German m.gl.Lkw. and m.Lkw (A-Type), Medium All-Terrain Truck

m.gl.Lkw. - Medium All-Terrain Truck Opel Blitz

The Opel Blitz 3 ton A-Typ 4×4 cargo truck became the standard medium truck of the German army, replacing earlier 4×2 medium trucks and 6×6 l.E.Lkw light standard trucks which were more expensive to produce. As the war progressed, other automobile manufacturers were ordered to produce the Opel Blitz A-Typ truck instead of their own medium truck types. Nearly 25,000 Opel Blitz A-Typ trucks were produced at the Opel Brandenburg/Havel plant alone, not counting thousands of similar A-Typ trucks produced by Mercedes-Benz, Borgward, and Klöckner-Deutz. When these manufacturers resumed their truck production after the war, they turned out more of the popular A-Typ trucks.

Available Scale Model Kits

  • Opel Blitz 3,6-6700A
    • Opel Blitz 3 t (Einheitskofferaufbau), 1:35 Italeri 368
    • Opel Blitz 3 t Cargo Truck, Die Cast (grey), 1:72 CDC 3172
    • Opel Blitz 3 t Cargo Truck, Die Cast (dark yellow), 1:72 CDC 3173
    • Opel Blitz 3 t Cargo Truck (open), Die Cast (grey), 1:72 CDC 3170
    • Opel Blitz 3 t Cargo Truck (open), Die Cast (dark yellow), 1:72 CDC 3171
    • Opel Blitz 3 t Cargo Truck & 7.5 cm L/46 PaK 40, 1:76 Airfix 02315
    • Opel Blitz 3 t Cargo Truck & 7.5 cm L/46 PaK 40, 1:76 Heller 79994
    • Opel Blitz 3 t Cargo Truck (Einheits Cab), 1:76 Archer Models WGE03B
    • Opel Blitz 3-ton (Resin x2), 15 mm Battlefront Miniatures GE431
    • Opel Blitz 3-ton Truck (x2), 15 mm Battlefront Miniatures GE430
    • Opel Blitz 3-ton Truck (x5), 1:285 GHQ G25
    • Opel Blitz 3 t (Einheitskofferaufbau), 1:285 GHQ G66
    • Opel Blitz 3-ton Truck, 1:300 Heroics & Ros G092
  • Borgward B3000A/D
  • Klöckner-Deutz A330
  • Mercedes-Benz L3000A
    • Mercedes-Benz L3000A Cargo Truck, 1:76 Milicast G84

Technical Specifications

  • Designation: m.gl.Lkw – mittlerer (geländegängiger) Lkw, 4×4
  • Engine: Opel 3.6 liter 6-cylinder, I-I-W-F, 3626 cc, 68 hp @ 3000 rpm
  • Maximum Speed: 80 km/h
  • Range: 300 km on Roads, 230 km Cross-Country
  • Transmission: 5 Forward, 1 Reverse, two gear ratios
  • Brakes: hydraulic
  • Tires: 7.50-20
  • Wheelbase: 3450 mm
  • Length: 6020 mm
  • Width: 2265 mm
  • Height: 2175 mm
  • Weight: 2810 kg
  • Payload: 3290 kg
  • Production: 1940–1944
  • Historical Employment:
    • German Army, 1939 – May 1945
    • Romanian Army

Bibliography

  • Frank, Reinhard: Lastkraftwagen der Wehrmacht (Eggolsheim 1999)

The Opel Blitz 4×4 A-Typ medium truck became the standard utility truck of German army. Scale models of the Opel Blitz A-Typ are available from many popular manufacturers.

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