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HG3913 German Cargo Truck WH-21013, Normandy 1944

These 3-ton cargo trucks became the back bone of the German military transports. The military designation for these 3-ton trucks was Kfz. 305. Originally designed as a 4X2 rear-wheel drive but in 1940 a 4-wheel design was made available and it became very much appreciated by its crew for the cross country abilities. This variant of the 3-ton was used primarily for cargo transportation but could easily be adapted to handle troops. These 3-ton trucks continued to be manufactured even when WWII was declared ended and the S type became the most used truck for German commercial transport. From 1937 to 1944 approximately 82,000 of the Type “S” were built and another 14,000 with a long wheel-base and 8,300 with a low-level base.

Specifications for the base variant of the 2X4 rear-wheel drive 3-Ton Cargo Truck.
Performance
Engine - (6) cylinder, 3,626 L (221 cu in), 68 hp (51 kW) @ 2,800 rpm Gears - (5) forward, (1) reverse Brakes - Hydraulic all wheels
Fuel
Type of Fuel - gasoline Capacity - 82 L (21.7 US gal)
Consumption On Road - 26 L/100 km (9.0 mpg) Off Road - 35 L/100 km (6.7 mpg) Speed on Road - 85 km/h (52.8 mph)
Dimensions
Length – 6.10 m (20.03 ft) Width – 2.26 m (7.43 ft) Height – 2.85 m (9.35 ft) Wheel base – 3.600 m (11.81 ft)
Weights
Weight - 5800 kg (12,790 lb) Usual Maximum Load – 4000 kg (8,818 lb)