Artillery prime movers

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Artillery prime movers

Post by David W » Fri May 04, 2007 12:01 am

Which model half tracks were the prime movers for the 17cm L/49 & the 21cm MRS18? I'm thinking 1941 - 1943.
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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Fri May 04, 2007 8:17 am

Hello David!

The SdKfz 8 was used as prime mover for 15, 17 and 21 cm heavy guns while the SdKfz 9 was used for the 21 and 24 cm guns as well as as the 12,8 cm Flak gun of the Luftwaffe. Source: Bruce Quarrie's "Encyclopaedia of the German Army in the 20th Century" (1989).


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Post by David W » Fri May 04, 2007 6:10 pm

Thank you.
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Post by LV » Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:04 pm

What about the 8,8 cm Flak 18 series and 8,8 cm Pak 43, what were they towed with?

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Post by Paulus II » Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:33 am

Hi LV,

Most commonly they were towed by the 8-ton SfKfz 7. There are however many pictures that show the 5-ton SdKfz 6, 12-ton SdKfz 8 and even a few with the 3-ton SdKfz 11.
Later in the war the schwere Wehrmacht Schlepper was often used to haul these guns.
Or anything else that was available and capable of hauling them.

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Re: Artillery prime movers

Post by tigre » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:41 am

Hello to all :D; a little complement................................

Artillerie-Schlepper 604(r) - Artillery tractor 604 (r).

The Comintern (Russian Коминтерн) was a Soviet medium artillery tractor, which was used by the Red Army during the Second World War. The design of this vehicle, named after the Communist International, was developed in 1931; its mass production in the locomotive factory Kharkov ran from 1935 to 1940. A total of 1,798 tractors of this type were produced.

The Comintern tractors have been used successfully as a tractor for the heavy artillery of divisions and corps. The tractor was used for towing the artillery systems 107 mm Division Gun M1940 (M-60), 122 mm gun M1931 / s37 (A-19), 152-mm howitzer M1938 (M-10), and 152 mm gun/howitzer M1937 (ML-20). During the Russian campaign, the German army captured some of these tractors and put them under its own service with the name of artillerie-Schlepper 604 (r).

http://www.ebay.de/itm/L16-erbeuteter-r ... 1405476838
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komintern_(Schlepper)

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Captured Russian Comintern tracked tractors, renamed as artillerie-Schlepper 604 (r)............................
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Re: Artillery prime movers

Post by tigre » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:57 pm

Hello to all :D; a little more..................................

Sd. Kfz. 7.

The standard tractor version of the Sd.Kfz. 7 could carry 12 men, including the driver, with their equipment and ammunition or supplies. The vehicle could tow up to 8,000kg (17,600 lbs) and was fitted with a winch able to pull 3,450kg (7,600 lbs).

The Sd.Kfz. 7 was used to tow the famous 88mm Flak guns, 105mm sK 18 heavy field artillery, heavy 150mm sFH 18 howitzers and other heavy artillery pieces.

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Column of artillery, with Sd Kfz 7 towing howitzers sFH 18, parked on the sidewalk .......................................

Sources: http://www.ebay.de/itm/BUYMUC-PHOTO-SD- ... 1321452735
http://www.achtungpanzer.com/mittlerer- ... sdkfz7.htm

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Re: Artillery prime movers

Post by tigre » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:58 pm

Hello to all :D; a little more..................................

Sd. Kfz. 7.

Sources: http://www.ebay.fr/itm/Art-Rgt-61-Tract ... 0626981464

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A Sd Kfz 7 in Hohneck Vosges during the campaign of 1940, in this case belonging to the II./ Art. Reg 61 ........................................
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