Drehkrankraftwagen (Hebekraft 6t) (Sd. Kfz. 9/1)



SdKfz_9_1_s_Zgkw_18t_mit_6t_Kran_WerkstattKp_PzReg7_10_PDThe Drehkrankraftwagen (Hebekraft 6t) (Sd. Kfz 9/1) - a heavy half track vehicle with 6 tons crane - was a variant of the s. Zgkw. 18t. Mainly, these vehicles were used by recovery and maintenance units.
This Sd. Kfz. 9/1 belonged to the workshop platoon of Panzer Regiment 7 of 10. Panzer Division.









This Sd. Kfz. 9/1 of the maintenance company of 11. Panzer Division was used to remove an engine from a Panzer III. The sideward supporters were not needed for such light loads. Note the comprehensive markings and the white winter camouflage coat. The photo was made on the east front in early 1943. (Photo: German federal archive via Wikimedia Commons; License: Creative Commons BY-SA-3.0-gb)









A storm boat engine was a light load for a Sd. Kfz. 9/1, too. Observe the details of the 6 ton crane in this photo.






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