The Sd.Kfz. 7 was a half-track military vehicle used by the German Wehrmacht Heer, Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS during the Second World War. (Sd.Kfz. is an abbreviation of the German word Sonderkraftfahrzeug, "special purpose vehicle". A longer designation is Sd.Kfz. 7 mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 8t, "medium towing motor vehicle 8t".)
Development of the Sd.Kfz. 7 can be traced back to a 1934 Wehrmacht requirement for an eight-tonne (7.87 tons) half-track. Various trial vehicles were built by Krauss-Maffei from 1934 to 1938. The production vehicle first appeared in 1938 and was intended to be used mainly as the tractor for the 8.8 cm Flak gun and the 15 cm sFH 18 150 mm howitzer. Production was stopped in 1944. The vehicle was made by Krauss-Maffei in Munich, the Saurerwerke in Vienna and the Borgward works at Bremen. Because of its heavy power, it often found use as a recovery vehicle.
Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
Fallschirm-Pz.Div. 1 Hermann Göring WL-86338
1942 World War 2 - North Africa
8.8 cm FlaK 36
Wehrmacht Heer (German Army 1935-1945)
World War 2»North African Campaign
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Jordi Rubio 1:35
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