The FH series semi-tractor truck was released in the fall of 1993 and became Volvo's primary truck. In 1994, it was awarded the prestigious Truck of the Year title. It's huge 12-liter inter cooled turbo diesel engine was known as the Euro 2, and was the result of state-of-the-art engineering technology for its day.
The Tamiya rendition faithfully captures the truck's form with the use of ABS plastic body parts and a number of metal chassis components. The chassis is built for durability as it uses aluminum side channels with resin cross members. Drivability is accomplished by power from the front-mounted motor and is transmitted via a propeller shaft to the rear axle; built-in differential gears guarantee smooth cornering. Gear changes can be made via a separately-sold Tamiya 4-channel transmitter which controls the shift changes to the 3-speed transmission.
4ch Radio System
7.2V Battery Pack
8 x AA batteries
Length: 17.32 inches (440mm)
Width: 7.40 inches (188mm)
Wheelbase: 10.71 inches (272mm)
Front Tread: 6.14 inches (156mm)
Rear Tread: 5.43 inches (138mm)
Weight: 5.07 lbs. (2300g)
Gear Ratio: 10.6:1 - With the 3-speed gearbox, 10.6:1, 17.7:1 and 32.4:1 are possible