WH099 The Fordwerke V3000 Truck
This all-new King & Country model comes with a seated army driver and 2 x removable bench seats which, when fitted, can seat at least 8 infantrymen. When the benches are removed the open space can also accommodate all kinds of cargo, ammunition, supplies and even a 20mm flak gun and crew.
The Ford Motor Company opened its first sales office in Weimar Germany in 1925 during the aftermath of WW1. Six year later it built its first factory and assembly plant near Cologne. By the time the Nazis came to power in 1933 the factory was already producing several different kinds of vehicles, mainly American designs, adapted to suit the European market.
It was not until just before the outbreak of WW2 in 1939 that the company was tasked with designing and manufacturing a medium size truck for the Germany Army. By that point the company itself was operating virtually independently of its American parent. The result of their efforts was the Fordwerke V3000 which, after the Opel ‘Blitz’ was the most produced medium truck of the Wehrmacht.