DKW MUNGA 0.25 t light truck
























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Great reference pics Hermann, I’m very grateful!

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Your welcome, Brian.

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Oh that’s a fugly little scooter.

FYI: MUNGA means
Mehrzweck
UNniversal
Gelände
Automobil

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I’m in no position to quibble re the Geman language but my sources have it as:

Mehrzweck
Universal
Geländewagen mit
Allradantrieb

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Brian, you are right. So far MUNGA was never my expertise. Again what learned.

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Well, still a very interesting little vehicle, so thanks again for the pictures.

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A MUNGA in styrene would have an enormous modelling potential. As liason vehicle, MedEvac with stretchers. and AT vehicles with 106mm RR and COBRA missiles.

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It would indeed; I have the Elite resin model for this little project:

You are probably aware that Ace have advertised (injected) one on the side of their box containing the Iltis.

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MUNGA variants
https://panzerbaer.de/helper/bw_lkw_00-25t_gl_munga-a.htm
https://panzerbaer.de/helper/bw_lkw_00-25t_gl_munga-b.htm
MUNGA and Unimog in ice and snow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s6nKzRkYlw

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My father’s favourite when he was a conscript sergeant-mechanic in the Dutch Army. Not :slight_smile:

The German ones were apparently OK, but the Dutch Army didn’t want to have to put lubricating oil into the fuel (IIRC, because they didn’t trust conscripts to do this properly) so they had Auto Union make a few changes, namely, installing an oil pump and associated reservoir.

As a result, my father has stories of repairing engines that seized due to lack of lubrication. Including on the first test drive after having just repaired an engine seizure …

Also, according to him, this is one of those vehicles that in winter, you can’t turn on the heater because it will stall the engine, while in summer you have to turn it on to prevent the engine overheating :slight_smile:

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When I joined the Bundeswehr in 1971 the Lkw, Leicht, 0,5 Tonnen was the “Jeep” of the German Army. Starting in 1979 the “Iltis” replaced the DKW MUNGA.

During long road marches, for example from Hammelburg to Baumholder, or Hammelburg to Graf the driver and passengers of following wheeled vehicles quite often got sick, if not keeping the standard ordered 50 meters distance on road-marches on all roads except Autobahns (National Highways)! The fumes of of the burned oil weren’t a pleasure to breathing it. On the other hand, the required standards for road-marches on all roads except Autobahns could be easily maintained, if one of the individuals not following the book faced the consequences driving behind an Lkw, leicht 0,5 Tonnen, i.e. vomitting and caughing.

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