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Armoured Schwerer Wehrmacht Schlepper sWS
(Gepanzerte Ausfuehrung)

From mid-1944 a number of sWS is equipped with a factory mounted armoured cab (8 to 15mm). The engine, radiator and driver's compartment are enclosed in light armour plate. The armour is welded except for the engine cover, which is bolted. The body consisted of a flat bed covered with steel plates and fitted with hinged sides.

Specifications

Additional specifications(see the chassis section)
Weight empty:10500kg
Max. Weight:13500kg
Lenght:6.67m
Armor Thickness (mm)
Hull Front, Upper15@30
Hull Front, Lower15@15
Hull Sides, Upper12@8 + 15
Hull Sides, Lower12@15
Hull Rear8@30 & 0
Hull Top6@87
Hull Bottom6@90

A very nice source that I have left intact, because it gives a good idea of how information was available then, is the U.S. intellicence report 217

Nice drawingset,
but who drew it?

left side drawing
Schmidt Vacu

left side drawing
Hilary Doyle

left side illustration,
but who drew it?

left side illustration,
Uwe Feist

left side illustration,
but who drew it?

Vincent Bouguignion's

Modell with truckbed,
Sebastian Nast

2010 LionRoar 1/35th scale ejection moulded plastic

A modell with "Wurfrahmen" (crated rockets),
by Jan Kort (See his gallery at the SMF

Reworked foto,
Amercan Vehicle list. Luftwaffe, april 1945

Reworked foto, but different!
Amercan Vehicle list. Luftwaffe, april 1945

Flatbed for AA-gun,
factory picture

Flatbed for AA-gun,
factory picture

Read the story about this armoured sWS used by the first re-enacters ever.

An awesome team, a 8.8m Pak 43 and an armoured sWS!

An armoured version in Berlin
A cutout of a picture from Tank Power vol.XIX Nr.236 "Panzerwaffe 1045 Vol.III", Warschau 2005, ISBN 83-7219236-7n

The same vehicle(?) on a German Federal archive picture.

An armoured version pulling an 88 gun
Reportedly also shown in a Waffen arsenal special Nr. 34

From the U.S. Tech intel report

From the U.S. Tech intel report

From the U.S. Tech intel report


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