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Sd. Kfz. 2 Kettenkrad C. 1st Skijager-Brigade, Russia, Winter 1944
General Background
The Sd.Kfz. 2 designation was for the Kettenkrad. Ketten means tracks and krad is the military abbreviation of Kraftrad. Originally intended for use by German airborne troops it was designed to fit inside the JU-52 aircraft. With its amazing ability to tow 4 tons the vehicle soon was used to tow light artillery and trailers as well as aircraft to save aviation fuel. One variant was specifically used for laying communication cables. The vehicle was turned using handlebars or in tandem with track brakes.
Specifications :
Manufacturer: Opel (GM)
Production Period: 1941 / 1944
Number Produced: 8,345
Crew: 3 / Driver + 2 passengers)
Engine: Water-cooled four cylinder in-line engine with (OHV) 36 bhp (26 kW) @ 3400 rpm
Maximum Speed: 70 km/h (44 mph)
Total weight 1,560 kg (3,444 lb)
Reverse: 1
Forward: 2
Length: 3,000 mm (118")
Width: 1,000 mm (39")
Height: 1,200 mm (47")
Tire size: 3.50-19