WW II German Army Air Force – MAIN DATA PLATE – SD.KFZ. 10 HALFTRACK – VERY RARE

$999.99

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Description


You are bidding on a VERY RARE example of a WW2 German Wehrmacht MAIN DATA PLATE, originating from a Büssing-NAG built Sd.Kfz.10 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 10)!  Removed from a vehicle at the end of the war, and brought back by a US Serviceman.
  

The Sd.Kfz. 10 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug – special motorized vehicle) was a German half-track that saw widespread use in World War II. Its main role was as a prime mover for small towed guns, such as the 2 cm Flak 30, the 7.5 cm leIG, or the 3.7 cm Pak 36 anti-tank gun. It could carry eight troops in addition to towing a gun or trailer.

The basic engineering for all the German half-tracks was developed during the Weimar-era by the Reichswehr’s Military Automotive Department, but final design and testing was farmed out to commercial firms with the understanding that production would be shared with multiple companies. Demag was chosen to develop the smallest of the German half-tracks and spent the years between 1934 and 1938 perfecting the design through a series of prototypes.

The chassis formed the basis for the Sd.Kfz. 250 light armored personnel carrier. Approximately 14,000 were produced between 1938 and 1945, making it one of the most widely produced German tactical vehicles of the war. It participated in the Invasion of Poland, the Battle of France, the Balkans Campaign and fought on both the Western Front and the Eastern Front, in North Africa and in Italy.


5 different variants were produced, including Anti-Aircraft vehicles mounting the 2.0cm FlaK 30/38; and Anti-Tank vehicles (field modified) mounting the 3.7cm PaK36 or 5.0cm Pak 38!

 

Made of aluminum, this is a FANTASTIC piece of history!  It features some slight scratches and bends, but it is VERY SOLID otherwise with NO corrosion or damage!  Not sure which variant this was manufactured for, as the nameplate was the same for all 5, but all information is CLEARLY legible.  Made by Büssing-NAG in 1942, this was from one of only 750 between 1938 and December 1942, and was located on the main dashboard of the vehicle.  Features all information and inspection stamps, along with the main Chassis Number!  I have shown its location in the last photo.  A VERY RARE item that would make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection or display!



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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.

 

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