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The mittlere geländegängige Personenkraftwagen (m. gl. Pkw.) or sometimes as m. gl. Einheits-Pkw designated - literally translated: middle cross-country passenger car – was manufactured by Horch, Wanderer and Opel from 1937 to 1943. Horch made 14,911 exemplars of these about 50 to 100 exemplars were cabriolets. Wanderer made about 10,000 exemplars with Horch engine and about 6,000 exemplars with Opel engine. Opel manufactured the type mPl from 1938 to 1943. Sadly, production numbers of Opel are missing. According to available chassis numbers, at least 3,860 vehicles were made.
Interestingly, the m. gl. Pkw. had no four-wheel steering elements from the beginning on. Some improvements were made with the introduction of the type 40. The two outer spare- respectively supporting-wheels were dropped. Therefore, the car body could be made noticeable broader. Only one spare wheel was left which was stored inside of the car body.About 20% of the m. gl. Pkw. had a closed superstructure. The cabriolets had a stronger engine and some of them were armoured.
The m. gl. Pkw. had several shortcomings. It was too complicated, to expensive and maintenance was time consuming. So a command to strengthen the axles and to install additional springs was brought out in 1942. But the used engines have served well. A direct successor model was not available. The tasks were later covered by the light VW-Kübelwagen and the heavy passenger cars based on 1 ton lorry chassis of Mercedes Benz, Phänomen and Steyr.

 

 

 

 

 

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Horch 901

1937-1940

 

Horch total
14,911

 

 

Horch 901 Typ 40

1940-1943

 

 

 

Horch 901 Cabriolet

1940-1942

 

 

 

Wanderer 901

1937-1940

 

Wanderer total
ca. 16,000

 

 

Wanderer 901 Typ 40

1940-1941

 

 

 

Wanderer Typ 40

1942-1943

 

 

 

Opel Typ mPl

1938-1943

 

at lesat 3,860

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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mittlerer geländegängiger Personenkraftwagen (Kfz. 12) mit Einheitsfahrgestell für m. Pkw.

m. gl. Pkw. (Kfz. 12)

 

 

Filmaufnahmekraftwagen (Kfz. 12) mit Einheitsfahrgestell für m. Pkw.

Filmaufn. Kw. (Kfz. 12)

 

 

Nachrichtenkraftwagen (Kfz. 15) mit Einheitsfahrgestell für m. Pkw.

Nachr. Kw. (Kfz. 15)

 

 

Funkkraftwagen (Kfz. 15) mit Einheitsfahrgestell für m. Pkw.

Fu. Kw. (Kfz. 15)

 

 

mittlerer Meßtruppkraftwagen (Kfz. 16) mit Einheitsfahrgestell für m. Pkw.

m. Meßtr. Kw. (Kfz. 16)

 

 

Vorwarnkraftwagen (Kfz. 16/1) mit Einheitsfahrgestell für m. Pkw.

Vorw. Kw. (Kfz. 16/1)

 

 

Fernsprech-Betriebskraftwagen (Kfz. 17) mit Einheitsfahrgestell für m. Pkw.

Fsp. Betr. Kw. (Kfz. 17)

 

 

Funkkraftwagen (Kfz. 17) mit Einheitsfahrgestell für m. Pkw.

Fu. Kw. (Kfz. 17)

 

 

Kabelmeßkraftwagen (Kfz. 17) mit Einheitsfahrgestell für m. Pkw.

Km. Kw. (Kfz. 17)

 

 

Funkkraftwagen (Kfz. 17/1) mit Einheitsfahrgestell für m. Pkw.

Fu. Kw. (Kfz. 17/1)

 

 

schwerer geländegängiger Personenkraftwagen (6-sitzig) (Kfz. 21) mit Einheitsfahrgestell für m. Pkw.

s. gl. Pkw. (Kfz. 21)

 

 

leichter Schneepflug Typ K

l. Schn. Pfl. Typ K

 

 

 

 

 

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