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Opel Blitz, 4 x 2, (Front view, right side)


Front view, right side

Picture courtesy of Christian Oestergaard Jensen, Aulum via Brian Brodersen


Danish Army 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.
: 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.
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: Own 6-cylinder, 2.500 cm3 (152 cubic inches) displacement, liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 58.
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Transfer case: None.
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Fuel type: Petrol.
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