German Light Truck, Opel Blitz 2,5 32 (ICM)

This is the ICM 35401 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German Light Truck, Opel Blitz 2,5 32’.

German Light Truck, Opel Blitz 2,5 32

Only 698 exemplars of the one and a half ton model of the new Opel Blitz were made from December 1930 to June 1931.

The vehicle was propelled by a 40 HP four-cylinder engine with a cylinder capacity of 2594 ccm.

Some vehicles of this type were procured by the Reichswehr with Krankenkraftwagen (Kfz.31) – ambulance – car bodies. These were taken over by the Wehrmacht, later.

Source: Kfz der Whermacht website


German 3 Ton 4×2 Cargo Truck (Tamiya)

This is the Tamiya 35 291-3000 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘German 3 Ton 4×2 Cargo Truck’.

German 3 Ton 4x2 Cargo Truck


Ideal choice for German Army – The German army in WWII used a wide variety of wheeled vehicles as part of their overall strategy of fast mechanized warfare. Among the most widely used was the 3 ton 4×2 Cargo Truck, a truck design that was first produced in the 1930s. From 1937 to 1944, over 78,000 medium 3 ton 4×2 Cargo Trucks were produced and they became the most recognized German army truck in WWII.

Featuring a dependable 6-cylinder gasoline engine, the 3 ton 4×2 Cargo Truck could take on a very large payload disproportionate to its size. It also featured a durable rear wheel-drive chassis with superior off-road handling and a large cargo area, which enabled superb load-carrying capacity.

They proved to be not only extremely reliable, but also very versatile, and were employed in a wide variety of roles, including fuel truck, ambulance, radio truck, as well as general-purpose cargo truck and was until the end of war used to transport troops and supplies on all fronts.

Source: Tamiya website


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