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Unarmoured schwere Wehrmacht Schlepper sWS

Specifications

Name:Gerät 71
Additional specifications(see the armoured and chassis section)
Own weight:9.5 ton
Max total weight:13.5 ton
Height:2.07m
Men:2 crew, 10 soldiers, or 4 stretchers and 6 sitting wounded and two medics

Factory delivery

 

 

Tatra

Büssing

Büssing

Büssing

German manual picture.
notice bonnet louvres

sWS manual cover 5-12-1943

 

Trails

The WVEE examened and stripped one in Farnsborough ( school of tank technology )
U.S. intellicence report 175

Captured

 

Aberdeen

 

left hand corner,
the cargobay of a sWS 

U.S. Manual photo

Meppen, showing an unarmourd sWS with a 3.7 FlaK

 

Panther encounter in the ardennes

www.cegesoma.be Liberation of Avelgem September 1944

Avelgem 9-44 copyright cegesoma.be (nr28998) Avelgem 9-44 copyright cegesoma.be (nr29006) Avelgem 9-44 copyright cegesoma.be (nr29001)

Ardennes encounters

May 7th 1945 German forrest road, copyright National Archives May 7th 1945 German forrest road, copyright National Archives

 

 

 

4th army near the rhine;

wider picture

 

Artillery

 

Burning

Artillery tow

Halted for gravel

Encounters

 

Summer camping

Ragety kolonne in a town

Passing through the town of Weyer, May 1945

Near the Berlin Flak-tower, a tiny spec. But it's an sWS

Passing through town, a camouflaged sWS with a trailer

Post-war picture at the Tatra factory. Armoured cab in the back

 


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