|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
Germany fielded a wide range of halftracks during WWII. The Sd.Kfz.10, one of the lighter types, was conceived as a prime mover for small, towed anti-tank or antiaircraft guns. Measuring 4.5m long and weighing 4.9 tonnes, this Demag-designed vehicle had a payload capacity of 1 ton or eight troops. Power came from a Maybach 6-cylinder engine coupled to a transmission with seven forward and three reverse gears. Noteworthy is the fact that this halftrack type was the only one to employ a hull rather than a frame. Demag delivered the first vehicles in 1938, but eventually seven factories were involved in producing approximately 14,000 examples.
These vehicles were modified to perform a variety of uses. One of them was as a mobile A-A truck, sporting the Flak 30 20mm gun. This gun was relatively light weight and even testes as an aircraft mounted cannon in the He-112. Its down side was a rather low rate of fire and this was cured in the later FlaK 38.
I know that this will be well received as the few the LHS got in were quickly sold. Those wanting a nice addition to their 'Flak Truck' collection will be very pleased with this one.
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