Krupp Protze Lorry

Alan Ranger

The L 2 H 43 and L 2 H 143 better known by its nick name given to it by the troops that used it ”The Krupp-Protze" (Krupp Boxer) was a specialized multi-purpose designed six-wheeled 6x4 (six wheel 4 wheel drive) German light off road truck and artillery tractor produced between 1934 and 1941.
Date Published :
October 2020
Publisher :
MMPBooks
Language:
English
Series :
Camera ON
Illustration :
150 B&W photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788365958792
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 11.8 X 8.2 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$25.00

Overview
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The L 2 H 43 and L 2 H 143 better known by its nick name given to it by the troops that used it ”The Krupp-Protze" (Krupp Boxer) was a specialized, multipurpose, six-wheeled 6x4 (six wheel 4 wheel drive) German light off-road truck and artillery tractor. It was fitted with the Krupp M-304 flat four engine, a 4-cylinder horizontally opposed petrol engine that originally delivered 55hp but was upgraded to deliver 60hp in 1936. It was this flat engine the allowed the fitting of the slopping engine bonnet that gave rise to the vehicles nickname. The Krupp Boxer saw extensive service on all of the operational fronts where the German army was engaged.

This publication covers the Krupp-Protze in great photographic detail focusing on the trucks and their crews as they dealt with the conditions and circumstances they found themselves in. It is illustrated with the author’s own collection of photographs, all taken by the average German soldier and not official army cameramen whose photos are already well known.

About The Author
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The author is a British acknowledged expert in this field.

REVIEWS
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"This book will be of great interest to modelers planning on building this lorry and to military historians alike."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"Any information on the vehicle is provided in a short introduction and through the captions of the many photos in the book. This sort of thing is a boon to modelers and enthusiasts alike."

- ModelingMadness.Com

"...a unique and welcome addition to the plethora of references available covering these ubiquitous German World War Two era trucks. It provides sound background information about the vehicles featured, with the addition of a very large number of unique and interesting photos never before published."

- War Wheels

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