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HG5007 Sd.Kfz. 7 German 8 Ton Half Track 10th Infantry Division, 1942

The concept for the Sd.Kfz. 7 dates back to 1934 when the need for this type of vehicle was realized. It wasn’t until 1938 before the first vehicle actually left the factory. The vehicle had theater-type bench seats capable of carrying up to 12 men. There was stowage room at the rear for ammunition for the large guns it usually towed. These vehicles required a lot of maintenance and were prone to tracks breaking. The on road speed wasn’t very good but it off-road abilities made up for it.

The creation of the German 10th Infantry Division’s took place in October 1934 but was named Wehrgauleitung Regensburg (later Kommandant von Regensburg) to hide the fact that Germany was rebuilding its armed forces that were forbidden under the Treaty of Versailles. One year later the unit was renamed the 10th Infantry Division when Germany announced to the world it had created a Wehrmacht. The 10th took part in the annexation of Austria, invasion of Poland and France and became the 10th Motorized Infantry Division and in 1943 renamed the 10th Panzer Division.

Specifications
Number produced - Over 12,000
Crew – 1-12 Performance
Powerplant – Maybach HL 62 & later the HL 64 six-cylinder petrol engine 140 hp Speed – 50km/h
Range
On-road – 250 km Off-road – 120 km
Weight – 11.53 tonnes
Dimensions
Length – 6.85 m Width – 2.35 m Height – 2.62 m
Armor – 8 mm