Berliet GLR8 Brekina

Brand - Reference

Brekina 85300

Type

Berliet GLR8

Comments

Very good respect of scale.

The cab engraving is quite disappointing, especially the air vents. There are no side window panes, except for small quarter lights! Mirrors to mount are specific and equipped with a small aluminium mirror. They fit in the box.

History

The Berliet GLR8 was produced from 1950 to 1960 in the rounded bonnet form.

I made an attempt of translating the Brekina notice sheet (with Google’s help ?). See this translation.

The French brand Berliet is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles. In 1980, it is part of the Renault group. The GLR 8 is a lorry in the 14 t gross weight category, and it debuted in the late 1940s. Surprisingly, the cab design is not unlike that of the German Krupp. Under the short bonnet, there is a diesel engine 5-cylinder MDU type, 120 hp and 7.9 litres of displacement.

Documents:

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Dimension Actual 1:87 Model
Chassis length 7 635 87.8 87.7
Cab length 2 660 30.6 30.6
Cab width 2 430 27.9 27.9
Cab height 2 520 29.0 28.5
Side beam height 930 10.7 11.3
Wheelbase 4 400 50.6 51.0
Front track 1 950 22.4 23.1
Rear track 1 873 21.5 21.5
Wheel diameter 1 110 1 12.8 12.8
Tyre width 250 2.9 3.2
  1. Approximate size.