WO 208/2988: German Army equipment 1939-1945: Vehicles other than Armoured Fighting Vehicles

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    Table 2 - Standard German Army Passenger Cars
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    Table 3 - Lorry Production Programme for 1944

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    From Errata:
    The line under "Medium Lorries (3 tons)" should run under the Opel Model 6700A instead of the Ford V.3000 S.
     
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    Table 4 - Nomenclature of German Semi-Tracked Vehicles. (War-time Production Models)

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    FOOTNOTE TO TABLE 4

    1. Sd. Kfz Numbers
    The Sd. Kfz. (Sonderkraftfahrzeug or special vehicle) number was given by the German Army to the members of each series introduced into service, for identification purposes. Thus, Sd. Kfz. 10 indicated a 1-ton semi-tracked tractor, without reference to which manufacturers' model it might be. An oblique stroke followed by a further numeral indicated that the vehicle carried some special equipment or was otherwise modified.

    2. Basic Chassis Designations
    These consisted of the abbreviation of tractor (Zugkraftwagen) followed by the trailed load rating, and simply indicated the type of vehicle, without reference to the particular manufacturers' model. Thus, Zgkw 8t. might mean any tractor in the 8-ton series.

    3. Manufacturers' Model Designations
    In the manufacturers' model designations e.g. KMn 11, D 7 p, H 8 (H) initial capitals were the initials of the parent firm or one of the principal manufacturers. Thus,
    A = Adler
    BN = Büssing N.A.G.
    D = Demag
    F = Famo
    H = Hanomag
    HL = Borgward (Hansa-Lloyd)
    KM = Krauss Maffei.

    The subsequent small letter or letters, used only in the earlier models, referred to the series to which the vehicle belonged, thus
    11 = the lightest type at the relevant date, i.e. 1-ton series
    kl = the small type, i.e. the 3-ton series
    1, m and s referred respectively to the light (5-ton), medium (8-ton) and heavy (12-ton) series.

    The figure gave the number of the model in the development series of each type.

    A terminal p indicated that the vehicle was armoured (gepanzert), while a terminal H in brackets indicated that it had a rear engine (Heckmotor).

    In the HK range, e.g. HK 101, HKp 606, HK = semi-track (Halbkettenfahrzeug), p indicated an armoured model and the "hundreds" part of the figure gave the approximate weight of the vehicle in tons, while the digits figure gave the serial number of the model.
     
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    Table 5 - Summary of Data for Motorcycle Tractor Series (HK 100 Series); Parent Firm: N.S.U., Neckarsulm

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    Table 6 - Summary of Data for Experimental Adler Series, HK 300 Series, & Light Military Tractors (Le.WS); Parent Firm: Adler, Frankfurt-am-Main

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    Table 7 - Summary of Data for 1-ton Semi-Track Series; Parent Firm: DEMAG (WETTER)
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    Table 8 (2 parts) - Summary of Data for 3-ton Semi-Track & HK 600 Series

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    From Errata:
    In column headed "H8(H)" under "Engine make or type" for "Mayback HL 42 read "Maybach HL 49"
     
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    Table 9 - Summary of Data for 5-ton Semi-Track Series & Heavy Military Tractor (SWS); Parent Firm: Büssling - M.A.G., Berlin

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    From Errata:
    In column headed "Heavy Military Tractor (SWS)" under "Engine make or type" for "Maybach HL61" read "Maybach HL 42"
     
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    Table 10 - Summary of Data for 8-ton Semi-Track & HK 900 Series; Parent Firm: Krauss-Maffei, Munich

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    Table 11 - Summary of Data for 12-ton Semi-Track Series and HK 1601; Parent Firm: Daimler-Benz, Berlin

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    From Errata:
    In column headed "DB 10" the item "Handbreak acts on ..." should read:
    (STEERING BRAKES) (Mechanically) (originally)
    (ROAD BRAKES) (Mechanically) (later)
     
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    Table 12 - Summary of Data for the 18-ton Semi-Track Serials; Parent Firm: Famo, Breslau

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    From Errata:
    After line "Distance front wheel to driving sprocket (centres)" etc, insert new line:-
    "Distance, driving sprocket to idler (centres)
    (F2) ... 4800 (F3) ... 4800 (F4) ... 4410"
     
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    Table 13 - Summary of Data for the "Maultier" Vehicles

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    5. PHOTOGRAPHS

    Fig. 1 - B.M.W. Heavy Motorcycle Combination, Model R 75
    Fig. 2 - Zündapp Heavy Motorcycle Combination, Model KS 750
    Fig. 3 - Zündapp Heavy Motorcycle Combination, Model KS 750
    Fig. 4 - D.K.W. Light Motorcycle, Model RT 125
    Fig. 5 - D.K.W. Medium Motorcycle, Model NZ 350
    Fig. 6 - Standard chassis for Light Passenger Car
    Fig. 7 - Standard chassis for Medium Passenger Car
    Fig. 8 - Standard chassis for Heavy Passenger Car
    Fig. 9 - Military version of the Volkswagen (Model 8 2)
    Fig. 9a - Civilian Volkswagen

    Fig. 10 - Chassis of Military version of the Volkswagen Model 8 2
    Fig. 11 - Amphibious Volkswagen (Model 166)
    Fig. 12 - Amphibious Volkswagen (Model 166)
    Fig. 13 - Steyr 4 x 4 Staff Car, Model 1500A
    Fig. 14 - Standard chassis for Light Lorry
    Fig. 15 - Chassis of Steyr Light Lorry, Model 1500A
    Fig. 16 - Phänomen Ambulance, Model Granit 1500A
    Fig. 17 - Mercedes Benz 3-ton Lorry Model L 3000A
    Fig. 18 - Ford 3-ton Lorry, Model V 3000S
    Fig. 19 - Opel 3-ton Lorry, Model 3.6 - 36S

    Fig. 20 - Opel 3-ton Lorry, Model 6700A
    Fig. 21 - Büssing - N.A.G. 4 1/2-ton Lorry, Model 4.500S
    Fig. 22 - Chassis of Mercedes Benz 4 1/2-ton Lorry, Model L4500 S
    Fig. 23 - Tatra 6 1/2-ton Lorry, Model 6500A III
    Fig. 24 - Balanced Leaf-Spring Suspension used in early Semi-Tracks.
    Fig. 25 - Balanced Leaf-Spring Suspension used in 8-ton Semi-Track, Model KMm II
    Fig. 26 - Torsion Bar Suspension on Medium Armoured Semi-Track, Model H kl 6p
    Fig. 27 - Front view of 3-ton Semi-Track, Model H kl 6, showing front axle arrangement
    Fig. 28 - Idler Suspension on 3-ton Semi-Track, Model H kl 6, showing Drawn-Bolt for Track Tensioning, Shear Pin and the Bracket, sprung by a Short Torsion-Bar, in which the Journal of the Idler Stub-Axle is mounted
    Fig. 29 - Typical Track-Link, showing Needle-Bearing Assembly

    Fig. 30 - Typical Track-Link
    Fig. 31 - Sectioned Track-Link; Track pad, Grease chamber, Closure screw
    Fig. 32 - Track-Pin & Needle-Bearing Assembly
    Fig. 33 - Chassis of Light Semi-Track, Model HL kl 2
    Fig. 34 - Hull of Semi-Tracked Tractor Model HK 605
    Fig. 35 - Typical Engine Compartment Layout, the 3-ton Semi-Track Model H kl 6, with Maybach HL 42 Engine
    Fig. 36 - Borward 3 1/2 litre Engine used in early 3-ton Semi-Tracks Models HL kl 2, HL kl 3 (H) and HL kl 5
    Fig. 37 - Constant Mesh Main Gearbox on Medium Armoured Semi-Track Model H kl 6p
    Fig. 38 - 2-Speed Auxiliary Gearbox on Medium Armoured Semi-Track Model H kl 6p
    Fig. 39 - Cletrac Controlled Differential with Steering Brake Backing Plates and Shoes (Model H kl 6p)

    Fig. 40 - Cletrac Controlled Differential on Medium Armoured Semi-Track Model H kl 6p, partially disassembled
    Fig. 41 - Arrangement of Gearbox, Controlled Differential and Final Drive, showing Argus Disc-Brakes on Light Military Tractor (LeWS)
    Fig. 42 - Layout of Controls and Final Drive on 3-ton Semi-Track, Model H kl 6p
    Fig. 43 - Motorcycle Tractor (Sd Kfz 2) Model HK 101
    Fig. 44 - General Arrangement of Motorcycle Tractor, Model HK 102
    Fig. 45 - General Arrangement of Motorcycle Tractor, Model HK 102
    Fig. 46 - Transmission Layout of Motorcycle Tractor, Model HK 102 (schematic)
    Fig. 47 - Light Semi-Track, Model A1, Front View
    Fig. 48 - Light Semi-Track, Model A1, Side View
    Fig. 49 - Light Semi-Track, Model A2, Side View

    Fig. 50 - Light Semi-Track, Model A2
    Fig. 51 - Light Semi-Track, Model A3
    Fig. 52 - Light Semi-Track, Model A3F
    Fig. 53 - Light Semi-Track, Model HK 301
    Fig. 54 - Light Military Tractor (LeWS), First Prototype Model
    Fig. 55 - Light Military Tractor (LeWS), Second Prototype Model
    Fig. 56 - General Arrangement of Projected Third Model of Light Military Tractor, with Torsion-Bar Front Wheel Suspension (elevation)
    Fig. 57 - General Arrangement of Projected Third Model of Light Military Tractor, showing Staggered Bogie-Wheels (plan)
    Fig. 58 - Part-Sections of Projected Third Model of Light Military Tractor [From Errata: This illustration has been mounted on its side.]
    Fig. 59 - Light Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model D 11 I (or 11 I)

    Fig. 60 - Light Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model D 11 2 (or 11 2)
    Fig. 61 - Light Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model D 11 3 (or 11 3)
    Fig. 62 - Light Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model D 11 3 (or 11 3), showing Layout of Interior
    Fig. 63 - Front Axle Arrangements on Model D 11 3 (11 3), the Upper Trailing Links were sprung by Torsion Bars [From Errata: This illustration has been inverted.]
    Fig. 64 - 1-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model D6
    Fig. 65 - 1-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor, (Sd Kfz 10) Model D7
    Fig. 66 - Light Armoured Semi-Track Sd Kfz 250 with early pattern Armour
    Fig. 67 - Chassis of Light Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model HL kl 2
    Fig. 68 - Chassis of Light Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model HL kl 2
    Fig. 69 - Chassis of Semi-Tracked Armoured Car, Model HL kl 3 (H), (Rear-Engined)

    Fig. 70 - Chassis of 3-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor Model HL kl 5
    Fig. 71 - 3-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model HL kl 5 [From Errata: Figs 71 & 72, The Titles and figure numbers of these two illustrations should be transposed]
    Fig. 72 - Chassis of 3-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model H kl 6 [From Errata: Figs 71 & 72, The Titles and figure numbers of these two illustrations should be transposed]
    Fig. 73 - 3-ton Semi-Tracked (Sd Kfz II) Model H kl 6
    Fig. 74 - Medium Armoured Semi-Track (Sd Kfz 251) Model H kl 6p
    Fig. 75 - Medium Armoured Semi-Track Model H kl 6p, Interior Arrangements
    Fig. 76 - Chassis of so-called "Standardised" Semi-Track Model H 7
    Fig. 77 - Chassis of Armoured Semi-Track, Model H 8 (H) (Rear-Engined)
    Fig. 78 - Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model HK 601
    Fig. 79 - Armoured Semi-Track, Model HKp 603

    Fig. 80 - Armoured Semi-Track Model HKp 606, an early stage with Interleaved Bogie-Wheels and Dummy Armour
    Fig. 81 - Armoured Semi-Track Model HKp 606, Front View
    Fig. 82 - 5-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor (Sd Kfz 6) Model BN 1 5
    Fig. 83 - General Arrangement drawing of 5-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model BN 1 5
    Fig. 84 - 5-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor (Sd Kfz 6) Model BN 1 7
    Fig. 85 - General Arrangement drawings of 5-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model BN 1 7
    Fig. 86 - 5-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor (Sd Kfz 6) Model BN 1 8
    Fig. 87 - General Arrangement drawings of 5-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model BN 1 7
    Fig. 88 - 5-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor (Sd Kfz 6) Model BN 9, (Model BN 9b was identical in external appearance)
    Fig. 89 - Heavy Military Tractor (SWS) Lorry Body Version

    Fig. 89a - Heavy Military Tractor (SWS) - Lorry Version with Armoured Cab and Engine Compartment
    Fig. 90 - Heavy Military Tractor (SWS) fully Armoured version, mounting 10-barrelled Rocket Projector (15cm Pz.W 42)
    Fig. 91 - 8-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor (Sd Kfz 7) Model KMm 8
    Fig. 92 - General Arrangement drawings of 8-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model KMm 8
    Fig. 93 - 8-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor (Sd Kfz 7) Model KMm 10, (Model KMm 9 was almost identical in appearance)
    Fig. 94 - 8-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor (Sd Kfz 7), Model KMm 11
    Fig. 95 - General Arrangement drawings of Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model HK 904, (Model HK 901 was almost identical)
    Fig. 96 - 12-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor (Sd Kfz 8) Model DBs 7
    Fig. 97 - General Arrangement drawings of 12-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model DBs 7
    Fig. 98 - 12-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor (Sd Kfz 8) Model DB 9 (Model DBs 8 was similar in appearance)

    Fig. 99 - 12-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor (Sd Kfz 8) Model DB 10
    Fig. 100 - Semi-Tracked Tractor, Model HK 1601
    Fig. 101 - 18-ton Semi-Tracked Tractor, (Sd Kfz 9) (Models F2 and F3 were identical in external appearance)
    Fig. 102 - 18-ton Semi-Tracked mounting 6-ton Crane (Sd Kfz 9/2)
    Fig. 103 - 18-ton Semi-Track, mounting 10-ton Petrol-Electric Crane (Sd Kfz 9/2)
    Fig. 104 - 18-ton Semi-Track mounting 10-ton Crane (Sd Kfz 9/2) in operating position
    Fig. 105 - Ford 2-ton "Maultier" Vehicle, Model V 3000 S/SSM
    Fig. 106 - Klöckner-Humboldt-Deutz 2-ton "Maultier" Vehicle, Model S 3000/SSM
    Fig. 107 - Mercedes-Benz 4 1/2-ton "Maultier" Vehicle, Model L 4500R
    Fig. 108 - Tracked Lorry (Raupenschlepper Ost) Model R S0/01

    Fig. 109 - Tracked Lorry (Raupenschlepper Ost) Model R S0/03
    Fig. 110 - Wheeled Tractor (Raupenschlepper Ost) Model 175
    Fig. 111 - Hanomag 100 H.P. Road Tractor
    Fig. 112 - Chassis of Hanomag 100 H.P. Road Tractor
    Fig. 113 - Kaelble Tractor
    Fig. 114 - 22/23-ton Tank Transporter Trailer (Sd Ah 116)
    Fig. 115 - 68-ton Tank Transporter Trailer
    Fig. 116 - Gotha 60-ton Trailer (Commercial)
    Fig. 117 - Gotha 80-ton Trailer (Commercial)
    Fig. 118 - Trippel Amphibian Car, Model SG 38

    Fig. 119 - Amphibious Tractor (Landwasserschlepper)
    Fig. 120 - Bogward B.1 Radio Controlled Vehicle (Experimental). The Hull was constructed of concrete, and the vehicle was intended for mine clearance.
    Fig. 121 - "Raümer - S" Mine-Clearing Vehicle
    Fig. 122 - Prototype Model of Electrically-driven "Goliath". The Relay Box and Cable Drum can be seen.
    Fig. 123 - Electrically-driven "Goliath" (Borgward Type)
    Fig. 124 - Petrol Driven Goliath (Zündapp Type)
    Fig. 125 - Borgward B.II Radio-Controlled Demolition Vehicle (Experimental)
    Fig. 126 - Borgward B.III Radio-Controlled Demolition Vehicle. This was almost identical with the early Model of the B.IV
    Fig. 127 - B.IV Radio-Controlled Demolition Vehicle
    Fig. 128 - "Ente" (Duck) Amphibious Demolition Vehicle (Experimental)

    Fig. 129 - Borgward Ammunition Carrier and Tractor, Model VK 301
    Fig. 130 - Diagrammatic Layout of Imbert Producer Gas Generator
     

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    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    How quick did you do that !

    Very well done - I did the two Vols of German Artillery for you today to ;)
     
  15. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Nicely done Drew & D,.
    I particularly like the plan view of the Kettenkrad:
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/attachments/weapons-technology-equipment/72601d1327656657-german-army-equipment-1939-1945-vehicles-other-than-armoured-fighting-p2910868-jpg
    And the coach-built semi-track (just right for popping to the shops in) :
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/attachments/weapons-technology-equipment/72605d1327657056-german-army-equipment-1939-1945-vehicles-other-than-armoured-fighting-p2910872-jpg

    Some of those light Tractors are entirely new to me as well - I can see I've been putting off getting Spielberger's halftrack book for too long now.
     

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