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BMW Motorcycles

BMW R-75

L'armée allemande utilisa pendant la 2e guerre mondiale, de nombreuses motos qui furent classées en trois catégories: les légères (moins de 300 cc), les moyennes (jusqu'à 500 cc) et les lourdes (supérieures à 500 cc). Les campagnes d'Afrique et de Russie démontrèrent que seules les motos lourdes étaient aptes être utilisées dans des conditions défavorables. La BMW R-75 entre dans cette catégorie. Cette moto fut conçue pour recevoir un side-car mais fut également largement utilisée sans. Cette moto fut l'une des "deux roues" de base des bataillons motocyclistes des divisions blindées et motorisées de la Wehrmacht et des Waffen-SS. Toutefois, toutes les unités des divisions en étaient généralement pourvues. Une division blindée comprenait en général (1943) 480 de ces véhicules. Dans les divisions d'infanterie le nombre était supérieur à 400 jusqu'en 1943 et par après réduit à 170, les motos y étant supplantées par les "quatre roues". La BMW R-75 fut fabriquée à 18000 exemplaires entre 1941 et 1944.

The German army used during the 2nd world war, many motor bikes which were classified in three categories: light (less than 300 cc), medium (up to 500 cc) and heavy (higher than 500 cc). The campaigns of Africa and Russia showed that only the heavy motor bikes were suited being used under adverse conditions. The BMW R-75 is included in this category. This motos was conceived to receive a side-car but was also largely used without. This motor bikes was one of the "two-wheels" of the motorcylcists battalions of armoured and motorized divisions of Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS. However, all the units of divisions were generally equipped with it. An armoured division in general included (1943) 480 of these vehicles. In divisions of infantry the number was higher than 400 until 1943 and by after reducted to 170, the motor bikes y being supplanted by the "four-wheels". The BMW R-75 was manufactured with 18000 specimens between 1941 and 1944.

 

BMW R-75
src: Revell
src: ?

 

BMW R-75
src: Tamiya
src: Tamiya

 

7.92 mm MG 13/34/42
Penetration of a shielding plate (mm) under a plunging angle of 30°
Ammo
Weight
Velocity
100 m
500 m
1000 m
1500 m
2000 m
Patr SmK
0.0115 kg
785 m/s
8
3
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-
-

 

BMW R-75 traversant une passerelle en bois.
BMW R-75 en Afrique du Nord.
BMW R-75 crossing a wood runway.
BMW R-75 in North Africa.
src: La seconde guerre mondiale, Editions C. Colomb

 

BMW R-75 in North Africa.

 

 

Data BMW R-75 (w/sidecar)
Dimensions  
Weight: 670 kg - Crew: 2-3 - Length: 2.40 m - Width: 1.48 m - Height: 1.08 m - Ground clearance: 0.12 m
Propulsion  
Engine: BMW R-75 Boxer OHV 746 cc, 2 cyl., 26 hp - Fuel: Gasoline (24L)
Performances  
Speed: 92 km/h (on road) - ? km/h (off road) - Range: 340 km (on road), ? km (off road)
Armament  

Type: none or 1 x 7.92 mm MG 34/42 - Ammo: none or ?

Armor  
none

 

Poteau'44 Museum
src: Vincent Bourguignon

 

 

Drawings


BMW R-75 w/sidecar 1/9BMW R-75 w/sidecar 1/35Stalingrad Corner (Winter 42-43) DioramaThe Station Diorama

 

BMW R-12

La BMW R-12 qui appartient à la catégorie des motos lourdes (plus de 500 cc) fut produite à plus de 10000 exemplaires pour l'armée allemande entre 1935 et 1941. Elle était employé avec ou sans side-car.

The BMW R-12 which belongs to the category of the heavy motor bikes (more than 500 cc) was produced with more than 10000 specimens for the German army between 1935 and 1941. It was employed with or without side-car.

 

BMW R-12
src: Site Oldtimer

 

Data BMW R-12
Dimensions  
Weight: 188 kg - Crew: 2 - Length: 2.10 m - Width: 0.90 m - Height: 0.94 m - Ground clearance: 0.12 m
Propulsion  
Engine: Boxer SV 745 cc, 2 cyl., 20 hp - Fuel: Gasoline (14L)
Performances  
Speed: 100 km/h (on road) - ? km/h (off road) - Range: 230 km (on road), ? km (off road)
Armament  

Type: none - Ammo: none

Armor  
none

 

BMW R-12 (sidecar)
src: ?

 

BMW R-35

La BMW R-35 appartient à la catégorie des motos moyennes (entre 300 et 500 cc).

The BMW R-35 belongs to the category of the medium motor bikes (between 300 and 500 cc).

 

BMW R-35
src: Site Oldtimer

 

Data BMW R-35
Dimensions  
Weight: 162 kg - Crew: 2 - Length: 2.18 m - Width: 0.74 m - Height: 1 m - Ground clearance: 0.12 m
Propulsion  
Engine: 342 cc, 1 cyl., 140 hp - Fuel: Gasoline (12L)
Performances  
Speed: 100 km/h (on road) - ? km/h (off road) - Range: 230 km (on road), ? km (off road)
Armament  

Type: none - Ammo: none

Armor  
none

 

 

BMW R-71

La BMW R-71 appartient à la catégorie des motos lourdes (plus de 500 cc). Elle fut produite entre 1938 et 1941 à 3458 exemplaires.

The BMW R-71 belongs to the category of the heavy motor bikes (more than 500cc). It was produced between 1938 and 1941 to 3458 specimens.

 

BMW R-71
src: Site Oldtimer

 

Data BMW R-71
Dimensions  
Weight: 187 kg - Crew: 2 - Length: 2.13 m - Width: 0.815 m - Height: 0.96 m - Ground clearance: 0.12 m
Propulsion  
Engine: 745 cc, 2 cyl., 22 hp - Fuel: Gasoline (14L)
Performances  
Speed: 125 km/h (on road) - ? km/h (off road) - Range: ? km (on road), ? km (off road)
Armament  

Type: none - Ammo: none

Armor  
none

 

Other BMW

 

BMW R-4
BMW R-11

 

BMW R-61
BMW R-62

 

 

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