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Discussion in 'German Military vehicles used during WWII' started by Gecko, Dec 4, 2007.

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  1. Gecko

    Gecko New Member

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    We have all seen the famous German motorcycles with the side wagon in almost all War movies.

    I was wondering are these BMWs? or are they a different make?
     
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    Mostly BMW I think. Zundap also produced Motorcycles for the Wehrmacht though I believe.
     
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    Wasn't there an SS group assigned to a motorcycle group?
     
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    Yes, the Waffen SS also had their Kradshütze or Kräders - and besides BMW´s and Zündapps they also used DKW´s, NSU´s and other brands on a smaller basis.
    The mortality rate of the men in these motorcycle batallions was high, however, as they practically had no protection from enemy fire.
     
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    Bayerische Motoren Werke or BMW is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturing company founded in 21st july 1917.

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    May be most of the bikes that was used in war movies as you described a feature with was from BMWs.
     

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