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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 powered by a diesel engine. These vehicles got an additional D for diesel engine. Beginning in 1935, the express-lorries powered by a petrol engine got the epithet Burglöwe.
The revised express-lorry programme was offered beginning in 1935/36. The vehicles had a modernized radiator mask. The inter-types had been ceased. In 1937/38, the express-lorries were modernized once again. The engine bonnet was changed to the modern type with the typical Büssing-Spider which was designed by Neumann-Neander.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year of construction:

Payload in MT:

 

 

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

1931-1936

1.5

 

 

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

1931-1936

2.0

 

 

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

1931-1936

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

1931-1936

3.0 - 3.6

 

 

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

1932-1936

2.75

 

 

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

1932-1937

2.6

 

 

Büssing-NAG (type 1,5) 15 Burglöwe

1936-1938

1.5

 

 

Büssing-NAG (type 2) 20 Burglöwe

1936-1939

2.0

 

 

Büssing-NAG (type 2,5) 25 Burglöwe

1936-1938

2.5 - 2.7

 

 

Büssing-NAG 30/300 Burglöwe

1936-1939

3.0

 

 

 

 

 

Büssing_NAG_Typ_15-150_Burglöwe_WL-31105

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Büssing_NAG_Typ_250_auf_Bahnwagon

 

 

With this design of the radiator mask, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Büssing_NAG_25_Burglöwe_auf_schlammiger_Strasse

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Büssing_NAG_Burglöwe_Mannschaftswagen_Pol_&_Tankanhänger

 

 

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 vehicle also had the modernized radiator mask introduced in 1935/36.

 

 

 

 

 

Büssing_NAG_30_Burglöwe_3t_teilmil_Einheitsführerhaus

 

 

The modernized version of the 3 ton lorry was introduced in 1936, too. Primarily, the radiator mask 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Büssing_NAG_30_300_Burglöwe_Bj_1938

 

 

To integrate the express-lorries to the offer of Büssing-NAG in a better way, the new radiator mask 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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