|Sd Kfz 7/2 (3.7cm) (GE167)|
The Sd Kfz 7 (Mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 8t) was the main medium halftrack/tractor of the German Army. It was designed by Krauss-Maffei AG of Muenchen-Allach and was produced by Krauss-Maffei of Munich, Borgward of Bremen, Buessing-NAG of Berlin, Daimler-Benz of Berlin, and later by Saurer Werke AG of Vienna and Italian Breda.
Two of the variations on the basic model used during the war were the Sd Kfz 7/1 mounting the 2cm Flakvierling 38 (Quad 2cm) and the Sd Kfz 7/2 fitted with the 3.7cm FlaK 36.
|Initially the 3.7cm FlaK 36 was mounted on the Sd Kfz 6 (5t) but when production of the 5-ton halftrack was ended it was decided to utilise the Sd Kfz 7 superstructure already in service as the Sd Kfz 7/1.|
The 37mm gun could be traversed 360 degrees by hand and could be elevated from -8 to +85 degrees.
The crew consisted of seven men: a commander, five gunners and a driver.
|The vehicle carried 120 rounds of 37mm ammunition. An additional 432 rounds were stored in a trailer.|
Production of the Sd Kfz 7/2 started in 1942 and over 1,000 vehicles were built by February 1945. Like the Sd Kfz 7/1, they were issued to both Luftwaffe and Wehrmacht FlaK units.
In Flames of War
The Sd Kfz 7/2 can be found as part of your divisional choices and as a can be a Weapon Platoon choice as part of some Panzer Kompanies.
|The 3.7cm anti-aircraft gun has a range of 24”/60cm, a good ROF 4, AT 6 and Firepower 5+.|
So even if the enemy’s aircraft don’t turn up I’m sure you’ll find a use for them!
Vehicles and Crew Designed by Evan Allen
Guns Designed by Karl Cederman
Painted by Wayne Turner