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Sd.Kfz. 10 Halftrack

Shown below are Bundesarchiv photographs of the German Sd.Kfz. 10 halftrack. (Sd.Kfz. = Sonderkraftfahrzeug or special-purpose motorized vehicle.) The Sd.Kfz. 10 was used extensively by the German military throughout WWII as a light tractor and prime mover with over 14,000 produced. The Sd.Kfz. 10 chassis also formed the basis for the Sd.Kfz. 250 light armored personnel carrier.

Sd.Kfz. 10 Halftrack Tows 37-mm Pak 36 Antitank Gun

An Sd.Kfz. 10 halftrack tows a 3.7cm Pak 36 in Russia in October 1941. Both the tractor and antitank gun have a crude white winter camouflage, and several of the crew wear improvised camouflage over their uniforms. (Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-268-0176-14 / Böhmer / CC-BY-SA)

Sdkfz. 10 Halbkettenfahrzeug in North Africa with DAK

A similar view of a dusty Sd.Kfz. 10 towing a Pak 36 in North Africa. Note the large number of water containers carried by the crew. (Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-782-0016-34A / Moosmüller / CC-BY-SA)

Maintenance Sdkfz. 10 Halbkettenfahrzeuges

Maintenance work on the suspension and track of an Sd.Kfz. 10 in Russia in the spring of 1942. The complex interleaved road wheels are clearly shown. (Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-269-0214-23 / Böhmer / CC-BY-SA)

Sd. Kfz. 10 German Light Halftrack in Russian Mud

An MG34 machine gun team moves forward in the mud past an Sd.Kfz. 10 halftrack on the Eastern Front. (Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-269-0219-24 / Böhmer / CC-BY-SA)

Sd.Kfz. 10 Light Halftrack Tractor Camouflage

A pair of Sd.Kfz. 10 halftracks towing antitank guns in summer of 1944. The lead vehicle shows splotches of camouflage on the vehicle and tarpaulin cover. (Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-280-1057-23A / Jacob / CC-BY-SA)

Grenadiers of 3rd Waffen-SS Totenkopf Division in Russia

Grenadiers of the 3rd Waffen SS Division "Totenkopf" Division ride a muddy Sd.Kfz. 10 on the Eastern Front during WWII. (Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1977-143-15 / CC-BY-SA)


 

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