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SdKfz 10

Self propelled guns on SdKfz 10

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FAST FACTS:

SdKfz 10 was a halftrack tractor designed for hauling light artillery pieces. It was developed by Demag company and produced in large numbers since 1938. There were two official armed modifications of this vehicle.

In 1939 it was the SdKfz 10/4 armed with 20 mm automatic anti-aircraft gun FlaK 30. The other armed version was introduced in 1941 or 1942. It was called SdKfz 10/5 and carried more advanced 20 mm FlaK 38 gun with higher rate of fire. Since 1942 some vehicles were additionally fitted with light armor to protect the cabin and engine compartment. Some SdKfz 10/4 and SdKfz 10/5 were completed without the weapon and served as ammunition carriers for the regular armed machines.

Beside these two official gun carriers, some SdKfz 10 were field-converted into self propelled anti tank guns armed with either 37 mm PaK 36 or 50 mm PaK 38 guns.