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April 1 2019
Well, what can I say? to little time and to much great info and a lot of projects. A hugh number of pictures, stories and great intel on the Blitz bus. Ilian and Alexander Maksimow triggered the updates with some very nice pictures. (Many thanks to both)
A sideview of a 2nd generation Wehrmacht version and a cartoon from a puzzle added to the Illustrations page.
a period picture of a 1946 ATO semitrailer added.
The streamliners got the first of the attention with 11 new pictures.
Three aditional Aero pictures of the 1st doubledecker and 3th modell.
Four pictures of (probably) post war conversions: one two three four.
An extra Maarse en Krone.
And three pictures of a 1946 conversion: one two tree.
September 23 2017
Bart de Pauw identified his Ambulance Ironside 35th in the build modell gallery and sends extra pictures.
January 15 2017
A 160th scale and a 700th scale modell in the smaller scale modells page.
A 87th scale bus trailer and a spectacular 35th scale ambulance modell with interiour in the build modells page.
Pictures and info on the A 87th scale Arsenal modells. So an addition in the with interiour in the 87th scale modells page.
The 35th scale MR wheels added to the 35th scale modells page.
3 other modells added to the build modells page. A 72th scale Aero with passengers, a 35th scale 1,5 ton panelvan and a well build Roden 35th scale by Andrew Tomlinson.
January 7 2017
After the last update and a passionate discussion on Missing Lynx, Illian sent me pictures of a splendid 72th early Wehrmacht bus in a May 11th 1940 setting.
The last update also got the attention of Trevor Claringbold. He made me aware of 3 special bus versions of Landmark in 76th scale. A bakery bus, and two 1,5 deckers ( a medical and a church version)! Unfortunately there is no information on where these very special versions are based on.
I finnaly got beter pictures of one of my absolute favourites: the 1938 Utrecht liner by mr. Steenmeijer.
Adding and comparing info made changes to the specials and modells pages.
November 12 2016
Yes! an update! So much new info, but where to start? Well, lets start with some modells. A very well messed up Roden 72th scale streamliner by Jan from TDW
A new resin kit of an early Blitz bus. See Henk's page for a staggering display of his products, or buy them here.
Of course the 35th scale Roden W39
Sifting thruogh all these modell pictures I rearanged the build modells page. With all these nice Roden kits, seing a build Blitz bus is not rare anymore. I'll only add what is really special in type, idea of detail. (No worry, I keep all the old modell pictures.) Ow, and don't throw away your old modell's. I'll grant them sanctuary if they must go somewhere!
An 35th scale ambulance bus with a correct interiour.
A Mad Max Blitz bus.
A Propaganda Russian.
January 28 2014
And last in this round up of new information, pictures of survivers. Every time I promise myself I'll save the place they came from to credit the people and sources. And again I've lost a lot of them. Sorry! If you find your picture here, or your vehicle, please tell me so, so I can propely credit them and link to your website. It's a lot of them, so I bundeld the new ones here.
Biggest news in a long time: See Duncan Ross Nicholson (director of Tanks 4 sale) pictures of his trip to Sofia, Bulgaria. The closest thing to a Wehrmacht bus ever.
January 15 2014
And again, amazingly, several new period pictures (See here what's been added) And they all got their place in the pages.
January 7 2014
Two new illustrations: a chassis programm add and a Roden Aero boxart.
Two new drawings: a 1.5 ton Coach line drawing and a Aero streamliner seating arrangement.
Exact info on the Brilon cabrio-bus / windowless-bus .
Sprue of the 72th scale Roden Aero bus .
Two new models in the 43th scale
A Strassenzep in N-scale (1:160) came available from Rail n Scale.
September 8 2013
Alexander Glorieux himself forwarded info on the small bus and limo coachworks. They are the 1947 work of coachbuilder "Harmening"
Some housekeeping and the new Ludewig info has been worked into the website.
From the Commercial Motor archive an article on the Bussing doubledecker.
September 5 2013
Alexander Glorieux sends (postwar?)pictures of a small bus and limo-like coachwork on a 1.5 ton Blitz. Who knows more?
A sales brochure of a 1955 1.75ton Weichblitz by Gläser.
A 1934 Odense (DK) early Blitz send by Michael
August 25 2013
A major find in info, the Ruhr Museum Archive has a extensive collection of pictures made for Ludewig.
July 7 2013
Two illustrations added of a 1st WH version in Russian service and a 1st WH-version in German service in 1943
Finnaly! another 2nd version Wehrmachtsbus seen in 1944 with 2 people from the magnificent site of Holger (kfz der Wehrmacht).
Tables with the licenceplates of Germany and the Netherlands.
Another KAFA promotional picture of a 1937 liner added in the 5 window page.
An Auwärter early version added in the early Blitz page.
A good interiour shot of one of the nice Roden kits added in the kit723 page.
A picture of a round 1.5 ton 87th scale ADP ambulance on Ebay> added in the 87th scale modell page.
July 2 2013
A new page with info on the explotation in Osnabrück, with 3 pictures of an early, a 1,5 tonner and a 3 tonner. Also pinpointing a nice picture in the 5 window page to it's origings.
Several build 35th scale busses added in modells
A few additions in numbers etc. in the 87th scale modells)
June 28 2013
The info on Aero and Ludewig got some extra facts. Turns out that the Aero doubledecker has a Büssing-NAG chassis.
The semi-trailer page is the first to be updated with the new pictures.
A drawing of a Ju52 sanitarian plane's interiour would give a fair idea of the interiur of an ambulance bus.
And again several new period pictures (See here what's been added)
In the survivers page, two riddles are added: A mysterious Danish surviver and a bare hull. Any idea anyone? (See the questions page for a little more info.
June 23 2013
A 72th scale Danish bus with a gasproducer by Christian Papeleux.
In the 1st Wehrmachtsversion 33 pictures are added. I've reshuffeld them. The page period pictures holds all.
Many other pictures added. If you want to know what's new, see the Added page. They all wil be in the pages that they belong to, but for today it's done.
May 28 2013
A second picture of the Danish 1938 1,5 ton surviver
2 new pictures of the Holstein - Reutter 1,5 ton surviver
A new picture of the Auwärter 1938, 3 ton surviver
A new picture of the Hückelhovener 1938, 1,5 ton surviver
A little piece of a 1937 Ludewig Aero
May 24 2013
Another 72th scale bus. A 1.5 tonner from Silesian Modells
Another sideview of the Aero streamliner
An amazing scratchbuild 72th den Oudsten GTU bus build by Alex from Moscow.
May 7 2013
A build 72th streamliner by Christian Papeleux
The Roden line of 72th modell got updated.
A new illustration page with a marvelous Autobahn promotion.
New pictures in the cabrio page with a 3 ton (possible) Blitz of the infamous grüne Polizei and 2 Navy "policecabrio"'s with hood up and down.
Several new pictures in the survivers page.
A new 1950 1.5 ton surviver and a
6 new pictures in the early Blitz page.
July 22 2012
Martin Korth identified the newest Streamliners bus as a Mercedes. That would disqualify it for this website, but its so beautiful, i'll leave it on anyway.
The Streamliners page got a script to browse through the pictures. Unfortunately that does not work on Apple. Mmmm. That's not nice.
As a test the Interiour pictures page got a new structure. Let me know what you think.
The drawings page is now "Drawings and Illustration" page with several additions.
The new Roden kits got added in the 72th-76th modell page.
The modells page got divided in more seperate pages.
A 72th scale modell 1st WH bus by ericdu34.
Christian Papeleux provided another picture of the Streamliners doubledecker and a magnification of the driverssection. Karroseriefabrik Gebruder Ludewig can be read on it. Many Thanks!
A new period picture in the Interiour and 4 period and 4 surviver pictures in the cabriolet section.
July 11 2012
A regrouping and 14 pictures added to the 1st version Wehrmacht version.
The Streamliners got their own page with some stunning new pictures.
The Design page got a new picture and some reorganisation.
The Specials page got a new picture and some reorganisation.
The Cabrio page got a new picture and some reorganisation.
A period picture of the Ludewig factory building.
February 17 2011
After the previous update it's time for the real deal: period pictures.
The small brother, the 1,5 ton got it's own page with a couple of new pictures.
an early version
1934 truck with semitrailer bus sporting "Grafschafter"(?) as a company name
2nd version Wehrmacht ambulance guarded by a British(?) soldier.
February 10 2011
It's been a long time. Hardly any time for nice things like Blitz busses. Time for some action.
What does a "Weichblitz"-bus look like, after 40 years of wear and a lot of neglect? Like this.
Picture of the Reutter surviver on the retro Classics march 2010
A scratch project of Brazilian builder Luis Vega
1:35 Airpress modell with a problem
1:72 Blitz bus diorama
a newly found 1:43 model
1:87 new crisp 3 ton ambulance modell spotted. (Who knows more?)
1.5t 87th Gollwitzer go11000 1940
1.5t 87th ambulance Gollwitzer 1989 ktw nr45
220th scale, Armstrong with Trailer 2nd Wehrmachtversion
220th scale, 2nd version Wehrmachtbus Armstrong 2pack
Right side illustration of a Hungarian 1944 2nd Wehrmacht version .
January 26 2010
The 1,5 ton bus that was known to me as an Auwärter, tuns out to be a Reutter.
A 1/35th scale diorama of a burned out bus by Piotrek.
January 21 2010
- A little info and 3 pictures on the succesor: the "Weichblitz" (soft Blitz)
- Two new pictures of the 1938 Auwärter (Deutsches museum).
- Finally a story on the IFA surviver the Reko-Blitz.
October 20 2009
- New info and pictures on 1937 3 ton the Estonian surviver.
- New pictures on the 1949 1.5 ton Auwärter.
October 16th 2009
Well, I got several hundred pictures early 2009. Many Blitz pictures, some maybe's and also a lot certainly other makes. What to do with it? Well I decided to share the puzzle of these other busses with you. See wehrmachtbusses and be amazed as I was by the wealth of pictures people send me. It took me a long time to find the form in which I could manage all that information. But I'm back at it.
First to update is a lot of new info on the cabrio's, some models and on Ludewig streamliners.
Design, COE and air stream finaly got it's own page.
September 6th 2008
- New model & model information
- New period pictures added
- Semi-trailers got it's own chapter.
- In the drawings a factory chassisplan.
- Specials got extra info
- Interiour pictures got their own page.
March to may 2008
- Many period pictures added
- More models, better classification, many improvements.
- Move to a paid space.
- Many period pictures added
- Many models, better classification, many improvements