Type: Sd.Kfz. 2 Typ HK—101
One of the things that kept NSU alive during World War II; the other were the motorcycles. The Kettenkrad started it's life as a light tractor for airborn troops. During the war, it showed great possibilities in many area's. It was used to lay communication cables, pull heavy loads, and it's most glorious job it got at the end of the war; as fuel became a precious commodoty to the germans, their airplanes were no longer allowed to taxi to the runway. It became the job of the kettenkrad to pull especially the new jet planes, like the ME-262 and TA183, to the start of the runway.
Andreas Mehlhorn - Owner of the kettenkrads
The Tankmuseum at Bovington - tour
See Miniatures page
This section is set apart from the general Models & Miniatures page, as a whole separate hobby has evolved around the Action Man sized puppets, which now can have their own in-scale kettenkrad, and all the historically-correct accessories they want.
The Kettenkrad Sd.Kfz.2 (HK-101) - Friedhelm Abel
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Last Updated: October 9, 2002