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.
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)
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 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)
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)
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 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)