Munitionskraftwagen für Nebelwerfer Sd.Kfz.4


Munitionskraftwagen für Nebelwerfer Sd.Kfz.4
15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Selbstfahrlafette Sd.Kfz.4/1

15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Selbstfahrlafette Sd.Kfz.4/1
15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Selbstfahrlafette Sd.Kfz.4/1

 

15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Selbstfahrlafette Sd.Kfz.4/1
15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Selbstfahrlafette Sd.Kfz.4/1

 

15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Selbstfahrlafette Sd.Kfz.4/1
15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Selbstfahrlafette Sd.Kfz.4/1

 

15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Selbstfahrlafette Sd.Kfz.4/1
15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Selbstfahrlafette Sd.Kfz.4/1

 

15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Selbstfahrlafette Sd.Kfz.4/1
15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Selbstfahrlafette Sd.Kfz.4/1

 

15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Selbstfahrlafette Sd.Kfz.4/1
15cm Panzerwerfer 42 auf Selbstfahrlafette Sd.Kfz.4/1

 

Both vehicles were develop in 1943 by Opel using halftracked chassis of a 3 ton truck – Opel Maultier. Chassis was mounted with fully armored body. Three production models were manufactured with differences in shape of armored body and suspension elements. Some vehicles were also mounted with 24 rail 80mm R-Vielfachwerfer (multiple rocket launchers) used by the Waffen SS. 150mm Panzerwerfer 42 rocket launcher had a maximum range of 6700 meters. 300 Sd.Kfz.4/1s were produced by Opel from April of 1943 to March of 1944, while in June of 1944, 19 Sd.Kfz.4s were converted to Sd.Kfz.4/1s. Also 289 Sd.Kfz.4s were produced by Opel. Both vehicles equipped Nebelwerfer brigades on all fronts.

 

Specifications

Weight: 7100kg (Sd.Kfz.4)
8500kg (Sd.Kfz.4/1)
Crew: 3 men (Sd.Kfz.4)
4 men (Sd.Kfz.4/1)
Engine: Opel 3.6l / 6-cylinder / 68hp
Speed: Road: 40km/h
Cross-Country: –km/h
Range: Road: 130km
Cross-Country: 80km
Fuel Capacity: — litres
Lenght: 6.00m
Width: 2.20m
Height: 2.50m (Sd.Kfz.4)
3.05m (Sd.Kfz.4/1)
Armament: 7.92mm MG34/42 (Sd.Kfz.4)
150mm Nebelwerfer 42 & 7.92mm MG34/42 (Sd.Kfz.4/1)
Ammo: 150mm – 20-40 rounds
7.92mm – 2000 rounds
Armor: 6-10mm


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