Specific: Two Opel Blitz trucks
were acquired in fall 1953 to be used as canteen trucks
at the Danish Brigade in West-Germany. They were licensed
80.069 and 80.070 respectively.
Historical: The "Blitz" dates back to
1930 where the first 1.5 and 2 T models were shown. The
trucks could be delivered with different engines and
chassis length. In 1935 a special plant to produce the
Blitz were set up.
After WW II the first Blitz were produced on the 15th of
July 1946 at the Ruesselheim Factory. It was a 1.5 tonner
with 2.5 liter engine known from the contemporary Opel
Kapitšn and a price tag showing 6.600 DM. A total of 839
trucks were produced in 1946.
The Blitz were revised in 1952. The shape of the cab were
influenced by the American truck designs, and the payload
increased to 1.75 ton. In 1955 the payload was increased
to 2 ton.
A total of 89.767 of this series had been produced when a
new model took over in 1960.
Engine: Own 6-cylinder, 2.500 cm3 (152 cubic inches)
displacement, liquid cooled.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: N/A.
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: N/A.