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Volvo Longnose
Volvo LV 192 D Truck 1940 2
Manufacturer Volvo
Also called Volvo LV180 - 193
Volvo LV290 - 293
Production 1937 - 1951,
approx. 3,280 produced[1]
Predecessor Volvo LV66-series
Successor Volvo Viking
Class Medium/heavy duty truck
Engine(s) Volvo ohv inline 6
Transmission(s) 4 speed non-syncro manual
Wheelbase 3.4 m (133.9 in) - 4.7 m (185.0 in)[1]
Curb weight 7,500 kg (16,534.7 lb) - 16,000 kg (35,274.0 lb) (gross weight)[1]

The Volvo LV180/190 and 290-series, or the Longnose was a truck produced by Swedish automaker Volvo between 1937 and 1951.

Volvo LV180/190 Edit

The LV180/190-series was presented in the beginning of 1937. The truck shared both front end and engine with the smaller LV90-series while other components were sturdier to cope with heavier loads.[2]

Production ceased in 1943 and the LV180/190-series was replaced by larger versions of the Roundnose.

Volvo LV290 Edit

The "Longnose" LV290 was Volvo’s largest truck so far. With trailing axle the gross weight could reach 13 tonnes. It had a new overhead valve engine, designed by Gotthard Österberg who had come to Volvo when Tidaholm ceased production in 1933. To cover the engine the LV290 had an even longer bonnet than the LV180/190 trucks.[2] During the Second World War many of these trucks had their engines converted to run on wood gas.

From 1947 onwards the LV290 series could be delivered with Volvo’s pre-chamber diesel engine VDB.[3] On these trucks the bonnet had been extended even further to accommodate the large engine. A few trucks were fitted with the larger direct injected VDF engine in 1951 before the Longnose was succeeded by Volvo Titan.

Engines Edit

ModelYearEngine[1]DisplacementPowerType
LV180-1931937-43Volvo FC: I6 ohv4,394 cc (268.1 cu in)90 bhp (67 kW)Petrol engine
LV180-1931937-43Volvo FCH: I6 ohv4,394 cc (268.1 cu in)90 bhp (67 kW)Hesselman engine
LV290-2931937Volvo FA: I6 ohv6,724 cc (410.3 cu in)120 bhp (89 kW)Petrol engine
LV290-2931937Volvo FAH: I6 ohv6,724 cc (410.3 cu in)120 bhp (89 kW)Hesselman engine
LV290-2931938-51Volvo FB: I6 ohv7,565 cc (461.6 cu in)140 bhp (104 kW)Petrol engine
LV290-2931938-46Volvo FBH: I6 ohv7,565 cc (461.6 cu in)140 bhp (104 kW)Hesselman engine
LV290-2931947-51Volvo VDB: I6 ohv8,740 cc (533 cu in)130 bhp (97 kW)Pre-chamber diesel
LV290-2931951Volvo VDF: I6 ohv9,602 cc (585.9 cu in)150 bhp (112 kW)Direct injection diesel

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Olsson, Christer (1987). Volvo - Lastbilarna igår och idag. Malmö, Sweden: Förlagshuset Norden AB. ISBN ISBN 91-86442-76-7. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Volvo Trucks Global - LV18/19
  3. Volvo Trucks Global - L29

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