A Glimpse into the Past: The FN Tricar 1939 from Belgium

Sejarah Motor Klasik - FN Tricar 1939 dari Belgia

KustomGaras - Unveiled in 1939, the FN (Fabrique Nationale) Tricar T3 was a unique three-wheeled motorcycle designed for the Belgian Army. Within the military, this rickshaw-like motorcycle served a multipurpose role, transporting troops, officers, ammunition, radio communication equipment, telephones, fuel, food, and even machine guns.

A Motorcycle Built for Versatility and Durability

Truly a multi-purpose and heavy-duty motorcycle, even an armored prototype was developed. FN itself operated a fire-fighting Tricar for their own factory's fire department.

Sejarah Motor Perang FN Tricar 1939 dari Belgia

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The 1939 FN Tricar war motorcycle could carry a load of up to 550 kg (1,213 lbs), with a top speed of 75 km/h (47 mph). Quite impressive for a large-bodied motorcycle like this, considering its own vehicle weight of around 425 kg (937 lbs).

To facilitate the repair process, FN engineers divided the frame into two sections at the seat level.

Specifications of the 1937 FN Tricar

  • Length: 3.4 meters (11.2 feet
  • Width: 1.7 meters (5.6 feet)
  • Height: 1.5 meters (4.9 feet)
  • Engine: 2 x engines generating 4000 rpm
  • Armament: 1 x FN-Hotchkiss machine gun
  • Crew: 1
  • Passengers: 4
Sejarah Motor Perang Klasik FN Tricar 1939 dari Belgia

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A Testament to FN's Engineering Prowess

The FN Tricar 1939 stands as a testament to FN's engineering prowess and ability to produce versatile and durable vehicles. Its unique design and multipurpose capabilities made it an invaluable asset to the Belgian Army during World War II. Despite its relatively short production run, the FN Tricar has left a lasting mark on military motorcycle history.

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