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Opel-Blitz 36-6700A cargo truck

Opel-Blitz 36-6700A

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Opel-Blitz 36-6700A truck history

In the early 1930s, the German company Opel AG produced a light and fast truck called Blitz, capable of carrying a large quantity of equipment (theoretically 3,100 kilograms of load) in spite of its low mass.

The German army is seduced by the performance of this vehicle, and launches the first orders to the company Opel. Various versions can be easily developed, and this truck rapidly emerges as the first transport vehicle in the German Army.

From 1937, models with four-wheel drive were also produced and delivered to the German Army.

The Opel-Blitz 36-6700A truck is used on most battlefields where Germany is engaged and is very resistant to long distances and poor road conditions (heat, cold, country roads, etc.). ..).

Nearly 82,000 units were built between 1937 and 1944.

Opel-Blitz 36-6700A truck history

Creator/User: Germany
Denomination: Opel-Blitz 36-6700A

Length: 5,95 m
Width: 2,34 m
Height: 3,18 m
Weight: 3350 kg
Maximum speed: 80 km/h
Operational range: 307 km

Engine: Opel 4 cylinders, 3626 cc of 68 hp at 3800 rpm

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