Büssing-NAG Type 454, as of 1940: Type 500 A



Büssing-NAG 500 A Koffer Funk, WH-058203, Hoppe



The Büssing-NAG type 500 A was manufactured as type 454 beginning in 1939. It was made in small numbers from late 1940 to 1942. Contrary to the Büssing-NAG type 500 S – which had seven louvres – the Büssing-NAG type 500 A had initially four, later five louvres in the side plates of the engine bonnet.






Büssing-NAG 500 A mit Bilstein-Kran, Anderson



Further distinguishing marks to the Büssing-NAG type 500 S were the engine bonnet, which ascended clearly towards the driver’s cab and the split, narrower side plates of the engine bonnet. The label BÜSSING-NAG ALLRAD ANTRIEB – which means Büssing-NAG all-wheel drive – was coined into the bumper. The illustrated Büssing-NAG type 500 A with Bilstein crane (Kfz. 100) belonged to 15. Panzer Division.









This Büssing-NAG type 500 A is a Flakmesstruppkraftwagen – anit aircraft survey party motor vehicle - (Kfz. 415). The superstructure was similar to the superstructure of the m. Flakmesstruppkraftwagen (Sd. Kfz. 7/6). A Kommandogerät 36 – command device – was carried on the trailed Sd. Ah. 104.









This Büssing-NAG Type 500 A is unusual. It was equipped with a wood-gas device. Normally, only two wheel driven vehicles were equipped with such devices.






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