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Sd.Kfz.2 Kleines Kettenkraftrad C. 1st Skijager-Brigade, Russia, Winter, 1944 

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Sd.Kfz.2 Kleines Kettenkraftrad C. 1st Skijager-Brigade, Russia, Winter, 1944
Scale:
1:48
Length:
2.5"
Width:
0.75"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
HM-HG1705
Period:
World War II


Historical Note:

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Preorder Expected Arrival - SEPT 2018

Historical:

The SdKfz 2, better known as the Kleines Kettenkraftrad HK 101 or Kettenkrad for short (plural Kettenkr├Ąder; where Ketten means "chains" or "tracks" and krad is the military abbreviation of the German word Kraftrad, the administrative German term for motorcycle), started its life as a light tractor for airborne troops. The vehicle was designed to be delivered by Junkers Ju 52 aircraft, though not by parachute. The vehicle had the advantage of being the only gun tractor small enough to fit inside the hold of the Ju 52, and was the lightest mass-produced German military vehicle to use the complex Schachtellaufwerk overlapped and interleaved road wheels used on almost all German military half-track vehicles of World War II. Steering the Kettenkrad was accomplished by turning the handlebars: Up to a certain point, only the front wheel would steer the vehicle. A motion of the handlebars beyond that point would engage the track brakes to help make turns sharper. It was also possible to run the vehicle without the front wheel installed and this was recommended in extreme off-road conditions where speed would be kept low.

Info: Sd.Kfz.2 Kleines Kettenkraftrad C. 1st Skijager-Brigade, Russia, Winter, 1944


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