Development of the Sd. Kfz. 7 can be traced back to a 1934 requirement for an 8-ton half-track. The vehicle first appeared in 1938 and was destined to be used mainly as the tractor for the 8.8 cm flak gun. The Sd. Kfz. 7 was an extremely useful vehicle, employed both as a weapons carrier and prime mover by the Wehrmacht. They also saw service as observation and command posts for V2 rocket batteries. The vehicle could carry up to 12 men and a considerable quantity of supplies, as well as pulling up to 8000 kg (17,600 lbs) of equipment. Most were fitted with a winch, which enabled them to pull smaller disabled vehicles out of mud or other quagmires. A mainstay of the German Army, the Sd. Kfz. 7 was even admired by the enemies of the Reich. In fact, the British tried to make exact copies of captured Sd. Kfz.
Forces of Valor ® replica is of a German Kraus-Maffei Sd. Kfz. 7/1 prime mover with a 2cm Flakvierling anti-aircraft gun deployed to the Eastern Front during 1943.
- Die cast metal and plastic construction.
- Upper chassis, turret and barrel are metal.
- Working vinyl tracks.
- Rotating turret.
- Elevating barrel.
- Tracks roll.
- Comes with a commander figure and infantry figure.
- New packaging for 2012 no ties or screws, double blister construction.
Length: 8.5 inches
Width: 3 inches
Height: 4.1 inches
Weight: 0.71 lbs