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The Ford V8 Model 51 was a truck of the car manufacturer Ford which was produced worldwide from 1935 to the 40s when Ford 51 and sold.

Ford of Britain built the model as Fordson 61 and 62 Worldwide triggered the series of Ford Six and Eight from.

General

The truck model Ford V8-51 in 1935 as a successor to the Ford Model BB based on the Ford V8 -powered cars developed in the U.S. and subsequently produced worldwide. The truck had a water-cooled 3.6-liter eight-cylinder gasoline engine series with 90 hp and achieved at an average consumption of 26 liters of petrol per 100 km, a top speed of 83 km / h.

German production

The Ford V8-51 was from 1937 to 1939 in the factory including Cologne-Niehl of the German Ford Motor Company AG (from 1939: Ford-Werke AG). The truck was both bunks as well as box trucks for military use with an open cab, some with bull bar and supplied various equipment kits. Were produced as the previous BB as a short version with a wheelbase of 3,340 mm, and the long version with 3,990 mm Wheelbase and 3 t payload.

Noticeable difference between the German Ford models and foreign brands was the consistent front windshield and the modified cab. The vehicle came in large numbers in the NSKK and the Wehrmacht used. At this time dominated Ford with his truck types in 2-3t area in Germany with a market share of 50%. Numerous vehicles were recovered by the outbreak of war in the context of the material mobilization addition of the Wehrmacht and served on all fronts, often with Booty trucks of the same type, but of foreign origin. With the conversion to war production, the production was designed for the benefit of the Wehrmacht unit 3.0 ton truck ( 3000 Ford V S ) with set.

Remaining civilian Ford V8-51 were to "wood gasification" converted. The conversion was at Ford as well as with other manufacturers came by special creation at the respective company premises workshops of the "Imbert generators Society." An example of this model is in the Deutsches Museum in Munich issued.