(leichter) Funkkraftwagen (Kfz. 61) &
Peilkraftwagen a (Kfz. 61)
mit Fahrgestell des l. gl. Lkw. (o)






The leichter Funkkraftwagen - light radio motor vehicle - (Kfz. 61), abbreviated l. Fu. Kw. (Kfz. 61), and Peilkraftwagen a - bearing motor vehicle a - (Kfz. 61), abbreviated Peilkw. a (Kfz. 61), mit Fahrgestell des l. gl. Lkw. (o) - with chassis of the light cross-country lorry (commercial) - could not be differentiated, outwardly. They differed only by the radio equipment carried along. Eight Steckmastrohre 1,25 m - radio mast rods - were carried along on the right side of the superstructure.









The geschlossener Aufbau 4 - closed superstructure 4 - had doors in the rear wall and the right side. Until now, this version could be proven based on the chassis of the Büssing-NAG G 31, the Magirus M 206 and the Mercedes-Benz G 3 a.









Besides the 10 m resp. 9 m Kurbelmast - extendable radio mast - and the 10 m Steckmast - radio mast - a Dachantenne - roof antena - was permanently installed. Each 30 m cable was aranged in zig-zag arangement on both sides of the roof. The cable was protected by wooden cover strips which can be seen in the illustrated photo.






Magirus M 206 Kfz. 61 FuKw WH-42936, Hoppe



The introduction of the Geländekette - cross-country tracks - made special mountings on both sides of the superstructure necessary. Now the eight Steckmastrohre 1,25 m - radio mast rods - were carried along in groups of for on the hatches of the rearward stowage compartments. In the late 1930s, the classification leicht of the Funkkraftwagen (Kfz. 61) was cancelled.









Also the Funkkraftwagen (Kfz. 61) mit Einheitsfahrgestell für l. Lkw. had a Dachantenne and a Kurbelmast 9 m as antenne equipment. In this case, the Dachantenne was not hidden.






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