Sd.Kfz.9 and Mini Transporter Sd.Ah.116

Scale 1/72

SKU 07275

Manufacturer Trumpeter

Price: £27.99

1 in stock

1 in stock


Trumpeter 1/72 Sd.Kfz.9 and Mini Transporter Sd.Ah.116

Sd.Anh.116 is a German 4-axle trailer from World War II. The semi-trailer was put into service in the Wehrmacht in December 1940 and remained in it until the end of the war. It was 14.4 m long and 3 m wide, and it could transport vehicles up to 6.5 meters long, but the construction of the tow truck also made it possible to transport longer vehicles in exceptional situations. Sd.Anh.116 was developed as a heavy trailer, designed to transport armored vehicles (especially tanks) weighing up to 22-23 tons. Later, the allowable limit was raised to 26 tons. The Sd.Anh.116 tow truck was characterized by an unusual design because its transport part was in fact suspended from two bogies, the second of which was driven by the driver of the same bogie. Loading and unloading was possible only with the rear trolley disconnected. It is worth adding that the half-track Sd. Kfz. 8 or Sd. Kfz. 9.

Sd.Kfz. 9 (it. Sonderkraftfahrzeug 9) was a German half-track transporter from the Second World War. The first prototypes were built in 1936, and serial production continued in 1939-1945, ending with the production of about 2,500 copies of this vehicle. The drive was provided by a single motor Maybach HL 108TUKRM with 270 HP. Sd.Kfz. 7 did not have fixed armament as a standard.

Sd.Kfz. 9 was originally designed at FAMO as a specialized artillery tractor for heavy and heaviest artillery regiments. Even the early production batches of the car were quite heavy (nearly 20 tons!), But they were highly maneuverable, had very good off-road mobility and had considerable traction. They also proved to be reliable, mechanical and with little failure. In practice, Sd.Kfz. 9 during World War II was used primarily as a towing and rescue vehicle in field repair units. Its task was to retrieve its own damaged or immobilized tanks or self-propelled guns from the battlefield. Two versions of the car were made: Sd.Kfz. 9/1 with a crane with a lifting capacity of 6 tons and Sd.Kfz. 9/2 with a crane with a lifting capacity of 10 tons. Small amounts of Sd.Kfz. 9 served – apart from the German army – in the armed forces of Romania.

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