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The Adler bicycle works were created in 1880 by Heinrich Kleyer as Heinrich Kleyer GmbH. In 1895/1896, constant operating extensions led to the transformation into the Adlerwerke AG. Starting in 1901, motorcycles were added to the production. In 1903, Edmund Rumpler took over the design department of Adler and developed first own engines which were taken into production in 1904. Beginning in 1907, no motorcycles were manufactured until after WW II.
The success model Standart 6 appeared in 1926 from which about 20,000 copies were built until the year 1934. In 1928 - based on the same technical basis - the eight-cylinder model Standart 8 was added. Only one year later, the four-cylinder Favorit followed. In 1932, the Adler Trumpf was presented. It was a middle class vehicle, which was characterised by single wheel suspension of all wheels and - at this time still unusual - front wheel drive. In 1934, the small car Adler Trumpf Junior followed with a front wheel drive, from which over 100,000 copies were produced until 1939. On December 12th 1938, 90,087 Adler passenger cars were licensed in the German Reich.
Beginning in 1927/28, Adler manufactured the first Kübelwagen. These were based on commercial chassis of the Standard 6. Later developed Kübelwagen were based on commercial chassis of later Adler models. Sole exception was the Adler V 40 T which was developed for the Luftwaffe. In winter 1941/42, minister Todt made a trip of inspection to the east front – 30 km in front of Moscow. On this occasion, the Adler proved very well. 6 vehicles of the pilot production were sent to North Africa but a series production was not started.
The Adlerwerke manufactured lorries already before WW 1. After WW 1, production of lorries up to a payload of 5 tons was continued. In the 1930s, Adler mainly manufactured lorries up to a payload of 2.5 tons. In the years 1938 and 1939 about 1,500 exemplars of the 1.5 ton lorry type W 61 were manufactured as ambulances and about 900 exemplars were manufactured as lorries for the Wehrmacht.
On 22nd March 1944, the Adler works were heavily damaged by an air raid. In the consequence, large parts of production were evacuated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year of construction:

Quantity:

 

 

Kübelwagen:

 

 

 

 

Adler Typ 10 N (Standard 6)

1928-1932

few

 

 

Adler Typ 12 N-RW

1932-1933

199

 

 

Adler Typ 12 N-3G

1933-1935

1,898

 

 

Adler Priums

1933-1936

few

 

 

Adler Typ 3 Gd

1936-1940

4,297

 

 

Adler V 40 T

1941

7 (test series)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger cars:

 

 

 

 

Adler Standard 6, 6 A, 6 S

1927-1934

20,849

 

 

Adler Standard 8

1928-1934

1,724

 

 

Adler Favorit (8 J, 2 S, 2 A)

1929-1933

13,959

 

 

Adler Primus (1.5 A, 1.7 A)

1932-1936

6,713

 

 

Adler Trumpf

1932-1936

18,600

 

 

Adler Favorit (2 U)

1933-1934

274

 

 

Adler Standard 6 (3 U)

1933-1934

400

 

 

Adler Trumpf Junior (1 G, 1 E)

1934-1941

102,840

 

 

Adler Diplomat (3 G/GS, 3 Gd)

1934-1940

3,205

 

 

Adler Trumpf (1.7 EV)

1936-1938

7,003

 

 

Adler Primus (1.7 E)

1937-1938

990

 

 

Adler 2.5 Liter (Typ 10)

1937-1940

5,295

 

 

Adler 2 Liter (2 EV)

1938-1940

7,470

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lorries:

 

 

 

 

Adler L 6

from 1927

 

 

 

Adler L 9

from 1928

 

 

 

Adler W 61

1938-1939

ca. 900

 

 

Adler W 61 K

1937-1939

ca. 1,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Half-track vehicles:

 

 

 

 

leichter Zugkraftwagen 1t (Sd. Kfz. 10) Demag D 7 (license production)

1940-1944

5,360 (incl SPW)

 

 

leichter Zugkraftwagen 3t (Sd. Kfz. 11) Hanomag H kl 6 (license production)

1942-1945

4,300 (incl. SPW)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Armoured vehicles:

 

 

 

 

Panzerkraftwagen-Nachbildung on chassis Adler Standard 6

1930-1932

 

 

 

Maschinengewehrkraftwagen (Kfz. 13) mit Fahrgestell des m. Pkw. (o)

1933-1935

102

 

 

Funkkraftwagen (Kfz. 14) mit Fahrgestell des m. Pkw. (o)

1933-1935

26

 

 

 

 

 

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