The tank pumper IFA W50 TLF16 can work independently, but usually is used in conjunction with other fire-fighting and special vehicles on fire and accident sites. The TLF 16 based on the W50 LA and was in the former GDR widespread use. The front end is made in all-steel construction. Cab and crew part form a unit and provide up to six seats for ask force crew. The rear structure is manufactured as a case in composite construction with equipment rooms for side loading. In addition to the 2,000 liter water tank, 500 liter foaming agent tank is also permanently installed.
Specifications | IFA W50 TLF16:
- Chassis: VEB IFA automobile plant in the city of Ludwigsfelde
- Engine: R4 – cylinder, four-stroke diesel
- Displacement: 6.56 liters
- Transmission: 5-speed change gear
- Power: 92 kW/125 hp at 2600 rev/min
- Wheelbase: 3,62m
- Maximum speed: 90 km/h
- Crew: 1 + 5
- Max. Total weight: 10,300 kg
- Length: 7,085m
- Width: 2.5m
- Height: 3.1m
Ifa W50 from GDR army Ifa W50 from Iraqi army Front view of Ifa W50 Ifa W50 inside look into driver’s cabin Ifa W50 view inside cargo area Ifa W50 complete side view of this military version truck Destroyed Ifa W50 trucks in desert color during Iran-Iraq war in the 80s or during gulf war in 1991
InGermany,especiallyEast Germany parts,theW50isstillinuseby firefighters. Thesearemostlythe Ifa W50versions:LF 16TS8, thetankTLF16/25or16GMKandtheladderDL30/01.
Many vehiclesused inlargefire departmentswereafter 25-year still well preservedandmaintainedforthelower cost during operating hourscomparedwith other civilian usedvehiclesandcould be also seen in smallerfire departments across country.