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Daimler-Benz AG

 

 

 

 

 

The brand name Mercedes goes back to the year 1900. The union of the companies Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie. the Daimler Benz AG was made perfect in 1926. From this the brand name Mercedes Benz resulted. Passenger cars of the Daimler Benz AG were quite frequently at that time. 122,727 Mercedes cars were registered in the German Reich on 1st December 1938. Until 1940, more than 4,000 Kübelwagen of different types were manufactured. When the failure of the light Einheits-Pkw became clear, the incurred gap was closed with the Mercedes Benz type 170 VK. 19,075 vehicles of that type were manufactured from 1938 to 1942. As successor of the heavy Einheits-Pkw - which had likewise proven as a little useful - approximately 4,900 1.5t lorries of the type L 1500 A were built as personnel carriers.
Lorries from 1.5 ton to 10 tons payload were produced besides the passenger car program. The Reichswehr procured some 3 tons lorries as personnel carriers. Of the all-terrain 1.5 ton type G 3 a three-axles lorry more than 2,700 units were manufactured from 1929 to 1935. Further 7,400 units of the type LG 3000 3 tons lorry were assembled from 1935 to 1938. Aproximately 33,000 units of the important L 3000 & L 3000 S/A 3 tons lorries were manufactured from 1938 to 1944. Of the likewise important 4.5 tons lorry approx. 9,500 exemplars were manufactured by the Daimler Benz AG. Towards the end of war the own 3 tons lorry had to be adjusted and the Opel Blitz 3 tons lorry had to be built instead. After only approx. 3,500 units a bomb attack terminated production. In addition, the Wehrmacht had thousands of drawn in formerly civilian lorries from Mercedes Benz.
The Daimler Benz AG was one of the three larges omnibus manufacturers in the German Reich. So, many of them were later seen in use by the Wehrmacht. Mainly middle and heavy omnibuses were made. The first COE omnibus was made in the late 1930s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year of construction:

Payload in MT:

Quantity:

 

 

Kübelwagen:

 

 

 

 

 

Mercedes-Benz 8/38 PS, type Stuttgart 200

1928-1931

 

prototypes

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type Stuttgart 260

1929-1935

 

more than 1,500

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 170

1931-1936

 

few

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 130 H

1934-1935

 

8

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 290

1933-1934

 

few

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 290/I

1934-1935

 

90

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 290/II

1936-1937

 

629

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 320 WK

1936-1939

 

1,764

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 340 WK

1938-1940

 

42

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 170 VG / 170 VL

1935-1936

 

104

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type G 5

1937-1941

 

378

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 170 VK

1938-1942

 

19,075

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 170 V police Kübelwagen

1935-1942

 

see 170 V car

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type L 1500 A

1941-1943

 

4,903

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three-axle passenger cars:

 

 

 

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type G 1

1926-1928

 

7

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type G 3 a

1933

 

ca. 16

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type G 4

1934-1939

 

72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passenger cars:

 

 

 

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 16/50 PS

1926-1927

 

?

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 300, 320 & 350

1926-1930

 

4,432

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 400

1926-1929

 

911

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 8/38 PS, as of 1928 type Stuttgart 200

1926-1933

 

16,956

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 18/80 PS Nürburg 460, 19/100 PS Nürburg 500

1928-1933

 

ca. 3,110

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 10/50 PS resp. Stuttgart 260 & 260 lang

1929-1934

 

6,807

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type Mannheim 350, 370, 370 K, 370 S

1929-1935

 

1,782

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 770 Großer Mercedes

1930-1943

 

205

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 170

1931-1936

 

13,775

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 200 & 200 lang

1932-1937

 

15,622

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 500 & 500 K

1932-1939

 

ca. 1,140

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 130

1933-1936

 

4,298

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 290 & 290 lang

1933-1937

 

7,495

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 170 V

1935-1942

 

74,964

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 230 (different models)

1935-1943

 

24,598

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 260 D

1935-1940

 

1,967

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 540 K

1935-1941

 

447

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 170 H

1936-1939

 

2,507

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 320

1937-1942

 

4,326

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type 340

1937-1942

 

885

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cross-country lorries:

 

 

 

 

 

Mercedes-Benz G 3 & G 3 a

1928-1938

1.5 / 1.8

2,779

 

 

Mercedes-Benz LG 2000 (LG 65/2)

1934-1935

2.0 - 2.6

2 (?)

 

 

Mercedes-Benz LG 2500 (LG 65/3)

1934-1939

2.25 - 3.25

161

 

 

Mercedes-Benz LG 3000 a (LG 65/4)

1934-1939

3.25 - 4.25

5 (?)

 

 

Mercedes-Benz LG 3000 (LG 63)

1934-1940

2.0 - 3.0

7,440

 

 

Einheits-Diesel type HWa 526 D

193?-1940

2.5

544

 

 

Mercedes-Benz LG 4000 (LG 68)

1937-1939

2.7 - 3.7

76

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lorries:

 

 

 

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 1 / N 1 (beginning in 1930: L 2000)

1927-1932

1.5 - 2.0

3,992 (incl. buses)

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 45 / N 46 (beginning in 1930: L 2500 / Lo 2500)

1927-1932

2.2 - 2.5

2,487 (incl buses)

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 57 / N 58 (beginning in 1930: L 2750, L 3000 resp. LO 3000)

1927-1932

2.2 - 3.0

4,161 (incl buses)

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 2 / N 2 (beginning in 1930: L 4000)

1926-1933

2.0 - 4.0

1,767 (incl. buses)

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 5 / N 5 (beginning in 1930: L 5000)

1927-1932

5.0

1,694 (incl. buses)

 

 

Mercedes-Benz N 56 (beginning in 1930: L 8500)

1928-1932

7.0 - 8.5

138 (incl. buses)

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 750 & L 1000 Express

1929-1936

1.0

2,481

 

 

Mercedes-Benz Lo 2000, Lo 2500 resp. L 2000, L 2500

1932-1940

2.0 - 2.5

21,064 (incl buses)

 

 

Mercedes-Benz Lo 2750, Lo 3000 resp. L 3000

1932-1938

2.75 - 3.0

16,270 (incl. buses)

 

 

Mercedes-Benz Lo 3500

1932-1935

3.5

see Lo/L 3750

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 5000

1932-1936

5.0

1,440

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 8500

1934-1936

8.5

85 (incl. buses)

 

 

Mercedes-Benz Lo 3750 & L 3750 (incl. Wodd-gas & other chassis)

1935-1941

3.75

9,338

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 6500

1935-1940

7.0

2,145

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 10000

1935-1939

10.0

95

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 1100

1936-1941

1.1

2,168

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 1500 E ambulance

1937-1938

1.1

?

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 1500, L 2000 l (light)

1937-1940

1.5

6,455

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 3000

1938-1939

3.1

12,840

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 3000 S (incl. Wood-gas & fire fighting vehicles)

1939-1944

3.1

18,356

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 4500 S (incl. Wood-gas & fire fighting vehicles)

1939-1944

4.95

6,402

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 3000 A

1940-1942

3.02

2,069

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 1500 S

1941-1944

1.5

4,101

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 1500 A (incl. personnel carriers)

1941-1943

1.5

4,903

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 4500 A (incl. fire fighting vehicles)

1941-1944

4.685

2,711

 

 

Mercedes-Benz L 701 (Opel-Blitz license production)

1944-1945

3.3

3,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semi-trailer units:

 

 

 

 

 

Mercedes-Benz LZ 4000

1934-1937

4.0

with lorries

 

 

Mercedes-Benz LZ 6000

1932-1938

6.0

with lorries

 

 

Mercedes-Benz LZ 8000

1933-1935

8.0

with lorries

 

 

Mercedes-Benz LZ 10000

1935-1941

10.0

with lorries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omnibuses:

 

 

 

 

 

Mercedes-Benz N 1

1927-1932

 

with lorries

 

 

Mercedes-Benz N 46 (beginning in 1930: O 2500)

1927-1932

 

with lorries

 

 

Mercedes-Benz N 58 (beginning in 1930: O 3000)

1927-1932

 

with lorries

 

 

Mercedes-Benz N 2 (beginning in 1930: O 4000)

1927-1933

 

with lorries

 

 

Mercedes-Benz N 5, NJ 5

1927-1931

 

with lorries

 

 

Mercedes-Benz N 56

1928-1933

 

138 (incl lorries)

 

 

Mercedes-Benz Lo 2000 resp. O 2000

1932-1940

 

with lorries

 

 

Mercedes-Benz Lo 3500, Lo 3750 resp. O 3750

1933-1941

 

2,535

 

 

Mercedes-Benz O 4000

1934-1938

 

132

 

 

Mercedes-Benz O 8500

1933-1936

 

85 (incl. lorries)

 

 

Mercedes-Benz Lo 2500 resp. O 2600

1935-1940

 

1,531

 

 

Mercedes-Benz Lo P 3750 resp. OP 3750

1935-1941

 

450

 

 

Mercedes-Benz Lo 3100, Lo 3200 resp. O 3200

1935-1939

 

520 (incl. lorries)

 

 

Mercedes-Benz O 10000

1937-1941

 

386

 

 

Mercedes-Benz O 3000

1939-1944

 

153

 

 

Mercedes-Benz O 4500

1941-1944

 

300

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Armoured vehicles:

 

 

 

 

 

6-Rad Panzerspähwagen Typ Mercedes-Benz G 3 a/p

1932-1933

 

ca. 37

 

 

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

1933-1935

 

14

 

 

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

1933-1935

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Half-track vehicles:

 

 

 

 

 

Mercedes-Benz type LR 75

1936-1939

0.8

35

 

 

Gleisketten Lastkraftwagen 4,5t (Maultier) (Sd. Kfz. 3/5) Mercedes Benz L 4500 R

1943-1944

4.5

1,486

 

 

mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 5t (Sd. Kfz. 6)

1935-1939

1.5

813

 

 

mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 8t (Sd. Kfz. 7)

1934

1.5

5

 

 

schwerer Zugkraftwagen 12t (Sd. Kfz. 8)

1934-1944

1.8 - 2.0

?

 

 

 

 

 

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