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Gleisketten Lastkraftwagen 2t, offen (Maultier) (Sd. Kfz. 3a)
Type Opel Blitz 3,6-36S / SSM

 

 

Opel Maultier, Erprobung, Hoppe

 

 

About 4,000 exemplars of the Gleisketten Lastkraftwagen 2t, offen (Maultier) (Sd. Kfz. 3a) - crawler tracked lorry 2 ton, open (mule) (Sd. Kfz. 3a) - of the make Opel Blitz 3,6-36S / SSM were manufactured. Due to their similarity to normal lorries, they were versatile. They were used as transportation vehicles, as towing vehicles and as self propelled guns.

 

 

 

 

 

Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-089-3777-05,_Russland,_3,7cm_Flak_auf_LKW

 

 

This Opel Blitz 3,6-36S / SSM was converted to a self propelled anti aircraft gun by mounting a 3.7cm Flak 36/37. The chassis was overloaded with this purpose. Because the service time of such vehicles extended only to some weeks or months, this fact seemed not to be of consequence. (Photo: German federal archive via Wikimedia Commons; License: Creative Commons BY-SA-3.0-gb)

 

 

 

 

 

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