ADGZ in the Sudetenland, 1938
|Place of origin||Austria|
|Wars||World War II|
|20mm KwK 35 L/45 (with 100 rounds) or 45 mm wz. 1932 (19-K) (T-26 model 1933 turret)|
|3 x 7.92mm MG34 or 2 x 7.92mm MG34 and 1 x DT machine gun|
|Engine||Austro-Daimler M612, 6-cyl, 12 lit|
The Steyr ADGZ was originally developed as a heavy armored car for the Austrian army (its designation was "M35 Mittlere Panzerwagen") from 1934 and delivered from 1935-37.
History[edit | edit source]
The Austrian army was using the ADGZ armored car at the time of Anschluss. 12 were used by the army and 15 were used by the police. The Germans used them for police work and some were taken on by the SS and used on the Eastern front and in the Balkans.
The SS ordered an additional 25 ADGZ which were delivered in 1942. An interesting feature of this vehicle was that there was no "rear:" either end was capable of driving the unit.
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