AHN Factsheet

1937 renault AGK 1941 renault AHN 1948 renault 208 1960 renault galion
Family lines: Pre war AGK, early AHN, 1948 "208" and post-war Galion.

Renault was one of the pioneers in COE-trucks (Cab Over Engine) in the 30's and one of the big players in trucks. The French army required new military vehicles for various purposes and found the normal civilian versions too complicated and difficult to service. All manufacurers where invited to hasten their standard production into war effort. Renault looked ahead and started a program of 3 weight classes: 2, 3,5 and 5 ton to incorporate the newest production techniques from the U.S.A., revolutionazing production and service.
On february 10 1940 the prototype Renault AHN is revealed at the factory in Billancourt, Paris.

All post-war AH-series and some early have their frontlights on the frontsheet. Build in front lights are war production.

The last 47 AHN's where deliverd in June 1944 to the Wehrmacht.

Most AHN where equiped with "wirbelluftfilter" (vortex air filter) make Neumann for eastern service.

The majority of the 44/45 AHN production was equipped with a Renault or Imbert-Renault gazogene system.


Renault facts:
Louis Renault was abroad and had a lot of trouble getting into the country when France was invaded by Germany. Renault had a tough choice: produce for the Germans or dismantling and deportation of his workforce. The Renault factories were administrated by Prinz Von Urach ( Wilhelm III Fürst von Urach *27. September 1897 Stuttgart †8. August 1957 in München, who will later be the press attaché of Daimler-Benz from 1946). Renault produced also spare parts for the SdKfz 7 and SdKfz 11. Most of the archives have been lost during the allied bombings of 1944. The Germans had the production up and running in no time. Louis Renault was a fragiel, sick person by 1944. He was imprisoned for colaborating and died while in prison. The production at Renault was vital to the rebuilding of France and was therefore nationalised. One of the greatest car pioneers and stil not cleared from the shadow of colaboration.


AHS AHN 1 AHN 2 AHN 3 AHR

Weigthclass

2 t

3.5 t

3.5 t

3.5 t

5 t

Releasedate

 

Feb 10 1940

 

 

1939

Production Start

 

March 1941

November 1944

June 1946

Late 1939

Production End

 

July 1944

June 1946

1947

 

Production numbers

 

15.610

8.400

2000

 

Planned production 1943

 

7.000

 -

 

 

Production 1943

 

1.730

 -

 

 

Planned production 1944

 

9.860

 -

 

 

Production 1944

 

2.138

 -

 

 

Chassisnumbers

 

from 1008234

 

 

1018500 - 1036500


Cab

The cab of the AHN and AHR are identical. The AHS-cab is 12 cm lower and 30 cm less wide. Al use the roofhatch that is 10x19 cm for ventilation. Also on most AHx the front window opens.


Engine

AHSAHN / AHR

 

Renault 622 (same as Vivastella)

Type

4 cylinder gasoline

6 cylinder gasoline

displacement

2383 cc

4.086 cc

Bore x stroke

 

120 x 85 mm

Firing cycle

 

1.5.3.6.2.4.

Spark plug electrodes

 

0.5mm

Power

50 HP

75 HP at 2800 rpm

Power with woodgas

 

52 HP

Cooling

Water circulation pump

Water circulation pump

Carburator

 

Type 40 FAPI Solex


Other

AHS AHN AHR

Gearbox

 

4 forward, 1 reverse

4 forward, 1 reverse

Fuel consumption

 

30L per 100Km

 

Max speed

 

70 km/h

 

Lenght

 

6,45 m

 

Width

 

2,33 m

 

Height

 

2,60 m

 

Weight

 

3.540 kg (incl. driver)

 

Cargo bay Lenght

 

 

5,64 m

Cargo bay Width

 

 

1,86 m

Cargo floor surface

 

 

10,49 square meter

Max Advance angle

 

 

27 °


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