(leichter) Funkkraftwagen (Kfz. 61) &
Peilkraftwagen a (Kfz. 61)
mit Fahrgestell des l. gl. Lkw. (o)






The leichter Funkkraftwagen – light radio motor vehicle – (Kfz. 61) and the Peilkraftwagen a – bearing motor vheicle a – (Kfz. 61) could not be differentiated, outwardly. They differed only by the radio equipment carried along. Eight Steckmastrohre 1,25 m - radio mast rods - were carried along on the right side of the superstructure.









Both illustrated vehicles are most probably Peilkraftwagen a (Kfz. 61). A trailed Navigations-Funkpeilanhänger (Ah. 422) is also visible in the lower photo.









Besides the 10 m resp. 9 m Kurbelmast - extendable radio mast - and the 10 m Steckmast - radio mast - a Dachantenne - roof antena - was permanently installed. Each 30 m cable was aranged in zig-zag arangement on both sides of the roof. The cable was protected by wooden cover strips which can be seen in the illustrated photo.









The introduction of the Geländekette - cross-country tracks - made special mountings on both sides of the superstructure necessary. Now the eight Steckmastrohre 1,25 m - radio mast rods - were carried along in groups of for on the hatches of the rearward stowage compartments. In the late 1930s, the classification leicht of the Funkkraftwagen (Kfz. 61) was cancelled.






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