The Sd.Kfz. 2 designation was for the Kettenkrad. Ketten means tracks and krad is the
military abbreviation of Kraftrad, administrative term for motorcycle. Originally intended for
use by German airborne troops it was designed to fit inside the JU-52 aircraft. With its
amazing ability to tow 4 tons the vehicle soon was used to tow light artillery and trailers as
well as aircraft to save aviation fuel. One variant was specifically used for laying
communication cables. The vehicle was turned using handlebars or in tandem with track
brakes.


The 1st Ski Division (1. Skijäger-Division) was an infantry unit of the German Army trained
to use skis for movement during winter or on high mountain elevations. The unit was
created in late 1943 on the Eastern Front just before winter began. In the summer of 1944
the brigade was enlarged to a Division with the inclusion of the 52nd Infantry Division. The
1st Ski Division fought exclusively on the Eastern Front and had some of the latest
equipment but it was too late in WWII and they suffered heavy losses.


Specifications for the NSU Werke AG Kettenkrad

Manufacturer – Opel (GM)

Production Period – 1941 / 1944

Number Produced – 8,345

Crew - 3 / Driver + 2 passengers)

Engine - Water-cooled four cylinder in-line engine with (OHV) 36 bhp (26 kW) @ 3400 rpm
Maximum Speed - 70 km/h (44 mph)
Total weight -1,560 kg (3,444 lb)
Gearbox
Reverse - 1
Forward - 2
Length – 3,000 mm (118")
Width – 1,000 mm (39")
Height – 1,200 mm (47")        
Tire size -3.50-19
Hobby Master 1/48 Ground Power Series
HG1705
Sd. Kfz. 2 Kettenkrad
C. 1st Skijager-Brigade, Russia, Winter 1944
True 1/48 scale.

Professionally painted.

Great attention to detail.

All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).

Rubber wheels roll.

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.

Highly collectable.
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