Gleisketten Lastkraftwagen 2t, offen (Maultier) (Sd. Kfz. 3a)
Type Opel Blitz 3,6-36S / SSM



Opel Maultier, Erprobung, Hoppe



About 4,000 exemplars of the Gleisketten Lastkraftwagen 2t, offen (Maultier) (Sd. Kfz. 3a) - crawler tracked lorry 2 ton, open (mule) (Sd. Kfz. 3a) - of the make Opel Blitz 3,6-36S / SSM were manufactured. Due to their similarity to normal lorries, they were versatile. They were used as transportation vehicles, as towing vehicles and as self propelled guns.









This Opel Blitz 3,6-36S / SSM was converted to a self propelled anti aircraft gun by mounting a 3.7 cm Flak 36/37. The chassis was overloaded with this purpose. Because the service time of such vehicles extended only to some weeks or months, this fact seemed not to be of consequence. (Photo: German federal archive via Wikimedia Commons; License: Creative Commons BY-SA-3.0-gb)






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