An ADGZ covers SS troops during an attack on the Polish Post Office in Danzig, 1 September 1939.
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.
As part of the initial operations of the Invasion of Poland, the SS Heimwehr Danzig used three ADGZ armored cars during the attack on the Polish Post Office in Danzig, and lost one during the battle.
After the invasion of the USSR a few ADGZ armored cars were rearmed with turrets from the Soviet T-26 model 1933 light tank.
Type: Armored car
Place of origin Austria
Used: Austria, Nazi Germany
Wars: World War II
Weight: 12 tons
Length: 6.26 m (20 ft 6 in)
Width: 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in)
Height: 2.56 m (8 ft 5 in)
Armor: 11 mm (0.43 in)
Armament: 20mm KwK 35 L/45 (with 100 rounds) or 45 mm wz. 1932 (19-K) (T-26 model 1933 turret)
Secondary armament: 3 x 7.92mm MG34 or 2 x 7.92mm MG34 and 1 x DT mg
Engine: Austro-Daimler M612, 6-cylinder, 12 litre, 150 hp (110 kW)
Range: 450 km (280 mi)
Speed: 70 km/h (43 mph)