TATRA 805

Price starting at:
€5,000


General

Produced 1953-1960
Notable for

Engine

Type Tatra T-603 A
Fuel gasoline
Power 55 kW
Maximum Torque
Displacement

Variants

 

Dimensions

Curb Weight 5,200 T
Wheelbase
Crew 2
Height 2,630 m
Length 4,720 m
Width 2,040 m
Ground Clearance 0,400 m

Policy

Driving Licence Car
Can be transported in a container?
Requires an Export Licence?

Driving capacities

Fuel Capacity 100 L
Fuel Consumption 24 l / 100 km
Speed on Road 75 km / h
Speed Cross-country 20 km/h
Payload 2,250 T

Transmission

Type dry

Other

Voltage 12 V
Tyre Size 10h50 - 16h

Description

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Tatra 805 (slang Kačena (Duck), according to the howling sound of the engine under load and shifting) is a light off-road truck manufactured by Tatra (later AZNP Mladá Boleslav, Závody VI Lenina Plzeň and Avia Prague) in the years 1952 to 1960 It was developed primarily for the needs of the army on the basis of a special assignment. The military required a car capable of driving in difficult terrain and with high traction. It is a smaller, gasoline-powered sister of PRAGA V3S.

The T 805 chassis was structurally connected to the chassis of previous prototypes of special off-road cars T 803 and T 804; all their advantages were used. The main difference, however, was the use of a trambus cabin; this required a change in the position of the driver's seat. Tyre size: 10.50 R 16

Use
The Tatra 805 was a typical truck of the Czechoslovak People's Army, where it was used in many versions. The most widespread version was the flatbed, but today we more often encounter vehicles with various box bodies (radio car, ambulance, or a vehicle with a special box body designed for firefighters). Of the special versions, it is possible to mention, for example, a tank vehicle or a lightweight vehicle with a canvas roof of a cabin intended for paratroopers. A light armored vehicle OA-82 Jarmila was also built on the chassis of the Tatra 805. The cars were also used by the then Public Security.

In the civil sector, the T 805 were also used as delivery or sweeping trucks, vehicles with special box bodies of the closed box type in a striking silver color, which was used, for example, by Czechoslovak film. Towards the end of the era of the life of the T 805, the flatbed vehicle was used in cities to deliver coal. However, such use of a purebred off-road vehicle was quite uneconomical. Vehicles decommissioned from the army were often continued to be used by voluntary fire brigades.

Perhaps the most famous Tatras 805 are special lacquered for famous travelers - silver-vermilion red (green leather upholstery) Ing. Sigismund and silver-blue metallic (beige leather) Ing. The cars have, among other things, higher windshields, split door windows (folding front fan), dethermal windows, thermally insulated surface panels, some on-board instruments T-603, including an extra-reinforced steering wheel, etc. The first of these vehicles is currently in the collection of the Tatra company museum in Kopřivnice and the other, reconstructed from the wreck, is in the private collection of Karel Loprais. The vehicles also included lifts with a load capacity of 3/4 t with an inertia brake.

The third place among Tatra 805 touring cars is the Tatra 805 Expedition, which traveled from Africa to Asia, Australia and America (South) from 1989 to 2011. She covered more than 60,000 km on her travels.


Engine


Tatra 805 was powered by a gasoline eight-cylinder air-cooled engine type T 603A. It was one of many variants of this most versatile internal combustion engine, with modifications adapting the engine to the given application. The engine had a displacement of 2545 cm³ (bore 75 mm, stroke 72 mm) and power limited to 75 hp at 4000 rpm. The engine differed from the versions for passenger cars mainly by the use of only one carburetor, lower degree of compression, pressure cooling fans (in the right axis, in selected versions both, was mounted dynamo) and "dry" crankcase with double (suction and lubrication from separate sheet metal tanks connected to a different sheet metal cover of the engine front) by an oil pump - this allowed the cars to overcome even very steep climbs without the risk of failure to lubricate the engine. The specific sound of the cooling fans is the cause of the slang designation Píšťala (Flute).

Transmission


The gearbox was four-speed and was connected to a two-speed additional gearbox. The cars had a permanent rear axle drive, the front axle drive could be engaged with a special gear lever. Switching on all-wheel drive was a condition for the possibility of shifting reduced gears. The drivetrain was also equipped with a differential lock. The vehicle's transmission also allowed the use of another special device, the drive of which could be switched on with a special lever. Most often, this device was a compressor for inflating tires. The control of the car when driving off-road was further facilitated by "hand throttle".

Chassis


The Tatra 805 chassis was a prime example of a design for use in an off-road vehicle. It consisted of a spine frame, which was followed by axle transmissions at the front and rear. The axles were pivoting, with reductions in the wheels, which made it possible to reduce the stress on the axles, increase the ground clearance of the vehicle, increase the overall gear ratio, and thus the maximum traction force. Due to the fact that the axles were close to each other, it had the smallest breaking angle of all the cars (ie the angle between the slope and then the plane). The Praga V3S would also take a similar slope, but would bend the cardan shaft at the break. The suspension of both axles was torsion bars and thanks to them the vehicle behaved very comfortably on the road even at higher speeds. The combination of torsion bars, small axle distances, wheel reductions and thus a higher center of gravity, swayed to the sides when driving off-road, and thus also earned the slang designation Kačena. The Tatra 805 reached a maximum speed of around 75–80 km / h on the road with an average consumption of around 20 to 25 liters of petrol. Of course, fuel consumption was higher in the field.

The weak point of the T 805 were single-circuit hydraulic drum brakes without a booster. The braking effect was insufficient, this was manifested mainly when braking a loaded vehicle from higher speeds, or when overcoming long descents, when the braking effect of the engine was not sufficient.

Use


The Tatra 805 was a typical truck of the Czechoslovak People's Army, where it was used in many versions. The most widespread version was the flatbed, but today we more often encounter vehicles with various box bodies (radio car, ambulance, or a vehicle with a special box body designed for firefighters). Of the special versions, it is possible to mention, for example, a tank vehicle or a lightweight vehicle with a canvas roof of a cabin intended for paratroopers. A light armored vehicle OA-82 Jarmila was also built on the chassis of the Tatra 805. The cars were also used by the then Public Security.

In the civil sector, the T 805 were also used as delivery or sweeping trucks, vehicles with special box bodies of the closed box type in a striking silver color, which was used, for example, by Czechoslovak film. Towards the end of the era of the life of the T 805, the flatbed vehicle was used in cities to deliver coal. However, such use of a purebred off-road vehicle was quite uneconomical. Vehicles decommissioned from the army were often continued to be used by voluntary fire brigades.

Perhaps the most famous Tatras 805 are special lacquered for famous travelers - silver-vermilion red (green leather upholstery) Ing. Sigismund and silver-blue metallic (beige leather) Ing. The cars have, among other things, higher windshields, split door windows (folding front fan), dethermal windows, thermally insulated surface panels, some on-board instruments T-603, including an extra-reinforced steering wheel, etc. The first of these vehicles is currently in the collection of the Tatra company museum in Kopřivnice and the other, reconstructed from the wreck, is in the private collection of Karel Loprais. The vehicles also included lifts with a load capacity of 3/4 t with an inertia brake.

The third place among Tatra 805 touring cars is the Tatra 805 Expedition, which traveled from Africa to Asia, Australia and America (South) from 1989 to 2011. She covered more than 60,000 km on her travels.

 

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