1937 Krupp Protze - Wheatcroft Collection - Donington Grand Prix Museum, Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 49.653 W 001° 21.935
30U E 610118 N 5854339
Quick Description: The L 2 H 43 and L 2 H 143 "Krupp-Protze" was a six-wheeled 6x4 German truck and artillery tractor produced between 1934 and 1941 and heavily used in World War II. Part of the Wheatcroft Collection located in the Donington Grand Prix Museum.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/14/2018 12:46:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMXQKJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member WanderingAus
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Long Description:
"The L 2 H 43 and L 2 H 143 "Krupp-Protze" (unofficial designation) was a six-wheeled 6x4 German truck and artillery tractor produced between 1934 and 1941 and heavily used in World War II. It was powered by a 55 hp or, from 1936, 60 hp Krupp M 304 4-cylinder petrol engine. Its main purpose was to tow artillery, especially the PaK 36, and transport motorized infantry.

This vehicle was extensively used on the Eastern Front, during the North African campaign and in France and Sicily. The "Krupp-Protze" was of relatively advanced design. Its fuel consumption was relatively high (24 Litres / 100 km on road) in comparison to the comparable Opel Blitz 1.5 t truck (16.5 liters / 100 km, produced 1938 - 1942). Total production was about 7,000 units."

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Open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm Last admissions 4pm Closed: Christmas (Fri 22nd December to Mon 1st January reopen Tue 2nd January) Closed: Download Festival (tba) Cost of Admission: £12.00


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