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German and Axis Armor Discuss German and Axis armored fighting vehicles in World War II. This is also the forum for Achtung Panzer.

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Ford Trucks in German Use

Hi folks

I am looking to find out when the Ford Magirus truck was built and used.

The spanish model toy company, EKO, produces two versions in 1/87 scale.
See Ref. #4015 and #4016 on page 3 of the pdf at this link.
http://www.upc.edu/celsem/eko/eko_mil.pdf

I wargame WW2 with such models but want to be sure that these Ford Magirus trucks were actually used in WW-2.

The other option is, is this truck similar to other Magirus models used by the German Army in World War Two.

And lastly, achtungpanzer only shows
3-ton Ford Type G 917T
3-ton Ford Type 3000S

Were there any other Ford trucks used by Germans (or for that matter the Soviets?)
Thanks, Dan
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You may find this interesting. Ford vehicles were produced all over Europe. The Germans took over the factories and just continued production. Robert

Ford at War: Fighting for Both Sides
The Story of a WWII German Ford Army Truck

http://74.125.155.132/search?q=cache...&gl=us&strip=1

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"The interesting fact was that Soviet built ZIS-5 trucks were manufactured under the license of the Ford company, just as those produced by Germany and France (2-ton or 3-ton Ford truck). That fact allowed Germans who were already familiar with those vehicles to use as many as possible."

http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=6135

"At the beginning of WW2, the French Ford factories located at Poissy and Asničres were controlled by the Laffly company. They transformed 1000 Ford trucks in half-tracked trucks (Maultier) and produced spare parts for the Ford trucks captured in Europe."

http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=6135

Some nice pics here. For example,

Oldtimers picture gallery. Trucks. Ford (Germany) (only pre-1945 here).
since 1926 Ford Motor Company AG, Berlin,
since 1931 Ford Motor Company AG, Köln-Niehl,
since 1935 independent from American import,
since 1939 Ford Werke AG, Köln-Niehl.

http://www.autogallery.org.ru/gfordde.htm
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Deutz Magirus trucks in German use

Here's the reply I had from somebody who works for Magirusthe 4015 and 4016 comments are referencing the model #s for the EKO plastic HO models).

First I must say there was never any trucks manufactured as 'Ford Magirus'.

The Model #4015 is a Magirus Deutz S3000 which was in production September 1940 to September 1944
The earlier S3000 were badged as 'Klockner Deutz'. Production ceased in 1944 when the factory was destroyed.
See attached pic for a short wheelbase version. Some had two piece windscreens, some one piece as supplies were difficult.
There was a half track version , called the Maultier Mule. See attached pics.
These were used in WW2 by the German Army and by the British Forces in Germany after the war.

The other Model #4016 is a 'Magirus Deutz' Mercury or Jupiter which was in production from 1951 to 1964.
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