DaimlerBenz G4 Staff Car / Heavy Personnel Car History Specs…

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Mercedes-Benz G4 W31

Despite its six road wheels, the G4 lacked full 6×6

Despite its use as a general staff car as as centerpiece in many of Hitler’s military parades, the Daimler-Benz G4 was formally classified as a heavy car. Hitler himself favor in the large G4 series as the car for a most imposing presentation its long running length and six-wheeled arrangement. While for cross-country operations, the G4 actually all-wheel drive to its six wheels only the rear axles two self-locking differentials) linked as and the front axles being out of the equation. As such, the G4 generally in cross-country driving, particularly in actions where the vehicle’s weight and unwieldy dimensions solidly against the driver. Hitler was keen on its utilization touring post-battle battlefields or reaching hard-pressed troop for morale visits. When not in these special government G4s stored in the various castles ownership by the Fuhrer.

Production of the G4 began in 1934 by the firm of Daimler-Benz and lasted 1939. The vehicle was delivered in two finishes for their intended roles — the first was of showpiece and the second was of high-ranking transport. The former was delivered a glossy light gray complimented by a black fender and black running boards. The was delivered with a matte military finish as standard. versions featured a collapsible, covering to protect occupants the elements as well as solid windows. The cover conveniently in a setting at the rear upper of the vehicle frame. A hard-topped of the vehicle was also produced and up both a Radio Car communications and Luggage Vehicle for Hitler’s entourage when traveling. versions lacked the rear side windows as well.

The layout of the G4 was highly conventional its unorthodox appearance. The engine was set a front-mounted compartment and attached to a manual transmission system the rear wheels. The driver was at the front-left and managed steering via a conventional steering wheel Two seats were held each with automotive-style hinged to open towards the for easy entry/exit. The rear were given two sets of with one set of doors, these at their forward edge to in a traditional forward-swinging manner. boards lined either of the vehicle underneath the doors and elegantly against the forward and wheel fenders. Power was from a Daimler-Benz M24 OR M24 II series 8-cylinder, in-line engine of 5.0 or 5.4 liter capacity developing up to 110 at 3,400rpm. Road speed was at approximately 42 miles per hour operating weight was in the vicinity of kilograms (8,154lbs). Rounded at the front of the vehicle assisted in time driving and were set to side of the engine grill inside of the forward wheel Chrome was used throughout the

design for detailing purposes. wheels were affixed to on either side of the vehicle just ahead of either door.

Mercedes-Benz G4 W31

Once it became common that the Fuhrer himself the G4 as his own personal staff car, were quick to follow and requested the G4 for their own touring as a showman’s statement to lesser However, less than 150 G4s ever produced which them extremely rare with production totals wildly between 57 and 131 examples on various sources. It is reported only one example of the Luggage Car and one of the Radio Car were ever by Daimler-Benz. Needless to say, appearance today in military is quite a find in any respect.

Some G4s, particularly vehicles charged as escorts in high-ranking VIPs, could be with one or two 7.92mm general machine guns for self-defense. could be either the early-war series or the later MG42 of belt-fed machine gun and mounted on stalk pintles. The forward-mounted was set just behind the front while the aft pintle mounting was set the rear-most set of seats. When in combination, this essentially for a 360-degree field of fire without much protection to the crew.

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Mercedes-Benz G4 W31
Mercedes-Benz G4 W31
Mercedes-Benz G4 W31
Mercedes-Benz G4 W31

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