Büssing-NAG express lorries type “Burglöwe”






After the fusion of Büssing with NAG to Büssing-NAG in 1930, the NAG express-lorry series was adopted to the joint lorry programme of Büssing-NAG. Originally, the type designation was a two-digit number (e.g. Büssing-NAG type 15). In 1932 it was changed to a three-digit number (now Büssing-NAG type 150) caused by the introduction of the type 275. Vehicles with long wheelbase had an additional L in the type designation. Beginning in 1934, these vehicles were also offered propelled by a diesel engine. These vehicles got an additional D for diesel engine. Beginning in 1935, the express-lorries propelled by a petrol engine got the epithet Burglöwe.
The revised express-lorry programme was offered beginning in 1935/36. The vehicles had a modernised radiator grille. The inter-types had been ceased. In 1937/38, the express-lorries were modernised once again. The engine bonnet was changed to the modern type with the typical Büssing-Spider which was designed by Neumann-Neander. In total, 16,296 vehicles of all types were manufactured. These number contains a part of the procution of the articulated lorry type DS.







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Büssing-NAG type 15, as of 1932 type 150, as of 1934 type 150 D, as of 1935 type 150 Burglöwe





Büssing-NAG type 20, as of 1932 type 200, as of 1934 type 200 D, as of 1935 type 200 Burglöwe





Büssing-NAG type 25, as of 1932 type 250, as of 1934 type 250 D, as of 1935 type 250 Burglöwe


2.4 - 2.5



Büssing-NAG type 30, as of 1932 type 300, as of 1934 type 300 D, as of 1935 type 300 Burglöwe


3.0 - 3.6



Büssing-NAG type 275, as of 1934 type 275 D, as of 1935 type 275 Burglöwe





Büssing-NAG type 260, as of 1934 type 260 D, as of 1935 type 260 Burglöwe





Büssing-NAG (type 1,5) 15 Burglöwe





Büssing-NAG (type 2) 20 Burglöwe





Büssing-NAG (type 2,5) 25 Burglöwe


2.5 - 2.7



Büssing-NAG 30/300 Burglöwe











The Büssing-NAG type 15/150 Burglöwe was the smalles vehicle of the series. It is identifiable by the single tyre arrangement on the rear axle.









With the illustrated design of the radiator grille, the Büssing-NAG express-lorries were made from 1931 to 1936. The driver’s cab indicates a late series vehicle. The shown lorry is most probably a Büssing-NAG type 250.









This is a nice frontal view of a Büssing-NAG type 2.5/25 Burglöwe on a muddy road in Russia. Observe the radiator grille introduced in 1935. The vehicle was propelled by either a diesel engine or a petrol engine with a power of each 65 HP.









Based on the Büssing-NAG Burglöwe, police vans were manufactured, too. The exposed lower part of the steering column was typically for the Büssing-NAG express-lorries. The illustrated vehicle also had the modernised radiator mask introduced in 1935/36.









The modernised version of the 3 ton lorry was introduced in 1936, too. Primarily, the radiator grille had been redesigned. This Büssing-NAG type 30/300 Burglöwe had the open standard driver’s cab of the Wehrmacht. But this type was produced for the Wehrmacht only in small numbers.









To integrate the express-lorries to the offer of Büssing-NAG in a better way, the new radiator grille with the Büssing-spider was adopted between 1937 and 1938. This formerly civilian vehicle had a widened platform and racks at the front of the vehicle used for the transportation of long materials.



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