Selbstfahrlafette (Sd. Kfz. 10/4)
Fahrgestell des le. Zgkw. 1t mit 2 cm Flak 30






The Selbstfahrlafette (Sd. Kfz. 10/4) für 2 cm Flak 30 was developed as light self propelled anti aircraft gun. Production started in 1939. The rifle mountings on the front mudguards were fitted beginning in 1940. This Sd. Kfz. 10/4 belonged to Flak Bataillon 75 of 12. Panzer Division. The gun shield and the ammunition boxes are clearly visible. Note the unit marking.









This is a further vehicle of the same unit. The armour protection of the gun crew was insufficient. Mainly, this was a problem during combat against enemy ground forces.









Beginning in 1940, the Sd. Kfz. 10/4 was equipped with loading ramps. These were used to mount or dismount the gun onto the platform.









The design of the frames besides the driver’s compartment were changed and got cable rollers on both sides which were used as pulleys to tow the gun onto the platform. This variant of the Sd. Kfz. 10/4 was made until 1941. Sometimes, the 2 cm Flak 38 was used on the Sd. Kfz. 10/4.









Although the 2 cm Flak 38 entered serial production in 1939, production of the 2 cm Flak 30 was continued until 1943. Beginning in 1941, the 2 cm Flak 38 replaced the 2 cm Flak 30 as main armament of the Sd. Kfz. 10/4. The mountings on the platform had to be changed for the 2 cm Flak 38. This Sd. Kfz. 10/4 with 2 cm Flak 38 belonged to Heeres Flak Abteilung 271 of 13. Panzer Division.









Sd. Kfz. 10/4 without mounted 2 cm Flak were not uncommon. According to K.St.N. 192 (various dates), an anti aircraft company was allowed to have 18 Sd. Kfz. 10/4 and 12 2 cm Flak 30/38. The six supernumerary vehicles were used for ammunition transport.






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