The Kettenkrad Mini Tank

by Daniel Russ on October 11, 2011

NSU KettengradThe Kettenkrad was a small tractor the Germans used for combat operations. It featured a characteristic motorcycle wheel and handle bar steering. It often towed a 37mm cannon or was used to pull vehicles of the mud of the Russian steppes in the Ester front. 8,300 of these were built by Germany, after the war they were used in rebuilding Germany’s agricultural infrastructure. Kettenkrad means short tracks.







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Michele November 2, 2012 at 11:58 am

The actual name is Kettenkrad, not Kettengrad!
The name means motorcycle with tracks (K(raft)rad=motorcycle, Kette=chain, i.e. tracks of a vehicle).

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