Patton Museum - Kettenkrad SdKfz 2 Motorcycle Halftrack
Bill Maloney

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01 Kettenkrad Sd.Kfz. 2 02 NSU Kettenkrad Sd.Kfz. 2 03 NSU Kettenkrad Sd.Kfz. 2 Motorcycle Halftrack 04 Kettenkrad Tracks
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NSU Kettenkrad Sd.Kfz. Motorcycle Halftrack Specifications:

NSU Kettenkrad
Another Kettenkrad Motorcycle Halftrack at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Canada

Length: 9 feet, 10 inches
3 feet, 3 inches
3 feet, 10 inches
Max Speed: 45 mph
Range: 70 miles
Powerplant: Opel 1478cc 4 cyl inline water cooled gas engine 36hp
Fuel Capacity: 11 gallons
Entered Service: 1940
Unit Cost: $

Also called the Kettenkraftrad, the Kettenkrad is a versatile tractor with a 3 speed gearbox and two speed transfer case that makes it ideal for towing aircraft, trailers, or light towed guns. Here's a Youtube Kettenkrad video showing how well they do in deep mud. You can even find a Kettenkrad Rap Video. I have no idea what they are rapping, but it sure is funny. The WWII period footage is pretty interesting. This is one more present day Kettenkrad motorcycle halftrack video.

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