German 3 t Medium Truck
m.Lkw. (S-Type)

Klöckner-Deutz S3000 Medium Truck, m.Lkw. (S-Type)

The 3000S or S-Typ standard 3 ton medium utiliy truck was developed under the Schell-Programm, intended to standardize German wartime automobile production and conserve valuable resources. The 3000S model was produced by Borgward, Ford, Magirus, Mercedes-Benz, and Opel with minor variations. Various open, closed, house type, and tanker body variants of the 3000S became available. Starting in 1944, new S-Typ medium trucks were fitted with the Einheitsfahrerhaus replacement cab made of wood or high density fibreboard, instead of the earlier steel cab.

Available Scale Model Kits

  • Opel Blitz 3.6-36S
    • Opel Blitz 3 t (S-Typ), 1:35 Italeri 216
    • Opel Blitz 3 t (S-Typ) Steel and Wood Cab, 1:72 Academy 13404
    • Opel Blitz 3 t (S-Typ), 1:72 ESCI 8355
    • Opel Blitz 3 t (S-Typ), 2 cm FlaK-Vierling 38 Sfl., 1:72 ESCI 8366
    • Opel Blitz 3 t Cargo Truck, 1:72 Hobby Master
    • Opel Blitz 3 t Cargo Truck, 1:72 Italeri 7014
    • Opel Blitz 3 t Cargo Truck, 1:72 Roden 710
    • Opel Blitz 3 t (S-Typ) with House-Type Body, 1:72 ESCI 8342
    • Opel Blitz 3 t (S-Typ) Cargo Truck, 1:87 Wiking 3359
    • Opel Blitz 3 t (S-Typ) Truck with High Stake Side Bed, 1:87 Herpa 744744
  • Borgward B3000S
    • Borgward B3000, Lkw 3 t Cargo Truck, 1:87 Arsenal-M
    • Borgward B3000, Lkw 3 t with House-Type Body, 1:87 Arsenal-M
    • Borgward B3000, Lkw 3 t Tanker, 1:87 Arsenal-M
  • Ford V3000S/G917T
    • Ford V3000S early conv. for Italeri Opel Blitz, 1:72 Modell Trans MT72054
    • Ford G 917 T »Barrel Nose« Airfield Tanker, Herpa 744652
  • Ford V3000S/G198TS
    • Ford V3000S/G198TS, 1:35 Airpress
    • Ford V3000S/G198TS, 1:76 Matador 76G-31
    • Ford V3000S/G198TS Maultier, 1:76 Matador 76G-32
  • Ford B3000S
  • Klöckner-Deutz S3000
    • Klöckner-Deutz S330 / S 3000, 1:35 New Connection Models NC3577
    • Klöckner-Deutz S3000 Cargo Truck, 1:87 adp-Modelle 506192
    • Klöckner-Deutz S3000 Cargo Truck, 1:87 Busch Military 80040
  • MAN E3000
    • MAN E3000, 1:76 Matador 76G34
  • Mercedes-Benz L3000S
    • Mercedes-Benz L3000S Cargo Truck, 1:35 Airmodel 1040
    • Mercedes-Benz L3000S Cargo Truck, 1:35 ICM 35420
    • Mercedes-Benz L3000S Cargo Truck, 1:35 Italeri 287
    • Mercedes-Benz L3000S Cargo Truck, 1:35 Tamiya 32402
    • Mercedes-Benz L3000S Cargo Truck, 1:48 Academy 1500
    • Mercedes-Benz L3000S Cargo Truck, 1:48 Bandai MA00708
    • Mercedes-Benz L3000S Cargo Truck, 1:48 Iron Division 48021
    • Mercedes-Benz L3000S Cargo Truck, 1:72 Plastic Soldier Company
    • Mercedes-Benz L3000S Cargo Truck, 1:72 WSW 72-106
    • Mercedes-Benz L3000S Cargo Truck, 1:87 Herpa 744874
    • Mercedes-Benz L3000S Cargo Truck, 1:87 Herpa 744874
    • Mercedes-Benz L3000S Medical Truck, Deutsche Reichsbahn, 1:87 Herpa 746052
  • Mercedes-Benz L701 (Opel)
m.Lkw. Mercedes-Benz L3000S, 1:87 Resin Model
m.Lkw. Mercedes-Benz L3000S, 1:87 Resin Model

Technical Specifications

  • Designation: m.Lkw – mittlerer Lkw, 4×2
  • Engine: Opel 3.6 liter 6-cylinder, I-I-W-F, 3626 cc, 54.8 kw @ 3000 rpm
  • Maximum Speed: 80 km/h
  • Range: 300 km on Roads, 230 km Cross-Country
  • Transmission: 5 Forward, 1 Reverse
  • Brakes: hydraulic
  • Tires: 7.50-20
  • Wheelbase: 3600 mm
  • Length: 6700 mm
  • Width: 2265 mm
  • Height: 2175 mm
  • Weight: 2540 kg
  • Payload: 3 tons
  • Production: 1938–1944
  • Historical Employment:
    • German Army, 1939 – May 1945
    • Romanian Army

Bibliography

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

German S-Typ and A-Typ 3 ton medium trucks can be difficult to distinguish in miniature. Some manufacturers offer hybrid variants of mixed dimensions, combining the short wheelbase of one vehicle with the overall length of another.

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German Miniatures of World-War Two