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sWS schwere Wehrmachtschlepper was part of a new generation of simplified halftrack's designed and developed by Büssing-NAG the original order was for 7,500 units over the coming years. The most notable change of this generation of halftrack was the use single dry pin steel tracks, which were used instead of the rubber capped type normally associated with halftrack's. Production was to commence in spring 1943, but the first vehicles did not appear until December 1943. Production never looked like reaching the monthly figure for hundred and 150 units per month and by September 1944. only 381 sWS had been delivered

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Schwere Wehrmachtschlepper picture 2
Schwere Wehrmachtschlepper picture 3
3.7 cm Flak 43 auf (Sf) Schwere Wehrmachtschlepper picture 4
3.7 cm Flak 43 auf (Sf) Schwere Wehrmachtschlepper picture 5
Schwere Wehrmachtschlepper Gepanzerte Ausf picture 6
15 cm Panzerwerfer 42 (Zehnling) auf (Sf) sWS picture 7

Sources:

German Military Vehicles.
ISBN-10: 087349783X

Armoured Fighting Vehicles of Germany World War II.
ISBN-10: 0214203077

Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World Two.
ISBN-10: 1854095188

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