How do you compare and classify a range of vehicles that some are from large serie factory series, and others are from small coach builders, building a unique bus? I simply grouped them on externally visible differences.
|11||Ludewig Wehrmachtsversion 1|
|12||Ludewig Wehrmachtsversion 2|
|34||4 window and info on standard bus|
|35||5 window standard bus|
|36||6 window standard bus|
|37||7 window standard bus|
|5||Design, COE and other|
|6||pre 1937 period|
|7||4x2+2 (tractor with semi trailer)|
|8||Specials and Truck-like appliances|
|81||Firetruck-like Louver doors|
|94||1.5 tonner chassis|
|95||1 tonner chassis|
This has its flaws, but it works. The thoughts behind them if you are interested:
The 2 distinct Wehrmacht versions where the ones most frequently seen on photo when I started.
The panoramic windows in the roof sides stand out, and are often seen in combination with a custom bonnet, with vertical louvers. Possibly all coming from one factory.
The earlier blitzes and the 1.5 ton Blitz are easily put apart.
Most 1.5 tonners are post-war.
Many special customized vehicles with often extreme air streamed coachwork stand out even more.
Cabriolet buses where impressed too. There is a color picture know of the Reichswehr period of a field-grey cabriolet bus.