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1944 Kettenkrad For Sale

YOUR ADVERTISEMENT DETAILS Advert Type For Sale Category: Military Make: NSU Model: Kettenkrad NSU Year: 1944 Title: KETTENKRAD NSU /secound world war/ perfect Text: The Sd.Kfz.2 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 2), better known as the Kleines Kettenkraftrad HK 101 or Kettenkrad for short 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-tracked vehicles of World War II. Most Kettenkräder saw service on the Eastern Front, where they were used to lay communication cables, pull heavy loads and carry soldiers through the deep Russian mud. Later in the war, Kettenkräder were used as runway tugs for aircraft, especially for the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter, and sometimes the Arado Ar 234 jet reconnaissance-bomber. In order to save aviation fuel, German jet aircraft were towed to the runway, rather than taxiing under their own power. Being a tracked vehicle, the Kettenkrad could climb up to 24° in sand and even more on hard ground. The vehicles could reach a top speed of around 70 kph. The engine of the Kettenkrad was adapted from the German mid-size limousine Opel Olympia. In heavy terrain it could also be driven without the front wheel, but only relatively slow. The Kettenkrad was originally built by the NSU Werke AG at Neckarsulm, Germany. Patented in June 1939, it was first used in the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. Later in the war Stoewer from Stettin also produced Kettenkrads under license, accounting for about 10% of the total production. In total around 8.800 vehicles were built. Our Kettenkrad is one of the cars out of NSU production It was completely restored and comes in pristine condition Extensive equipment like a complete toolkit, axe, shovel and weather gear is included Price: £100000.00 Or near offer
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