Technical and tactical data
Empty weight: 5,300 kg
- On the road: 4,500 kg
- In the field: 3000 kg
Towable weight: 8,000 kg
Seats in the cab: 2
- Length: 6530 mm
- Width: 2,500 mm
- Height: 3,160 mm
- Ground clearance: 480 mm
- Length: 4500 mm
- Width: 2,200 mm
Engine: 4-cylinder, diesel, volume 6560 cc, 92 kW
Driving distance: 890 km
Average consumption: 26 l/100 km
Maximum allowable speed: 70 km/h
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In Germany, especially East Germany parts, the W50 is still in use by firefighters. These are mostly the Ifa W50 versions: LF 16 TS8, the tank TLF 16/25 or 16 GMK and the ladder DL30 / 01.
Many vehicles used in large fire departments were after 25-year still well preserved and maintained for the lower cost during operating hours compared with other civilian used vehicles and could be also seen in smaller fire departments across country.
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IFA W50 truck was produced by the automaker Industrieverband Fahrzeugbau (IFA). In total, between years of 1965 – 1990, over 571,789 vehicles of this type were produced in different variants.
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