Mercedes-Benz L3000 – German 3 Ton Truck


The truck was powered by a Daimler-Benz OM 64/4, 74 hp, 4 cylinder diesel engine. It gave the Mercedes-Benz L3000 truck a high speed of 70 km/h with a range of 450 kilometers on a 90 liters fuel tank. The civil version had a 4×2 rear axle drive, the military version had all wheel drive with very good off road capabilities.

Mercedes-Benz L3000 Truck – photo 2011
Mercedes-Benz L3000 Truck – photo 2011
Mercedes-Benz L3000 Truck – photo 2011

At the start of the war lots of civil L3000 lorries were drafted into the Wehrmacht. The Military versions were designated Mercedes-Benz L3000A (All wheel drive) and Mercedes-Benz L3000S (Standard Version). The L3000 refers to a payload of 3 tons.
The Mercedes-Benz L3000 was produced until 1944, numbering 33.265 trucks.

The Mercedes-Benz L3000 was used on all fronts and extensively used by the Africa Korps.

Mercedes-Benz L3000 Truck – photo 2011
Mercedes-Benz L3000 Truck – photo 2011
Mercedes-Benz L3000 Truck – photo 2011

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Nice to see these old vehicles still in working condition. There can not be many of these trucks around nowadays.

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