of the Wehrmacht's re-armament program they used commercially available Lorries
(Lastkraftwagen) and modified them for military use.
In 1934 it was decided
to replace the existing commercially bought vehicles and with a new range of standardised
purpose-built vehicles. It was decided that there would be three classes of Lastkraftwagen.
And that they should have as many parts. In common as possible, e.g. suspension
engines, etc. many manufacturers were involved in the manufacture of Lastkraftwagen,
German Military Vehicles.
Armoured Fighting Vehicles of Germany World War II.
Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World Two.
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