|Headquarters||Prague, Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia)|
|Products||trucks, cars, buses, tractors|
|Parent||International Truck Alliance|
Praga Hostivař is a manufacturing company based in Prague, the Czech Republic. The company started as a joint venture in 1907. The factory was largely destroyed in WWII but was rebuilt for production of trucks and buses - since dropped. Today the factory produces components and Machinery. In 2006, it was purchased by International Truck Alliance.
It was founded in 1907 to build motor cars as a venture between Frantisek Ringhoffer and the First Czech-Moravian Machine Factory. Ringhoffer only stayed for one year and in 1909 the trade name 'Praga' was adopted. One of its early models was built under licence from the Italian company of Isotta-Fraschini.
In 1929 Praga merged with ČKD, one of Czechoslovakia's largest engineering companies.
In 1929 ČKD's BD motorcycle was re-branded under the Praga marque. This was an advanced four-stroke single-cylinder unit construction double overhead camshaft model of 500cc designed in 1927 by JF Koch. The "BD" designation was retained as its model name.
In 1932 Praga added a second motorcycle model, the BC. This had a single overhead camshaft engine of 350cc, shaft drive and a pressed steel frame. Praga ended production of both motorcycle models in 1933.
The M53/59 Praga was a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun developed in the late 1950s. It consists of a heavily modified Praga V3S 6 wheel drive truck chassis and twin 30 mm AA autocannon.
- Praga Mignon (od 1911)
- Praga Baby
- Praga Piccolo
- Praga Piccolo 1128
- Praga Super Piccolo
- Praga Lady
- Praga Alfa (1913-1942)
- Praga Golden
- Praga Grand 8 (od 1912) limousine
All Praga automobile production stopped by 1947.
- Praga BD 500 DOHC (1929-1933)
- Praga BC 350 OHC (1932-1933)
- Praga ED 250 (1999-2003) - enduro
- Praga ED 610 (2000-2003) - enduro
- Praga V
- Praga N (1917)
- Praga A150
- Praga RN
- Praga RND -
- Praga RV (1935-1939) - 6x4
- Praga ND
- Praga V3S (1952-1989)
- Praga S5T an improved V3S
- Praga UV100 (prototyp 1985)
- Praga UV120 (prototyp 1985)
- Praga UV80 (od 1992)
- Praga NDO
- Praga RN and RND
- Praga A150 - autobus version of the A150 truck
- Praga LT vz. 38 (od 1938) light tank in service with the German Wehrmacht as Panzer 38(t)
- Praga LTH export version of the LT to Switzerland where it was called the Panzerwagen 39.
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|Praga AT||1933-34||20 hp (15 kW)|
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