Cararama – BMW R75 + sidecar , Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK)



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-sběratelský model motocyklu BMW R75  1/43
-provedení: kovový model s plastovými částmi 
-model je v kvalitním provedení 

                              BMW R75

The BMW R75 is a World War II-era motorcycle and sidecar combination produced by the German company BMW.In the 1930s BMW were producing a number of popular and highly effective motorcycles. In 1938 development of the R75 started in response to a request from the German Army.

ClassMotorcycle/sidecar combination
Engine745 cc flat-twin (OHV)
Bore / stroke78 mm × 78 mm (3.1 in × 3.1 in)
Power26 hp (19 kW)
Weight420 kg (930 lb)

Preproduction models of the R75 were powered by a 750 cc side valve engine, which was based on the R71 engine. However it was quickly found necessary to design an all-new OHV 750 cc engine for the R75 unit. This OHV engine later proved to be the basis for subsequent post-war twin BMW engines like the R51/3, R67 and R68.

The BMW R75 and its rival the Zündapp KS 750 were both widely used by the Wehrmacht in Russia and North Africa, though after a period of evaluation it became clear that the Zündapp was the superior machine. In August 1942 Zündapp and BMW, on the urging of the Army, agreed upon standardization of parts for both machines, with a view of eventually creating a Zündapp-BMW hybrid (designated the BW 43), in which a BMW 286/1 side-car would be grafted onto a Zündapp KS 750 motorcycle. They also agreed that the manufacture of the R75 would cease once production reached 20,200 units, and after that point BMW and Zündapp would only produce the Zündapp-BMW machine, manufacturing 20,000 each year.

The Afrika Korps or German Africa Corps (German: Deutsches Afrikakorps, DAK ) was the German expeditionary force in Africa during the North African Campaign of World War II.


The unit’s best known commander was Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.

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