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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

Left side drawing,
Schmidt Modellbau

Left side drawing,
VB

Front - back drawing,
VB

Top drawing,
VB

Left side drawing,
Hilary Doyle

Vincent Bouguignion's

Left 3/4 illustration,
Italeri

Left side illustration,
Uwe Feist

Left 3/4 illustration,
Italeri

Left 3/4 illustration,
Italeri

Modell,
Unknown

detailed Modell,
Csernáth Géza

Modell,
Bart de Pauw

Illustration,
Lion Roar

Updateset,
Lion Roar

Bare model,
Lion Roar

State of the art sWS with spokewheels on a diorama. Photographed bij Eric Reits at the SMC 2010

May 7th 1945 German forrest road, copyright National Archives

Battle of the Bulge

3 captured vehicles (Meppen) showing an
unarmourd sWS with a 3.7 FlaK

An American G.I. puts a captured
sWS to good use

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

probably U.S. manual

poor picture, but we can't be picky
3/4 left view

German manual picture.
check the bonnet louvres

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

www.cegesoma.be Liberation of Avelgem September 1944

www.cegesoma.be Liberation of Avelgem September 1944

www.cegesoma.be Liberation of Avelgem September 1944

Factory delivery

Factory delivery

Summer camping

Ragety kolonne in a town

New engine airslides, factory?

There was one tested in Aberdeen...

sWS manual cover 5-12-1943

A captured example

By it's markings not the WVEE one

Ammo transport ended in fire, judging from the coloration on the bonnet

The suspention does not seem to be hit by a direct explosion but got a heavy beating

3 pictures on a forum. A testdrive

Seems to be a designated terrain

Seems a nice relaxed job

A softskinned sWS on trial
Probably for sale on E-Bay. (Who can help me to "the Lemurs" for credits)

Gravel between the teeth. A testground, it seems to be

Testdrive on a testground

A softskinned sWS, deserted in the ardennes

A second picture of the same softskinned sWS deserted in the ardennes

Passing through the town of Weyer, May 1945

A captured vehicle yard. The cargobed above the track in the left corner is an sWS

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

Passing through town, a camouflaged sWS with a trailer

See the U.S. intellicence report 175, the original source of the four examination pictures.


The WVEE examened and stripped one in Farnsborough ( school of tank technology )


Victory museum survivor

(See the Survivors page for information)

Arlon period
Present display in Auburn

Dresden army museum survivor

(See the Survivors page for information)

Many thanks to André Flener

August 2009. Click the picture for a small walkaround


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