1/35 SDKFZ 11 LATE VERSION - WOOD CAB
Status: Temp Out
Manufactured By: AFV Club
The Sd.Kfz.11, light half-track, was originally designed for towing a mid-size howitzer and was widely adapted in all fronts throughout Europe and North Africa during WWII. Due to the lack of materials in the later stages of the war, it’s production procedure went through considerable simplification. The chassis remained unchanged and the later model heavily adopted parts of the Sd.Kfz.251, rendering it a significantly different look.
Due to the crucial need for steel and other war supplies, the upper hull of the late-war Sd.Kfz.11 was assembled largely with wood material. Following the lengthening of it’s engine compartment, the cabin was modified into a tightly enclosed wooden structure. Similar to the Sd.Kfz.251, it’s steering wheel was also changed to a downward-tilting angle. Other than it’s original towing duty for artillery units, the usage of the late-war Sd.Kfz.11 had widely diversified, serving the Third Reich throughout the last days of the war in many roles.