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Henschel und Sohn GmbH

 

 

 

 

 

Henschel was created as foundry in 1810. The first locomotive was manufactured in 1848. Henschel became one of the most important manufacturers of railway rolling stock. Starting in 1925, lorries were manufactured. In the time before WW II, Henschel made a variety of type from 2.5 to 10 tons payload. Henschel produced approx. 11,800 3 tons lorries of the type 33 and abou 1,500 Einheitsdiesel for the Wehrmacht.
The first omnibuses were offered in 1925, too. The lorries were based on a license of the Swiss company Franz Brozincevik & Co., but the omnibuses were developed by Henschel itself. From this time on, Henschel made a larger variety of omnibuses, mainly middle and heavy types. Larger orders came from the Reichsbahn and the Reichspost. Henschel became famous for the production of the heavy Tiger tanks. In addition, aircrafts were made for the Luftwaffe. Formerly civilian Henschel lorries were to be found rather rarely in the stocks of the Wehrmacht because of their small production numbers.
About 25,000 commercial vehicles of all kinds were made by Henschel from 1925 to 1945. The production figures in the table refer to the time period from 1934 to 1945. Sadly, the chassis numbers chart for the earlier years has not been at hand. Until 1934, about 2,000 commercial vehicles were made. There are gaps of more than 4,000 vehicles in the available chassis number ranges. Most probably, these are Omnibuses and Henschel-internal chassis number ranges for the Einheitsdiesel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year of construction:

Payload in MT:

Quantity:

 

 

Cross-country 6-wheel lorries (special construction):

 

 

 

 

 

Henschel Type 33

1928-1943

3.0 - 5.0

ca. 11,800

 

 

Henschel Type HWa 526 D (Einheits-Diesel)

1937-1940

2.5

ca. 1,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lorries:

 

 

 

 

 

Henschel Type 3 A, 3 B

1926-1934

3.6

?

 

 

Henschel Type 5 B

1926-1930

5.0

?

 

 

Henschel Type 6 C

1928-1934

6.0

?

 

 

Henschel Type 3 E

1929-1933

3.5

?

 

 

Henschel Type 4 B, C

1929-1934

4.0 - 4.5

?

 

 

Henschel Type 5 C

1931-1934

5.0

?

 

 

Henschel Type 36 F 3 / 36 J 3

1931-1936

8.5

21+ (incl. buses)

 

 

Henschel Type 3 B, O

1933-1934

3.0 - 3.5

12+

 

 

Henschel Type 45 G

1933-1936

5.0

90

 

 

Henschel Type 5 G

1933-1939

5.18 - 5.425

429

 

 

Henschel Type 25 O

1934-1936

2.5

220

 

 

Henschel Type 28 O

1934-1936

2.75

180

 

 

Henschel Type 6 J, U

1934-1942

5.7 - 7.1

1,396

 

 

Henschel Type 28 T

1935-1939

2.75

228

 

 

Henschel Type 38 S

1935-1938

3.5 - 4.0

282

 

 

Henschel Type 36 W 3

1936-1940

9.0 - 10.0

65

 

 

Henschel Type 25 T

1936-1938

2.5

140

 

 

Henschel Type 40 S

1937-1945

4.5

1,008

 

 

Henschel Type 30 T

1937-1939

3.0

640

 

 

Henschel Type HGS 4500

1940-1945

4.5

850

 

 

Henschel Type HGA 4500

1940-1945

4.5

1,347

 

 

Henschel Type 6500

?

6.5

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semi-trailer units & wheeled-tractors:

 

 

 

 

 

Henschel Type 3 E 0

as of 1933

9.0 - 10.0

?

 

 

Henschel Type 4 C 0, 4 D 0, 4 G 0

as of 1933

9.0 - 10.0

?

 

 

Henschel Type 5 G 1

1933-1939

?

with lorries

 

 

Henschel Type 38 S 0

1935-1938

?

?

 

 

Henschel Type 5 J 0

1936-1938

uo to 17.0 (2 trailers)

45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omnibuses:

 

 

 

 

 

Henschel Type 3 A 1

1926-19??

 

?

 

 

Henschel Type 3 B 2 N

1926-19??

 

?

 

 

Henschel Type 4 B 2

1928-19??

 

?

 

 

Henschel Type 4 C 3

1928-19??

 

?

 

 

Henschel Type 34 D 3

1928-19??

 

?

 

 

Henschel Type 4 D 3 / 4 D 4 / 4 D 5

1929-1939

 

?

 

 

Henschel Type 35 F 3 / 35 J 3

1931-1936

 

21+ (incl. lorries)

 

 

Henschel Type 35 H 3

1933-1936

 

?

 

 

Henschel Type 35 J 3

1934-1935

 

?

 

 

Henschel Type 4 G 5

1934-1940

 

?

 

 

Henschel Type 28 O 2 N / 28 T 2 N

1935-1938

 

?

 

 

Henschel Type 38 S 2 N / 38 S 3 N

1935-1937

 

?

 

 

Henschel Type 4 J 5

1935-1940

 

?

 

 

Henschel Type 35 W 3

1936-1940

 

?

 

 

Henschel Type 30 T 2 N

1938-1940

 

?

 

 

Henschel Type 40 S 2 N / 40 S 3 N

1938-1942

 

?

 

 

Henschel Type 6 J 5 N

1938-1940

 

?

 

 

Henschel Type GO 145

1940-1945

 

103

 

 

 

 

 

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