Kettenkrad

Kettenkrad

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Welcome to the Flymall's Kettenkrad page.






Tags: Kettenkrad, World War 2, World War II, Military, motorcycle, German
Detailed Information
Detailed Description
The SdKfz 2, better known as the Kleines Kettenkraftrad HK 101 or Kettenkrad for short (Ketten = chain/tracks, krad = military abbreviation of the German word Kraftrad, the administrative German term for motorcycle), 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-track vehicles of World War II.
Location
Flymall, Maryland
Today in Aviation History
June 19, 1970: First flight of Minuteman II missiles became operational.