The SdKfz 2, commonly known as the Kettenkrad had the advantage of being the only gun tractor small enough to fit inside the hold of the Junkers Ju52, 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. Most Kettenkrads 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, Kettenkrads were used as runway tugs for aircraft, especially for the Messerschmitt Me262 jet fighter, and sometimes the Arado Ar234 jet reconnaissance-bomber. In order to save aviation fuel, a German jet aircraft would be towed to the runway, rather than taxiing under its own power. The model here represents one of these Kettenkrads.
Product dimensions: 98 x 57 x 36mm
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