mittlerer Entgiftungskraftwagen (Sd. Kfz. 11/2)
mit Fahrgestell des le. Zgkw. 3t






The mittlerer Entgiftungskraftwagen - medium decontamination motor vehicle - (Sd. Kfz. 11/2) was used for decontamination of contaminated terrain. Up to 12 barrels and 16 cans of decontamination powder could be carried along on the platform. (Image from Handbuch für Heerestaktik Band 2)






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The decontamination powder was brought out by the spreading mechanism at the rear of the vehicle. In the case of the production model 1938, the equipment cabinet was narrower, less deep but higher compared to the 1939 model. In addition, the driver’s cab was narrower.









A mittlere Entgiftungskraftwagen (Sd. Kfz. 11/2) (Bauart 1939) - production model 1939 - with completely closed tarpaulin. Observe the broarder equipment cabinet and the wider driver’s cab.









The protection bars on the sides of the vehicle prevented the load from falling off the vehicle. Note the spreading mechanism at the rear of the vehicle. Later in the war, the Sd. Kfz. 11/2 was often used as transportation vehicle for Nebelwerfer rockets and launching frames. (Photo: German federal archive via Wikimedia Commons; License: Creative Commons BY-SA-3.0-gb)






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