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In the late 1950s, many companies, including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, were producing large trucks in the 6-ton class and above, while Hino, Toyota, and others were making compact four-wheeled trucks with capacities of 2 tons and lighter. But none of the makers was producing medium-sized trucks in the 2.5 to 4-ton class. The Jupiter T10 was the first vehicle to fill this gap in the medium truck field. Trucks in this series could carry a high-speed diesel engine that was basically a diesel version of the Jeep gasoline engine, and the series was the first to offer a wide selection of models, including different combinations of wheelbases. In 1958, prototypes were built of the 2.5-ton T10 and the 3-ton T11, and production and sales of both models began the following year. The successor model, the T22, was a full-fledged medium truck with a stronger chassis and a more powerful engine.
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Storage location:MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION MIZUSHIMA PLANT GENERAL AFFAIRS DIV. (1-1, Kaigandori, Mizushima-shi, Okayama-ken 712-8501)
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Year manufactured:1959
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Manufacturer:Shin Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
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Classification:Designs/literature
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Current status:In storage: open to the public
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Jupiter (Model TD10DAH)
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Company name:Mitsubishi Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1959
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Vehicle type/usage:Midsize four-wheel truck
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Model / Weight
Style:Bonnet type truck
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Number of doors:2
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Passenger capacity:3
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Gross vehicle weight:4,400 kg
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Points of interest, topicality:Pioneering midsize truck
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Body / Size
Structure:Steel sheets
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Bumpers:Provided
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Overall length:5400 mm
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Overall width:1900 mm
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Overall height:1960 mm
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Tire size:6.5-16-8P
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Ladder type
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Front axle:Twin semicircle spring type
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Rear axle:Twin semi-elliptical spring type
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Wheelbase:3310 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1370×1400 mm
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Dampers:Cylinder single-acting type
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Stabilizer:None
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 4-cylinder
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Valve train:OHV
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Bore x stroke:79.4×111.1 mm
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Displacement:2199 cc
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Max. power/r.p.m.:61 ps/3600 rpm
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:4 forward speeds
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Drive system:FR
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:Mitsubishi Motor Corporation Shashi, Nihon no Jidoshagijutsu 20 Nenshi (Society of Automobile Engineers of Japan)
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