DAF YA-126 Truck
1951 to 1959
4.62 liter 6-cylinder
The DAF YA-126 (DAF Wep) was a light military truck that DAF produced for the Dutch Army as a successor to the Dodge WC series between 1951 and 1959 in 3496 copies. Due to changes in requirements, the model series in the Dutch Army was partly replaced by the DAF YA 4440/4442 or Land Rover models .
In the 1950s, the fleet of the Royal Dutch Army consisted mainly of vehicles of the Allies of the Second World War . The maintenance of obsolete original British and American vehicles and the supply of spare parts became increasingly a logistical problem, so a renewal was inevitable. On December 20, 1951 DAF received a first order from the government in the amount of 175 million guilders . This money was a measure of the Marshall Plan for the Reconstruction of Europe, Overall, between 1951 and 1956, orders totaled 393,583,005 guilders for the delivery of three different types of military trucks, in addition to the YA-126 also the DAF YA-328 and the DAF YA-314/324 nicknamed simply Wep.
The DAF YA-126 was designed to replace the stock of the Dodge WC Series wagons left in the Netherlands, which was used to carry six people or as an ambulance . The value of a DAF-YA 126 was 25,000 guilders. This price was on the dashboard, probably to stop the drivers to protect the material.
In 1979, the ambulance / ambulance models still in use were converted to reconnaissance vehicles / radio wagons. At the same time, the suspension of the DAF YA-126 began, which was partly replaced by the DAF YA 4440/4442 or Land Rover models due to the changing requirements of the Dutch army . In 1997, the last DAF YA-126 model was decommissioned by the Dutch army.
Type designation: The official type designation:
Y = military vehicle
A = General
1 = capacity in tons
2 = construction series, the YA-126 there was no series 1, since the prototype DAF YA-116 consisted only of drawings.
6 = number of wheels. Basically, only the two rear were driven, and the other by means of switchable four- wheel drive.
- Truck General, Standard Weapons Transporter.
- Ambulance Car YA-126 GWT with box body. The GWT received a heater for this purpose in front and in the back, since originally there was no heater installed in the YA-126.
- Radio service or reconnaissance vehicle with tarpaulin hood YA-126 ECB, or with steel box body YA-126 FM.
- Workshop trolley with winch
- fire engine
- Hercules JXC 4.62 liter 6-cylinder, 4-stroke SV valve control gasoline engine, liquid-cooled
- Power: 102 hp at 3200 rpm
- Max. Torque : 285 Nm at 1400 rpm
- BorgWarner 4-speed manual, synchronized
Suspension front and rear
- Two torsion bars
- Two wishbones
- Double-acting hydraulic shock absorbers
- Drum brakes hydraulic with brake booster
- On-board voltage: 24 volts - 2 batteries each of 12 volts, capacity: 120 Ah.
Dimensions and weights
- Height: 1820-2180 mm
- Length: 4550 mm
- Width: 2100 mm
- Weight: 3400 kg
- Payload: 1000 kg
- Max. Total weight: 4400 kg
- Max. Front axle pressure: 2100 kg
- Max. Rear / tandem set: 2300 kg.
- Max. Speed on the road: 80 km / h
- Range: 500 km
- Turning circle: 14.28 meters.
- Gradeability: 65%
- Wading ability: 76 cm.
- Ground clearance: 42 cm.
- On-slope angle: 40 °
- Two fuel tanks of 55 liters each