Leichter Zugkraftwagen 3t Sd.Kfz.11




Sd.Kfz.11 was produced from 1937 and remained in production till 1945. Some 25000 (9028 from 1939 to 1945) were produced by Hansa-Lloyd, Hanomag, Adler, Borgward, Horch and Skoda. They were used to tow light 105mm howitzers and 75mm Pak 40 guns. From 1939, some 16000 of the chassis produced were used for mittlere Schuetzenpanzerwagen Sd.Kfz.251 – medium personnel carriers. According to German documentation, cost of single Sd.Kfz.11 was 22000 RM. Sd.Kfz.11 was produced in some five specialized variants. There were 1938 in service as of March 1st of 1945.

Sd.Kfz.11 was also produced in following variants:

  • Sd.Kfz.11/1 – Nebelkraftwagen – smoke generator / ammunition carrier.
  • Sd.Kfz.11/2 – mittlere Entgiftungskraftwagen – decontamination vehicle.
  • Sd.Kfz.11/3 – mittlere Spruehkraftwagen – decontamination vehicles with spraying equipment.
  • Sd.Kfz.11/4 – Nebelkraftwagen – smoke generator.
  • Sd.Kfz.11/5 – mittlere Gasspuerkraftwagen – gas detection vehicle.

    Color photograph was provided and is property of Geoffrey Zimmer.


    Weight: 7200kg
    Crew: 8-9 men
    Engine: Maybach HL 42TUKRM / 6-cylinder / 100hp
    Maybach NL 38 / 6-cylinder / 100hp
    Speed: Road: 53km/h
    Cross-Country: –km/h
    Range: Road: 122km
    Cross-Country: —km
    Fuel Capacity: 110 litres
    Lenght: 5.48-5.55m
    Width: 1.82-2.00m
    Height: 1.62-2.15m
    Armament: none
    Ammo: none
    Armor: none

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