-up of the drive train without a big differential in the rear middle and no axels going toward the middle in front either; that helps getting through deep rutts in mud as well.
 
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