Opel Blitz Omnibus Model W.39 Afrika Corps
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
In addition to its main purpose - the conveyance of Wehrmacht officers - buses had to perform various other functions such as those of mobile headquarters, telephone exchange and radio station, mobile bakery and laundry, etc. Special note should be made of their role in transporting
wounded from battlefield to hospital - rows of seats were removed and in their place several stretchers with wounded could be easily brought through the back door that opened into the interior, thus leaving space free for the installation of medical equipment.
Opel Blitz 3.6-47 buses were used by the army until the very end of the war, but immediately afterwards they quickly disappeared, giving way to more modern developments of the Opel concern during the early postwar years.
- Opel 3.6-47 Blitz Omnibus, WH-341709, unknown unit, France, middle 1941.
- Opel 3.6-47 Blitz Omnibus, WH-265451, Estern Front, unknown medical unit, early 1942.
- Opel 3.6-47 Blitz Omnibus, WH-751731, Afrika Korps, Tunisia, early 1943.