An attempt by a well-known German publishing house, Verlag Ullstein to deliver newspapers faster than others, led to the evolution of this truck.
And so, the firm asked Austrian aircraft and automotive designer Edmund Rumpler to design a delivery truck that can travel very fast on the Berlin–Magdeburg–Dessau–Berling route. So this aerodynamic and unique looking 3-axle truck, started taking shape under his firm Rumpler-Lindner Vorntriebs-Gesellschaft mbH. The body was constructed by Gottfried Lindner (specialist in making carriages for trams, trains, etc.) with technical help coming from another expert coachbuilding firm called Luchterhand & Freytag.
The truck was constructed in such a manner where the front-drive wheels were larger than the two rear wheels that were smaller and fitted in balance beam pattern. Specially made 'Continental' tyres were fitted on this truck which had a payload of 5 tons. The first truck with a 90 hp Maybach 6-cylinder engine rolled out in 1929 and was called RuV 29. This truck travelled at 75 km/hr. It was the first 3-axle truck with a front-wheel drive.
Verlag Ullstein immediately asked Rumpler to make one more but with a more powerful engine. So, in 1930 the next truck rolled out with a powerful Maybach V12 engine and having power output of 150 hp. This new truck called RuV 31 6x2 could travel at 100 km/hr.
Sadly in 1943, both the trucks got destroyed during the initial bombing of Berlin.
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|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|- Only 333 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||11 x 4 x 4|