Steyr-270 1500A (A - Allrad Antrieb, all-wheel drive

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Years of production: 1941 - 1944 4x4 1,5-ton truck and modifications Overall production: 12450 examples (+ about 5600, co-produced in 1943-1944 by Wanderer Werke Siegmar (86k b/w)) Engine: 86hp/3000rpm, V8-cyl overhead-valve (OHV) air-cooled petrol engine, 3517cc Bore/Stroke: 78/92 mm Length: 5080mm, width: 2030mm, height: 2320mm Clearance: 275mm; wheelbase: 3250mm Gearbox: 4 speeds + 1 back gear 2-speed transfer box with front axle disconnect Clutch: dry plate Electrics: 12 Volt Brakes: Hydraulic, 4 wheels Rear differential lock Weight: 2485-2500 kg Maximal speed: 90 km/h (offroad - 45 km/h) Tyres: Offroad 190-20 or 7,25-20 inches (or special desert tyres for Africa Corps - 270-16) Fuel tank capacity: 100 L Fuel consumption: 24 L/100km (offroad - 36 L/100km) Most numerous were Kfz. 70 Mannschaftswagen (8-seater personnel carrier). In 1941-1942 Steyr-1500A automobiles had turnable spares in the middle of the body. They disappeared on late versions (1942-1944). Photos are from: Werner Oswald's "Kraftfahrzeuge und Panzer der Reichwehr,Wehrmacht und Bundeswehr", 1982, Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, Bart Vanderveen's "Historic Military Vehicles Directory", "After the Battle" publication, 1989, Reinhard Frank's "Lastkraftwagen Der Wehrmacht", PODZUN-PALLAS, 1992, Panzermuseum Munster, Germany, "Oldtimer Markt" magazine, Germany, Peter Kirchberg's "Bildatlas Auto Union", Berlin, 1987.

Steyr-640
Years of production: 1937 - 1941 6x4 1500kg truck Overall production: 3780 examples Engine: 56hp/3800rpm, 6-cyl overhead-valve (OHV) liquid cooled engine, 2260cc Bore/Stroke: 73/90 mm Length: 5330mm, width: 1730mm, height: 2330mm Road clearance: 23cm Wheelbase: 2500+1060 mm Gearbox: 4 speeds + 1 back gear Brakes: Hydraulic Weight: 2400-2886 kg Maximal speed: 70 km/h Tyres: 7,00-18 inches Fuel tank capacity: 95 Ltr. (for 340 km) Fuel consumption: up to 28 Ltr./100km Photos are from: Thomas Winkelbauer, Vienna, Werner Oswald's "Kraftfahrzeuge und Panzer der Reichwehr,Wehrmacht und Bundeswehr", 1982, Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart, Bart Vanderveen's "Historic Military Vehicles Directory", "After the Battle" publication, 1989, Reinhard Frank's "Lastkraftwagen Der Wehrmacht", PODZUN-PALLAS, 1992, and "Österreichs Feuerwehrveteranen Fahrzeuge 1930 - 70" from Udo Paulitz at the EFB-publishing house, 1990. Steyr-640 served basically for German Wehrmacht and Bulgarian army. Thanks for powerful help to Thomas Winkelbauer from Vienna and to Liucijus Suslavičius (Vilnius), automobile historian and author of numerous publications.

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