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Opel Blitz

Description

The Opel Blitz was one of the most widely used German transport vehicles of World War 2. Originally a civilian vehicle, it existed in several versions. The most well-known 3 ton 2x4 and 4x4 chassis was used for a variety of purposes, including cargo truck, tanker truck, different utility vehicles for V2-rockets, ambulance, and radio truck. A lighter 1.5 ton version also existed, as well as a half-track version, the Opel Maultier (mule).

Technical Details

  1.5 ton 3 ton, 4x4
Crew
Crew
  • Driver
  • Co-driver
Physical Characteristics
Weight 1.5 t 2.5 t
Length 5.4 m 5.95 m
Width 1.94 m 2.34 m
Height 2.29 m 3.18 m
Performance
Speed (max) 80 km/h

Images

Camouflaged Opel Blitz.
Opel Blitz with tarpaulin cover.
Opel Blitz Ombibus in North Africa.
Opel Blitz Omnibus as field hospital.

Further Reading

Sources

  1. DOYLE, David. Standard Catalog of German Military Vehicles. Iola, WI : KP Books, 2005. 512 p. ISBN 0-87349-783-X.