The Mercedes Benz L3500 was a 3.5 ton truck that was sold extensively in Europe, South America and India during the 50's. It could easily run at speeds of 80 km/hr and as a magazine printed 'the new Mercedes-Benz truck with a well-refined diesel engine easily filters into modern high-speed traffic'. A higher payload of 4.5 ton came up in 1953 and was designated as L312.
In India, TATA (Telco) made the L3500 in large numbers so much so that her 60,000th truck rolled out in 1962.
The DL17 aerial ladder with a manual drive could be extended to a length of 17 meters and was fixed atop this 1950 Mercedes-Benz fire truck model in the (then) West German town of Bensheim that lies at the end of the Odenwald mountains.
This is a highly detailed metal model.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Ladder can be extended|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||10.5 x 4.5 x 5|
|Color||Red / Silver|