The Schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper (Heavy Militairy Tractor), or sWS, was developed as a medium
half-track and used to transport supplies to front-line troops or as a
towing vehicle for the light artillery. However, on the large rear flat
load compartment some other applications have been develop..
German 18 Ton Heavy Half-Track Famo and Tank Transporter Sd.Ah.116As
World War II progressed, the vehicles used on the battlefields became
larger and larger. When these mammoth machines broke down or became
damaged, the task of bringing them back from the front lines was not an
easy one. Thi..
In 1938, the German Army decided to develop an armoured personnel
carrier on the basis of the 3-ton half track (HL-KL-9p). Hanomag
Hannoversch Machinenbau (AG) in Hannover was ordered to develop the
running gear and Bussing-NAG in Berlin was to develop the superstructure
to be armoured. De..
It was shortly after the invasion of Russia in 1941, that the German Wehrmacht began to seriously consider a necessity of increasing firepower in their motorized infantry formations. By applying some simple modifications to he Sd.Kfz. 251 infantry half-track, they partially fulfilled this requiremen..
For some time the excellent Ds.kfz 250 had been converted by front line
troops for radio control use, also as ammunition carriers and for
various other roles. This chassis was further converted and the Sd.kfz
250/9 was born. This conversion was required to be mass produced from
The Sd.Kfz. 251 half-track stable was the centerpiece of the German
Mechanized Corps, throughout the World War II. First production began
in 1939, with the series classified into four types from Ausf. A to D,
according to the production period. The early models used a very
The half-track Sd.Kfz 10 Demag D7 was used by German troops in large numbers during the Second World War and saw its presence on all the main fronts from the invasion of Poland, to North Africa, to Russia. It was created with the aim of being an effective artillery, in every situation and environmen..