The Kettenkrad

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The legendary Kettenkrad probably the oddest and cutest of all German WW2 vehicles. This half-track motor bike is still quite common at events, as such you will see some footage from Tankfest and Militracks 2019 in this video.

Military History not Visualized

The Sd.Kfz. 2, better known as the Kleines Kettenkraftrad HK 101 or Kettenkrad for short (plural Kettenkräder; where Ketten means “chains” or “tracks” and krad is the 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…

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