BMW R-75
Image: BMW R-75 & Sidecar
Year1941
Vehicle TypeMotorcycle Combination (Sidecar)
Origin & DesignerGermany/BMW
Numbers Produced16.500
Crew2
Armament1 x 7.92mm MG34 (Pivot)
Ammunition Carried100 x 7.92mm
Pay Load[@pay_load]
Towed Load[@towed_load]
Weight420 kg (With Sidecar)
Height1.08m
Width1.73m (With Sidecar)
Length2.40m
Ground Clearance0.12m
Fording Depth0.25m
Obstacle Clearance[@obstacle_clearance]
Climbing Ability40┬░
Radio[@radio]
Armour[@armour]
EngineBMW R-75 Boxer 2-Cyl (Petrol)
Transmission4 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range340 km
Maximum Cross Country Range270 km
Maximum Road Speed92 kph
Maximum Road Speed + Trailer[@maximum_road_speed_trailer]
Maximum Cross Country Speed[@maximum_cross_country_speed]
Maximum Road Towing Speed[@maximum_road_towing_speed]
Variants[@variants]
NotesThe R-75 was an improvement on the R-12, it had a permanently fitted sidecar which was powered by the main engine and this was used to mount light weapons as well as carry personnel. They were issued to Panzer, Panzer Grenadier and Fallschirmj├Ąger formations as well as standard units and these were used in a number of roles. They were well liked and reliable and were widely used on all fronts.