Mercedes-Benz L3000

The Mercedes-Benz L3000 was a common 4x2 3,1-ton rear axle drive truck used by Germany in World War II. The engine it used was a Daimler-Benz OM 65/4 75 hp 4-cylinder diesel engine. It was used alongside the Opel Blitz, and proved even more reliable in rough terrain. It was used extensively by the Afrika Korps and on the other fronts. It existed in three versions, the L3000, the L3000A, and the L3000S. It was produced from 1938 on to 1943, and by that time more than 27,700 of all versions had been built. This made it the most produced Mercedes-Benz truck of World War II.

Mercedes-Benz L3000
Class Vehicle
Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Origin Germany
Country Name Origin Year
Germany 1938
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Germany 1938 1945 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Mercedes-Benz View

Type Truck
Place of origin  Nazi Germany
Service history
In service 1938 - 1945
Wars World War II
Weight tonnes
Length m
Width m
Height m
Crew 2
Armor none
Speed km/h

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