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s. Zgkw. 18t (Sd. Kfz. 9): Heavy Semitrack Prime Mover

s. Zgkw. 18t - Sd.Kfz. 9: Heavy Semitrack Prime Mover

This 18-ton vehicle is the heaviest of the German semitrack prime movers. It is often used by the Germans in the evacuation of their damaged tanks. It has a net weight of 16.8 tons and a combat weight of 19.8 tons. Its personnel capacity is 8, including driver and helper, and it can tow a trailer load of 20 tons. The maximum highway range of action is 160 miles on a fuel tank capacity of 72 gallons. Its weight distribution is as follows: front wheels, 5,289 pounds; track, 34,320 pounds.

The front suspension is comprised of a tubular floating axle mounting two pneumatic-tired, heavy duty wheels with transverse leaf springing. The track suspension is the standard semitrack system consisting of straddle-mounted rubber-tired bogie wheels sprung on torsion bars housed in cross tubes; front sprocket, rear idler, and needle-bearing track.

The power plant is the V-12 cylinder, Maybach gasoline engine rated at 230 horsepower. The transmission provides four speeds forward and one reverse with high and low range. Steering is effected by normal steering wheel and an epicyclic-controlled differential drive for the track with a brake linkage connected to the front-wheel steering system.

In addition to the electric starter, this vehicle is also equipped with a Bosch airplane-type inertia starter located on the right side of the engine.

A power winch is located at the rear, with facilities for passing the cable beneath the vehicle and out the front end. The winch-driving mechanism and the drum are located near the center of the chassis. The drum is horizontal and is driven by a propeller shaft from the rear of the transmission. The hub of the winch-driving mechanism is fitted with a slide gear which enables the operator to engage and disengage the winch from the rear of the vehicle. The winch-lifting capacity is 7.7 tons.

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight         16.8 tons
Length 27 ft.
Width 8 ft., 6 ins.
Height 9 ft., 1 in.
Ground clearance 21 ins.
Tread centers (wheels, 82 ins.; track, 78 ins.)
Ground contact 9 ft., 4 ins.
Width of track 17.3 ins.
Track links 47
Pitch of track
Fording depth 30 ins.
Theoretical radius of action
     Roads 161 miles
     Cross-country 62 miles
Speed
     Roads
     Cross-country
Armor
     Front plate
     Sides
Armament
Ammunition
Engine Maybach HL 98 TUK, 230 hp.
Transmission 4 speeds forward, 1 reverse, high and low range
Steering Normal and epicyclic-controlled differential
Crew 8

German: p. 56

l. gl. Pkw. (Kfz. 1): Light Cross-Country Personnel Carrier

l. gl. Pkw. (Kfz. 1): Light Cross-Country Personnel CarrierGerman nomenclature: leichter geländegängiger Personenkraftwagen (Kfz. 1) mit Fahrgestell des leichter Pkw. (o).

English designation: Light cross-country personnel carrier with special chassis for light armored car (standard commercial vehicle).

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         1,000 kg         2,204 lb.
Pay load 300 kg 661 lb.
Gross weight 1,300 kg 2,865 lb.
Weight: Front axle 560 kg 1,234 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 740 kg 1,631 lb.
Length (overall) 4,100 mm 13 ft., 5 ins.
Width (overall) 1,500 mm 4 ft., 11 ins.
Height (overall) 1,600 mm 5 ft., 3 ins.
Ground clearance 180 mm 7 ins.
Tread centers 1,200 mm 47 ins.
Wheelbase 2,600 mm 102 ins.
Wheel width 125 mm 4 7/8 ins.
Angle of approach   60°
Angle of departure 30°
Seating capacity 3
Fording depth 500 mm 19 3/4 ins.
Climbing ability 14°-16°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise) 50°
Overturn gradient (crosswise) 40°
Turning radius 11 meters 36 ft., 1 in.
Trailer load
Engine horsepower 40 c-v 39.44 hp
Piston displacement 1,500 cu cm 90 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 40 liters 10.6 gal.
Highway fuel consumption 23.5 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption 15.7 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.1

l. Pkw. (o): Light Passenger Car

l. Pkw. (o): Light Passenger CarGerman nomenclature: leichter Per­so­nen­kraft­wagen (o).

English designation: Light passenger car (standard commercial vehicle).

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         1,100 kg         2,425 lb.
Pay load 400 kg 882 lb.
Gross weight 1,500 kg 3,307 lb.
Weight: Front axle 625 kg 1,378 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 875 kg 1,929 lb.
Length (overall) 4,100 mm 13 ft., 5 ins.
Width (overall) 1,500 mm 4 ft., 11 ins.
Height (overall) 1,600 mm 5 ft., 3 ins.
Ground clearance 180 mm 7 ins.
Tread centers 1,200 mm 47 ins.
Wheelbase 2,600 mm 102 ins.
Wheel width 125 mm 4 7/8 ins.
Angle of approach   50°
Angle of departure   20°
Seating capacity   1-3
Fording depth 400 mm 15 3/4 ins.
Climbing ability   17°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)   60°
Overturn gradient (crosswise)   20°
Turning radius 11 meters 36 ft., 1 in.
Trailer load
Engine horsepower 37 c—v 36.5 hp
Piston displacement 1,500 cu cm 90 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 35 liters 9 1/4 gal.
Highway fuel consumption   23.5 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.1

l. Schn. Pfl. Thp. E: Light Snow Plow

l. Schn. Pfl. Thp. E: Light Snow Plow: leichter Schneepflug Thp. E.German nomenclature: leichter Schnee­pflug Thp. E.

English designation: Light snow plow.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         580 kg         1,279 lb.
Length (overall) 3,100 mm 10 ft., 2 ins.
Width (overall) 2,600 mm 8 ft., 6 ins.
Height (overall)
Ground clearance
Angle of approach
Angle of departure
SNOW PLOW
Clearing width 2.60 m 8 ft., 6 ins.
Clearing height 1.00 m 3 ft., 3 ins.

German: p. 74.101

l. Schn. Pfl. Thp. K: Snow Plow

l. Schn. Pfl. Thp. K: Snow Plow: leichter Schneepflug Thp. K.German nomenclature: leichter Schnee­pflug Thp. K.

English designation: Light snow plow.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         400 kg         882 lb.
Length (overall) 3,100 mm 10 ft., 2 ins.
Width (overall) 2,600 mm 8 ft., 6 ins.
Height (overall)
Ground clearance
Angle of approach
Angle of departure
SNOW PLOW
Clearing width 2.6 m 8 ft., 6 ins.
Clearing height 1.00 m 3 ft., 3 ins.

German: p. 74.101

St. (Kfz. 344): Hose Truck

St. (Kfz. 344): Hose Truck -- Schlauchtender (Kfz. 344) mit Fahrgestell des mittleren Lastkraftwagen (o)German nomenclature: Schlauchtender (Kfz. 344) mit Fahrgestell des mittleren Lastkraftwagen (o).

English designation: Hose truck with special chassis of the medium motor truck.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight       5,350 kg       11,795 lb.
Pay load2,400 kg5,292 lb.
Gross weight7,750 kg17,085 lb.
Weight: Front axle2,580 kg5,688 lb.
Weight: Rear axle5,170 kg11,397 lb.
Length (overall)7,610 mm25 ft.
Width (overall)2,350 mm7 ft., 8 ins.
Height (overall)2,250 mm7 ft., 4 ins.
Ground clearance235 mm9 1/4 ins.
Tread centers1,700 mm5 ft., 7 ins.
 2,000 mm6 ft., 7 ins.
Wheelbase4,600 mm181 ins.
Wheel width190-400 mm7 1/2 / 15 3/4 ins.
Angle of approach 30°
Angle of departure  20°
Seating capacity 7
Fording depth700 mm27 ins.
Climbing ability 18°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise) 60°
Overturn gradient (crosswise) 40°
Turning radius25 meters82 ft.
Trailer load
Engine horsepower100 c-v98.6 hp
Piston displacement7,413 cu cm445 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity130 liters34.3 gal.
Highway fuel consumption 5.2-7.8 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption

German: p. 74.54

S. W. (Kfz. 346): Hose Truck

Schlauchkraftwagen S. W. (Kfz. 346): Hose TruckGerman nomenclature: Schlauchkraftwagen (Kfz. 346) mit Fahrgestell des schwerer Lastkraftwagen (o).

English designation: Hose truck with special chassis of the heavy motor truck.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight        9,641 kg        21,254 lb.
Pay load 600 kg 1,323 lb.
Gross weight 10,241 kg 22,577 lb.
Weight: Front axle 3,478 kg 7,867 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 6,763 kg 14,909 lb.
Length (overall) 7,983 mm 26 ft., 2 ins.
Width (overall) 2,200 mm 7 ft., 2 ins.
Height (overall) 2,750 mm 9 ft.
Ground clearance 185 mm 7 1/4 ins.
Tread centers 1,700 mm 5 ft., 7 ins.
  2,000 mm 6 ft., 7 ins.
Wheelbase 4,575 mm 180 ins.
Wheel width 208-500 mm 8 1/8 / 20 ins.
Angle of approach   20°
Angle of departure   23°
Seating capacity   8
Fording depth 500 mm 20 ins.
Climbing ability   17°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)   50°
Overturn gradient (crosswise)   35°
Turning radius 21 meters 68 ft., 11 ins.
Trailer load    
Engine horsepower 125 c-v 123.3 hp
Piston displacement 9,122 cu cm 547 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 120 liters 31.7 gal.
Highway fuel consumption   7.1 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption

German: p. 74.54

Mannsch. Kw. (Kfz. 70): Command Reconnaissance Car

Mannsch. Kw. (Kfz. 70): Command Reconnaissance Car

The German reconnaissance car, together with its eight modified versions, has the standard No. 2 chassis of the heavy armored car (s.Pkw.) with the engine mounted in the front end. This chassis is similar to the No. 1 chassis used for the 4-wheeled armored car (Sd. Kfz. 222) with the engine mounted in the rear. Equipment stowage brackets are provided throughout the car.

This vehicle is used for command reconnaissance. It has a seating capacity of eight, including driver and a trailer load capacity of 2,200 pounds.

A novel feature of the power train provides for four-wheel steering which can be effected by a hand lever from the driver’s seat. This enables the car to climb out of deep ruts or turn sharply about in any direction.

The highway radius of action of this vehicle is 186 miles on a fuel tank capacity of 30 gallons. Its combat weight is 9,240 pounds.

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight         6,930 lb.
Length 15 ft., 10 ins.
Width 6 ft., 6 ins.
Height 6 ft., 8 ins.
Ground clearance 9 ins.
Tread centers 64 ins.
Wheelbase 118 ins.
Width of track 8.5 ins.
Size tires 8.27 x 18
Fording depth 2 ft.
Theoretical radius of action
     Roads 186 miles
     Cross-country 155 miles
Speed
     Roads 35 m.p.h.
     Cross-country 25 m.p.h.
Armor
     Front plate
     Sides
Armament
Ammunition (rds.)
Engine Horch V-8 90 hp.
Transmission 4 speeds forward, 1 reverse, high and low range
Steering Normal plus 4-wheel steering
Crew 8

German: p. 60

m. Kom. (o) — Bef. Kw. — Fu. Answ. Kw. — Labor. Kw.: Medium Motor Bus

m. Kom. (o) — Bef. Kw. — Fu. Answ. Kw. — Labor. Kw.: Medium Motor BusGerman nomenclature: mittlerer Kraftomnibus (o) zugleich als; Befehlskraftwagen; Funkauswertekraftwagen; Laboratoriumskraftwagen.

English designation: Medium motor bus (standard commercial vehicle) used as Command Vehicle; Radio Intelligence Truck; Laboratory Truck.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         4,300 kg         9,480 lb.
Pay load 3,000 kg 6,614 lb.
Gross weight 7,300 kg 16,093 lb.
Weight: Front axle 2,100 kg 4,630 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 5,200 kg 11,463 lb.
Length (overall) 7,300 mm 23 ft., 11 ins.
Width (overall) 2,100 mm 6 ft., 10 ins.
Height (overall) 3,000 mm 9 ft., 10 ins.
Ground clearance 200 mm 7 7/8 ins.
Tread centers 1,750 mm 5 ft., 9 ins.
  1,910 mm 6 ft., 3 ins.
Wheelbase 4,400 mm 14 ft., 5 ins.
Wheel width 190 mm 7 1/2 ins.
Angle of approach   40°
Angle of departure   20°
Seating capacity   30
Fording depth 500 mm 20 ins.
Climbing ability   12°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)   40°
Overturn gradient (crosswise)   35°
Turning radius 20 meters 65 ft., 7 ins.
Trailer load 2,000 kg 4,409 lb.
Engine horsepower 90 c-v 88.8 hp.
Piston displacement 9,000 cu cm 540 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 120 liters 31.7 gal.
Highway fuel consumption   5.9-7.8 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption

German: p. 74.47

l. Kom. (o): Light Motor Bus

Leichter Kraftomnibus (o) -- l. Kom. (o): Light Motor BusGerman nomenclature: Leichter Kraftomnibus (o).

English designation: Light motor bus (standard commercial vehicle).

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         2,500 kg         5,512 lb.
Pay load 1,500 kg 3,307 lb.
Gross weight 4,000 kg 8,818 lb.
Weight: Front axle 1,600 kg 3,527 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,400 kg 5,292 lb.
Length (overall) 6,000 mm 19 ft., 8 ins.
Width (overall) 1,750 mm 5 ft., 8 ins.
Height (overall) 2,000 mm 6 ft., 6 ins.
Ground clearance 200 mm 778 ins.
Tread centers 1,420 mm 4 ft., 8 ins.
Wheelbase 3,900 mm 153 ins.
Wheel width 175 mm 6 5/8 ins.
Angle of approach   40°
Angle of departure   20°
Seating capacity   15
Fording depth 500 mm 20 ins.
Climbing ability   12°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)   50°
Overturn gradient (crosswise)   30°
Turning radius 16 meters 52 ft., 6 ins.
Trailer load
Engine horsepower 50 c-v 49.3 hp
Piston displacement 3,000 cu cm 180 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 120 liters 31.7 gal.
Highway fuel consumption   7.8-9.4 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption

German: p. 74.47