German Wehrmacht Hanomag Sd.Kfz. 11 Light Prime Mover 3 t

German Hanomag Sd.Kfz. 11 Light Prime Mover 3 t

Sd.Kfz. 11 was the standard prime mover of German field artillery and Panzerjäger tank hunter units. The special artillery superstructure had large built-in ammunition storage boxes immediately behind the driver and passenger seats. The crew compartment at the rear of the vehicle seated six passengers comfortably. The Matchbox version of the Sd.Kfz. 11 is modelled with 110 rounds of 7.5 cm ready ammunition, 55 rounds on each side. The double doors of each storage box may be displayed in the open or closed position. Standard military vehicles like the Sd.Kfz. 11 were produced be a number of firms, including the Czech Skoda factory after Annexation.

  • Hansa-Lloyd (Borgward) HL kl 5, 1937-38
  • Hansa-Lloyd (Borgward) HL kl 6, 1939-44
  • Adler
  • Auto-Union/Wanderer
  • Hanomag H kl 6, 1937-44
  • Skoda

Hanomag - Hannoversche Maschinenbau AG - was the main producer of 3-ton half-tracks, and the H kl 6 chassis was used as the basis of the Sd.Kfz. 251 series of armoured personnel carriers. Twenty variants of this versatile armoured fighting vehicle existed. Production of the Sd.Kfz. 251 continued in Czechoslovakia after the war, it was known as Tatra OT810.

Available Scale Model Kits

  • Sd.Kfz. 11 (3t) tractor, 1:35 AFV Club 35040
  • Sd.Kfz. 11, 1:72 ESCI 8348, Italeri 7016
  • Sd.Kfz. 11, 1:76 Airfix (Soft Plastic)
  • Sd.Kfz. 11, 1:76 Matchbox 40171
  • Sd.Kfz. 11, 1:76 Revell (Matchbox) 03150
  • Sd.Kfz. 11 (3t) tractor (x2 Resin), 15 mm Battlefront Miniatures GE272
  • Sd.Kfz. 11, 1:285 GHQ G109
  • Sd.Kfz. 11, 1:300 Heroics & Ros G100

Technical Specifications

  • Sd.Kfz. 11, leichter Zugkraftwagen 3 to
  • Engine: Maybach HL42 6-cylinder; 4170 cc; 75 kw @ 2800 rpm
  • Transmission: 4 Forward 1 Reverse; two gear ratios
  • Maximum Speed: 52.5 km/h
  • Range: 250 km on roads; 120 km cross-country
  • Length: 5500 mm
  • Width: 2000 mm
  • Height: 2200 mm
  • Weight: 5550 kg
  • Crew: Driver and 8 Passengers
  • Production: 1937-44 (25000 Units)

Museum Exhibits

Sd.Kfz. 11 in desert camouflage, Technik-Museum Speyer, Germany

Sd.Kfz. 11 in desert camouflage, Technik-Museum Speyer, Germany

Sd.Kfz. 11 with wooden truck-type body

Sd.Kfz. 11 with wooden truck-type body, Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim, Germany

Historical Employment

  • German Army, 1937 – May 1945

Conversions

  • Sd.Kfz. 11 with wooden truck body
  • Sd.Kfz. 11/1 Nebelkraftwagen (smoke generator)
  • Decontamination Vehicle
  • Ambulance

Sd.Kfz. 11 was an important light prime mover for field artillery and anti-tank guns. The vehicle had many mechanical components in common with the Sd.Kfz. 251 series which derived from it. Simulations gamers will want at least a section of Panzerjäger using the versatile and reliable Sd.Kfz. 11.

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