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Tiefld. Anh. F. Pz. Kpfw. (Bs. Ah. 642): Heavy Tank Transporter

Tieflader für Panzerkampfwagen: Tiefld. Anh. F. Pz. Kpfw. (Bs. Ah. 642): Heavy Tank Transporter

The German heavy-transport trailer is used primarily for transporting tanks and similar automotive equipment. It is capable of carrying a load of 60 tons.

The trailer consists of front and rear bogies with a load platform suspended between them. The platform is constructed of two main I-beams and two secondary I-beams parallel to each other. The platform is attached to the bogies by securing the two fingers of the bogie section in rectangular slots of the primary I-beam by means of large pins. The front bogie attachment is semipermanent while the rear bogie attachment is removable, providing a low ramp angle.

Each bogie assembly consists of two axles carrying four single pneumatic-tired wheels independently sprung on leaf-type springs 4 feet in length. The size of the 16 ply tires is 13.50 x 20. All four wheels of the front bogie assembly steer by means of a drawbar attached to the prime mover. Rear bogie wheels are steered by the trailer driver who operates a steering wheel. When the trailer is under full load the driver is aided in steering by a double-acting air piston tied into the linkage so that power is exerted whenever the wheel is turned. The air for the steering and for the air-brakes is furnished by the towing vehicle. Four air-reservoir tanks are provided, one on the front bogie for the front air-brakes and three on the rear bogie, one used for rear air-brakes and two for steering. When aided by rear steering the turning radius of the trailer is approximately 58 feet. The driver on the rear bogie is provided with a steering-indicator dial on the steering-wheel column. On either side of this dial are two small indicator-lamps used to indicate steering instructions from the driver of the prime mover.

SPECIFICATIONS

Total weight, unloaded     31,810 lb.
Front bogie section weight 9,560 lb.
Platform weight 10,850 lb.
Rear bogie section weight 11,400 lb.
Load-carrying capacity 60 tons (est.)
Length 38 ft., 10 1/2 ins.
Width 8 ft., 3 1/2 ins. (tire centers)
Ground clearance 22 ins.
Ground to platform top 27 ins.
Platform size 19 ft., 1 in. x 9 ft., 10 1/2 ins.
Front bogie section length 9 ft., 9 ins.
Rear bogie section length 9 ft., 7 ins.
Drawbar length 5 ft., 4 ins.
Wheelbase (front bogie to rear bogie) 28 ft., 8 ins.
Wheelbase (within bogie) 4 ft., 6 ins.

German: p. 62

Betr. Fu. Empf. Anh. (2 achs.) (Ah. 471): Radio Exchange Office Trailer

Betr. Fu. Empf. Anh. (2 achs.) (Ah. 471): Radio Exchange Office TrailerGerman nomenclature: Betriebs-Funk­empfangs­anhänger (2 achs.) (Ah. 471).

English designation: Radio exchange office trailer (twin axle).

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         3,100 kg         6,834 lb.
Pay load 500 kg 1,103 lb.
Gross weight 3,600 kg 7,937 lb.
Weight: Front axle 1,650 kg 3,638 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 1,950 kg 4,298 lb.
Length (overall) 5,600 mm 18 ft., 4 ins.
Width (overall) 2,100 mm 6 ft., 11 ins.
Height (overall) 2,950 mm 9 ft., 8 ins.
Ground clearance 200 mm 7 7/8 ins.
Tread centers 1,580 mm 5 ft., 2 ins.
Wheelbase 2,250 mm 7 ft., 4 ins.
Wheel width 190 mm 7 1/2 ins.
Angle of approach 20°
Angle of departure 25°
Seating capacity 6
Fording depth
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)
Overturn gradient (crosswise)
Turning radius

German: p. 74.89

l. Leu. Feu.-Anh. (2 achs.) (Ah. 472): Light Beacon Trailer

l. Leu. Feu.-Anh. (2 achs.) (Ah. 472): Light Beacon TrailerGerman nomenclature: leichter Leucht­feuer­an­hänger (2 achs.) (Ah. 472).

English designation: Light beacon trailer (twin axled).

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight       3,115 kg       6,867 lb.
Pay load1,385 kg3,054 lb.
Gross weight 4,500 kg 9,921 lb.
Weight: Front axle 2,100 kg 4,630 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,400 kg 5,292 lb.
Length (overall) 5,540 mm 18 ft., 2 ins.
Width (overall) 2,120 mm 6 ft., 11 ins.
Height (overall) 2,915 mm 9 ft., 7 ins.
Ground clearance 200 mm 7 7/8 ins.
Tread centers 1,580 mm 5 ft., 2 ins.
Wheelbase 2,250 mm 88 ins.
Wheel width 190 mm 7 1/2 ins.
Angle of approach
Angle of departure
Seating capacity 5
Fording depth
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)
Overturn gradient (crosswise)
Turning radius

German: p. 74.89

s. Verm. Anh. (Sd. Ah. III): Heavy Surveying Trailer

s. Verm. Anh. (Sd. Ah. III): Heavy Surveying TrailerGerman nomenclature: schwerer Ver­messungs­an­hänger (Sd. Ah. III).

English designation: Heavy surveying trailer.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight        6,100 kg        13,448 lb.
Pay load 4,400 kg 9,700 lb.
Gross weight 10,700 kg 23,583 lb.
Weight: Front axle 5,350 kg 11,792 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 5,350 kg 11,792 lb.
Length (overall) 9,100 mm 29 ft., 10 ins.
Width (overall) 2,500 mm 8 ft., 2 ins.
Height (overall) 3,060 mm 10 ft.
Ground clearance 250 mm 9 7/8 ins.
Tread centers 1,650 mm 5 ft., 5 ins.
Wheelbase 5,500 mm 18 ft.
Wheel width 208 mm 8 ins.
Angle of approach
Angle of departure
Seating capacity
Fording depth
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)
Overturn gradient (crosswise)
Turning radius

German: p. 74.90

Nav. Fupeil-Anh. (2 achs.) (Ah. 447): Direction or Range Finder Trailer

Nav. Fupeil-Anh. (2 achs.) (Ah. 447): Direction or Range Finder Trailer German nomenclature: Navigations-Funk­peil­anhänger (2 achs.) (Ah. 447).

English designation: Direction or range finder trailer (twin axled).

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight        2,737 kg        6,034 lb.
Pay load 1,513 kg 3,333 lb.
Gross weight 4,250 kg 9,367 lb.
Weight: Front axle 2,050 kg 4,519 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,200 kg 4,850 lb.
Length (overall) 5,540 mm 18 ft., 2 ins.
Width (overall) 2,120 mm 6 ft., 11 ins.
Height (overall) 2,915 mm 9 ft., 7 ins.
Ground clearance 200 mm 7 7/8 ins.
Tread centers 1,580 mm 5 ft., 2 1/4 ins.
Wheelbase
Wheel width 190 mm 7 1/2 ins.
Angle of approach 20°
Angle of departure 25°
Seating capacity 5
Fording depth
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)
Overturn gradient (crosswise)
Turning radius

German: p. 74.90

Sd. Anh. 203: Special Trailer

Sd. Anh. 203: Special Trailer: Sonderanhänger 203

German nomenclature: Sonderanhänger 203.

English designation: Special trailer 203.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight        4,500 kg        9,921 lb.
Pay load 10,000 kg 22,045 lb.
Gross weight 14,500 kg 31,966 lb.
Weight: Front axle 7,250 kg 15,983 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 7,250 kg 15,983 lb.
Length (overall) 9,000 mm 29 ft., 6 ins.
Width (overall) 2,470 mm 8 ft., 1 in.
Height (overall) 1,250 mm 4 ft., 1 in.
Ground clearance
Tread centers 1,935 mm 6 ft., 4 ins.
Wheelbase Variable according to equipment
Wheel width 210 mm 8 1/4 ins.
Angle of approach
Angle of departure
Seating capacity
Fording depth
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)
Overturn gradient (crosswise)
Turning radius

German: p. 74.93

Sd. Anh. 202: Special Trailer

Sd. Anh. 202: Special Trailer: Sonderanhänger 202German nomenclature: Sonderanhänger 202.

English designation: Special trailer 202.

SPECIFICATIONS
Net weight       3,200 kg       7,055 lb.
Pay load 6,000 kg13,233 lb.
Gross weight9,200 kg20,288 lb.
Weight: Front axle4,600 kg10,144 lb.
Weight: Rear axle4,600 kg10,144 lb.
Length (overall)1.000 mm3 ft., 3 ins.
Width (overall) 2,400 mm7 ft., 10 ins.
Height (overall) 1,250 mm4 ft., 1 in.
Ground clearance
Tread centers1,850 mm6 ft., 1 in.
WheelbaseVariable according to equipment
Wheel width210 mm8 1/4 ins.
Angle of approach
Angle of departure
Seating capacity
Fording depth
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)
Overturn gradient (crosswise)
Turning radius

German: p. 74.93

Sd. Anh. 201: Special Trailer

Sd. Anh. 201: Special Trailer: Sonderanhanger 201German nomenclature: Sonder­an­häng­er 201.

English designation: Special trailer 201.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight       1,970 kg       4,342 lb.
Pay load
Gross weight 7,370 kg 16,247 lb.
Weight: Front axle 2,570 kg 5,666 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 4,800 kg 10,582 lb.
Length (overall) 6,200 mm 20 ft., 4 ins.
Width (overall) 2,300 mm 7 ft., 6 1/2 ins.
Height (overall) 1,220 mm 4 ft.
Ground clearance
Tread centers 1,770 mm 5 ft., 10 ins.
  1,750 mm 5 ft., 9 ins.
Wheelbase Variable according to equipment
Wheel width 210 mm8 1/4 ins.
Angle of approach
Angle of departure
Seating capacity
Fording depth
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)
Overturn gradient (crosswise)
Turning radius

German: p. 74.92

Sd. Anh. 104: Special Trailer

Sd. Anh. 104: Special Trailer: Sonderanhänger 104German nomenclature: Sonder­an­häng­er 104.

English designation: Special trailer 104.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight       1,830 kg       4,034 lb.
Pay load 2,500 kg5,512 lb.
Gross weight 4,330 kg 9,546 lb.
Weight: Front axle 2,165 kg 4,773 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,165 kg 4,773 lb.
Length (overall) 6,500 mm 21 ft., 4 ins.
Width (overall) 2,135 mm 7 ft.
Height (overall) 1,100 mm 3 ft., 7 ins.
Ground clearance
Tread centers 1,700 mm 5 ft., 7 ins.
Wheelbase Variable
Wheel width 210 mm8 1/4 ins.
Angle of approach
Angle of departure
Fording depth
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)
Overturn gradient (crosswise)
Turning radius

German: p. 74.92

Fu. Anh. (Kzw/Lgw) (2 achs.) (Ah. 470): Radio Trailer

Fu. Anh. (Kzw/Lgw) (2 achs.) (Ah. 470): Radio TrailerGerman nomenclature: Funkanhänger (Kurzwelle/Langwelle) (2 achs.) (Ah. 470).

English designation: Radio trailer (long or short wave) (twin axled).

SPECIFICATIONS
Net weight       3,200 kg       7,055 lb.
Pay load400 kg882 lb.
Gross weight 3,600 kg 7,937 lb.
Weight: Front axle 1,650 kg 3,638 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 1,950 kg 4,298 lb.
Length (overall) 5,480 mm 18 ft.
Width (overall) 2,070 mm 6 ft., 9 ins.
Height (overall) 2,960 mm 9 ft., 9 ins.
Ground clearance 200 mm 7 7/8 ins.
Tread centers 1,580 mm 5 ft., 2 ins.
Wheelbase 2,250 mm 7 ft., 4 ins.
Wheel width 190 mm 7 1/2 ins.
Angle of approach
Angle of departure
Seating capacity5
Fording depth
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)
Overturn gradient (crosswise)
Turning radius

German: p. 74.88