SdKfz 6

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
SdKfz 6 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 6)
Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-012-0012-05, Polen, Motorisierte deutsche Truppen.jpg
SdKfz 6/1 towing 10.5 cm leFH 18 howitzer, Poland, 1939
Type Half-track
Place of origin Nazi Germany
Specifications
Weight 9 tonnes
Length 6.325 m
Width 2.2 m
Height 2.48 m
Crew 12/15

Engine Maybach NL 54
115 hp
Power/weight 12.8 hp/tonne
Suspension torsion bar
Operational
range
316 km (road)
158 km (off-road)
Speed 50 km/h

The SdKfz 6 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 6) was a half-track military vehicle used by the German Wehrmacht during the Second World War. It was designed to be used as the main towing vehicle for the 10.5 cm leFH 18 howitzer.

Variants[edit]

SdKfz 6/1

Standard half-tracked vehicle, used for towing various artillery pieces and transporting anything up to fifteen people.

37 mm FlaK36 auf Fahrgestell Zugkraftwagen 5t (SdKfz 6/2)

SdKfz 6 fitted with a 3.7 cm FlaK 36 gun, sides would fold down to allow space to work on. Crew of seven.

7.62 cm FK36(r) auf Panzerjäger Selbstfahrlafette Zugkraftwagen 5t (SdKfz 6/3)

SdKfz 6 fitted with a captured Soviet 76-mm divisional gun model 1936 (F-22) in an armoured superstructure.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

External links[edit]