German Volkswagen 1944 Technical Manual — Volkswagen Kubelwagen

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GERMAN VOLKSWAGEN 1944 MANUAL

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF G. C. MARSHALL . Chief of Staff.

J. A. ULIO . Major General, The General.

PART ONE INTRODUCTION

1.

a. These instructions are published for the and guidance of the personnel to whom equipment is assigned. They

information on the operation and maintenance of the Volkswagen as well as descriptions of the units and their functions in to the other components of the vehicle.

b. manual has the following arrangement.

(1) One, Introduction, contains and data.

(2) Part Two, Instructions, contains instructions for the of the vehicle, with description and of the controls and instruments.

(3) Part Three, Maintenance contains information needed for the of the scheduled lubrication and preventive services, and instructions for maintenance which can ordinarily be performed by organizations (first

and second

c. The operations described in this are based on the availability of necessary accessories, and tools. Conditions

arise in which the items to in the manual are not available since cannot be requisitioned through channels. In these

cases, initiative must be resorted to repairs are required.

2. RECORDS.

a. and records which may be provided for use in prescribed operations are listed with brief explanations of In case of Volkswagen, use of these will be governed by tactical and extent to which vehicle is

(1) STANDARD FORM NO. 26, DRIVER’S ACCIDENT, MOTOR TRANSPORTATION. One of this form should be with the vehicle at all times. In of an accident resulting in injury or damage, it should be filled out by the on the spot, or as promptly as practical

(2) WAR DEPARTMENT FORM NO. 48, DRIVER’S TICKET AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE RECORD. This form, executed, is furnished to the driver his vehicle is dispatched on non-tactical The driver and the official user of the complete, in detail, appropriate of this form. These need not be issued for vehicles in or on tactical missions. The reverse of this form contains the daily and weekly preventive service reminder schedule.

(3) A.G.O. FORM NO. 6, DUTY This form, slightly is used for scheduling and maintaining a of

vehicle maintenance operations. It may be for lubrication records.

(4) W.D. FORM NO. 461, PREVENTIVE SERVICE AND TECHNICAL INSPECTION SHEET FOR WHEELED

AND HALF-TRACK This form is used for all (monthly) and 6,000-mile (semiannual) services and

all technical inspections on wheeled or half-track vehicles.

II. DESCRIPTION AND DATA

3. DESCRIPTION.

a. The Volkswagen is a four-wheeled, rubber-tired, axle drive personnel and reconnaissance car, comparable

in and size to the American 1/4-ton truck. No propeller shaft, as is used; the engine, transmission, and comprise a unit structure is secured to the floor at the extreme end of the vehicle. Access to the engine is by a hinged door at the rear of the The vehicle has no frame. Instead, a stamping comprising the floor of the is ribbed and provided with a tunnel to give desired to form the foundation of the vehicle. The fuel tank is located the front body panel on the side of the vehicle. The spare is carried on top of the front body

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b. Engine. The engine is an air-cooled, four-cycle, horizontally-opposed type. and exhaust valves are located in

the head and are operated by conventional arms and push rods.

c. The transmission is the selective, sliding-gear Four speeds forward and one are available. Differing

from vehicles, no direct drive is The fourth speed forward is an having a ratio of 0.80 to 1. A description of the transmission is contained in XX.

Figure I Volkswagen Left View

Figure 2 Volkswagen Left View

d. Differential. A positive differential is used in place of gears. Whenever excessive is built up, the differential

locks, transmitting torque equally to the two wheels. A detailed description of the is contained in section XX.

e. Suspension. All are independently sprung. The two front are sprung on pairs of torsion mounted transversely

on the vehicle, the wheel kingpins being on a parallelogram linkage. The two rear are stabilized laterally from the housing, and oscillate vertically centers of the universal joints are attached to the sides of the differential Suspension of the rear wheels is by arms attached to each end of a rod mounted transversely on the vehicle.

f. Gear. Steering wheel and mechanism are of the conventional type used in American vehicles.

g. Braking System. Service operate on all four wheels. are mechanical brakes, actuated by attached to the foot

brake The parking brake, through the system of cables, also the service brakes on all four

4. TABULATED DATA.

a. Vehicle

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