Separating the "normal" Blitz busses into groups with the number of windows seems strange, but proved to be the only usable way. Difficult is setting the border between normal and special. Many busses are detailed masterpieces. What do you call normal?
|A gas producer integrated in the back. This picture was in "Historischer Kraftverkehr" 6/87.||together with this one. The "Reichspost" (state mail) operated one of the largest fleets of busses.||Of all the gem's ever made, This is on top of my list. Although it has the factory nose the front mudguards are extended and the rest is design!||Photographed ca 1955 in Osnabrück. Most bus companies where self supporting. Maintenance is the key to operation.||This picture of a colon is Rumania appeared in " Signal" in 1941. I'm not sure it's a Blitz. The bonnet seams fairly high.||from "Der Adler" this picture reportedly from Hungary shows Luftwaffe crew scrambling to their planes. The bus in he background could easily be a completely different make.||the Lutz bus company lost their bus to the Wehrmacht.|
|A 5 window red cross Blitz bus nearing a plane. No doubt it is carrying wounded to a saver place||This boxy looking specimen is seen in front of the Opel factory in Russelsheim in 1960. There is no record of what was build after the war, but this is a candidate.||In a colon in Poland, October 1939 another boxy Blitz bus is seen from straight ahead||A beautiful bodied bus, reportedly by Ero.||A typical scene. The grand total weight makes a bus a bad cross country vehicle.||These three pictures of the same situation are reportedly from Normandy. Must be early war. They would have been heavily camouflaged else.||The civilian cloths in the first picture make me think it must be after the invasion in 1940.|
|1957 picture source moellers-reisedienst.de.||1952 picture source: schmidt-reisen.de||a before and after bombing picture - source unknown||a before and after bombing picture - source unknown||a plain clean civilian bus on a wooden street - source Ebay||WL-221254, a nice round travel bus, in an early war setting. notice the personal gear on the roof - source unknown||a Blitz? or a MAN? Volunteers (the checkered patch) passing - source Unknown|
|A Blitz and a Mercedes bus in Brandau Odenwaldstrasse 1940 - notice the height difference. - source Ebay||Only a bus that travels with this ship? Rotterdam harbour. Source: Ebay.||It is a Blitz? An exercise? Or is it the last object to be lifted to the ship? Rotterdam harbour. Source: Ebay.||Factory picture of "FaKa" from Salzgitter in the Harz||A liner with barely readable it's original destiny (Yes? what does it read?), and a broken windshield||1939 axle and a shipping label above the bulky spare. There seems to be a 1 wheeled trailer, and the door seems very large.||a late 5 window and an early 4 window Blitzbus leading a collone of a transportation unit(?)|
|North of France, summer of 1940. A pioneer bridge.||1957 picture found on www.groeschel-reisen.de||An early travelbus with the original operators name barely visable shows the hazard of the eastern roads for longer vehicles.||Near an entrance of the OPEL factory this Blitzbus is seen ca 1960||Civilial post war licenceplate (BN = Bonn?)||This Oldeburg registrated Blitzbus leaves a boat. Excersize for Operation Seelöwe?||An early Thüringen registrated travelbus seen in a pre-war excersize(?)|
|A cut-out from a much larger colour picture. A repair unit||Liner, probably post-war. Kuimetsa is in Estonia. Could it be the Estonian surviver "Unic"?||Liner with gasproducer. Probably a wartime picture in occupied Holland. Surhuisterveen and Leeuwarden are in the north of the Netherlands. (Friesland)||Liner with a proud driver. The Z W could be from the company "Zwaag", a wel know bus operator in those days.||Civilian liner||A KAFA promotional picture. A liner for busoperator Lappe's autoreisen Postmarked feb 1937 - source: auction site||A pre-war liner from the Ruhr archive|
|A liner from the Ruhr archive||Finnaly an interiour picture!||A liner from the Ruhr archive||A picture from 1946 Poland. Public transport with operator MZK parades the streets of Gdynia. The subject of the cardboard modell of mr. Rutka!||A longer distance liner. A 1937-39 production from the number of wheel nuts.||Photgraphed August 1941 in Shitomir. It is passed by an impressed Bedford OY.|