Leichter Zugkraftwagen 1t

Leichter Zugkraftwagen 1t / Sd.Kfz.10
Late Model Type D7

Side View (left side).


Front View.

Side View (left rear side).

Interior View (left side).

Engine Compartment (right side).

Front View (left side).

Side View (left side).


Demag AG developed Sd.Kfz.10. From 1937 to 1945, some 25000 were produced (14698 from 1939 to 1945) by Demag, Adler, Buessing-NAG, Saurer and Phaenomen. 7500 were converted to leichter Schuetzenpanzerwagen / Sd.Kfz.250 – light personnel carriers. 17500 Demag half-tracks saw service with the German Army. Involved in production was also MIAG and MNH. Attempts were made to use the industrial capacity of French companies to increase production but it was never materialized. Single Sd.Kfz.10 cost 15000RM. The vehicle was also used as a weapon platform for 20mm Flak, 37mm Pak and 50mm Pak guns as well for specialized variants. On December 20th of 1942, German Army had some 11116 vehicles in service. There were 2255 in service as of March 1st of 1945.

Sd.Kfz.10 was also produced in following variants:

  • Sd.Kfz.10/1 – Gasspurekraftwagen (gas detecting vehicle),
  • Sd.Kfz.10/2 – Entgiftungskraftwagen (decontamination vehicle),
  • Sd.Kfz.10/3 – Spruhkraftwagen (sprinkler),
  • Sd.Kfz.10/4 – mount for 20mm Flak 30 anti-aircraft gun,
  • Sd.Kfz.10/5 – mount for 20mm Flak 38 anti-aircraft gun.

    First six photographs were provided and are property of Mike Koenig.
    Last photograph was provided and is a property of Jared Grimmer.
    From the Collection of 2nd Armored Productions.



    Specifications for Type D7:
    Type: Light Half-Tracked Prime Mover
    Production Period: 19– to 1945
    Producers: Demag, Wetter-Adler, Buessing-NAG, Mechanische Werke Cottbus, MIAG, MNH, Saurer
    Gross Weight: 4900kg
    Total Length: 4.75m
    Total Width: 1.84m
    Total Height: 1.62m
    Engine: Maybach HL 42 TRKM / 100hp / 6-cylinder
    Maximum Road Speed: 65km/h
    Range: 285km
    Fuel Capacity: 115l

    "Halbkettenfahrzeuge – German Halftrack Vehicles" by W.Spielberger & U.Feist.


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