Rationalization was the message during war production and shortage of metal. Not surprising that pressed wood sheets made the body of the late Wehrmacht version. this made it look even more boxlike. Surprising is that it took up to 1944. Also strange is the fact that it had one big front window where the early version had two with a dividing strip. Mr. Kostron wrote an article on building a small scale model, and put a drawing of an Austrian mail version. The drawings of Mr. Molin where so much better, that I combined the information. Use by the "Östereichische Post" must have been post war. No survivors known.
|Post war service with the Happacher company. Source unknown.||Post war service as a liner and mail bus with the Austrian mail. Source unknown.||Ludewig factory picture(?).||Fitted as an ambulance. Note the stove. In German an 'Allesbrenner'(all burner). Source: unknown||Post war usage by the 'Deutsche Post'(German Postal services)1946. Source unknown.||Ambulance version guarded by a British(?) soldier. Source unknown.||From the magnificent site of Holger - source: www.kfzderwehrmacht.de|
|From the Ruhr Museum Archive this is an ambulance version on the grounds of Ludewig (notice the missing tyres).||From the Ruhr Museum Archive an interiour that must be 2nd version Wehrmacht. Most likely at the Ludewig factory.||From the Ruhr Museum Archive this low resolution picture shows the same bus as above, but with more of the factory of Ludewig. It's an ambulance for sure.|
|Number of windows:||7|
|Number of seats:||15 wooden benches (30 seats) or seats and ambulance-strechers|