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Can anyone explain the six wheeled german staff cars? They really look superb, but was there a practical / engineering reason for the six wheels - or just an ego trip for the user?

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Not a lot, I'd say.

57 examples of the W31 type G4 were made, which rather indicates how good they were.

6x4 arrangement.

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Thanks, I was rather thinking about the Mercs, but a six wheel Kubel? Can't recall seeing one of those.

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They are ultra rare vehicles I don’t think  many survived

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The G4 are often seen on parades etc but I seen a 6 wheel Kublelwagon on a documentary the other day as a reenactment.

Searching the interweb it was most likely a reconstruction, which hints at there being some originally.

 

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5 minutes ago, Mk3iain said:

The G4 are often seen on parades etc but I seen a 6 wheel Kublelwagon on a documentary the other day as a reenactment.

Searching the interweb it was most likely a reconstruction, which hints at there being some originally.

 

The 6 wheel Kugel that I found on the interweb is captioned as "6 wheeled Kubelwagon replica, movie prop" the rear end doesn't look anything like a Kubelwagen, a Hollywood fantasy? 

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6 hours ago, Pzkpfw-e said:

Not a lot, I'd say.

57 examples of the W31 type G4 were made, which rather indicates how good they were.

6x4 arrangement.

I think it was Dan Snow in another documentary who got a good look at one, valued at a couple of million £.

Highly luxurious and hand made, not for the masses or to get dirty in the field.

A lot of effort that could have produced many more usable vehicles. Vanity...

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Six wheel staff cars where used by other countries Pre and during ww2, including the UK 
here eg. the Morris Commercial Type D,  the Praga AV, Tatra type 82, Skoda 903 and a Japanese type 93

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It may be the way I'm looking at the Steyr, but there does appear to be the trademark canter on the back axles.

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