A column of USA trucks with American soldiers in Cherbourg, France. On the right is seen in the Wehrmacht requisitioned by US military police unit is unique – half-track tractor NSU HK-101 (Sd.Kfz.2).
Multi-purpose half-track tractor NSU HK-101 (Sd.Kfz.2) Kleines Kettenkraftrad ultralight class was kind of a cross between a motorcycle with a heavy artillery tractor other classes, from which inherited the overall construction of caterpillar tracks and its drive. In the center of the frame spar placed 1.5-liter engine produces 36 hp the car “Opel Olympia» (Opel Olympia), transmit torque through a 3-speed front sprocket propeller disc with 4 road wheels and automatic braking system of one of the tracks. From motorcycles were taken single front 19-inch wheels on the parallelogram suspension, driver’s seat and control of the motorcycle type. Tractors NSU widely used in all divisions of the Wehrmacht, had a payload of 325 kg, weighed 1280 kg and developed a speed of 70 km/h.
Photography Location: Cherbourg
Time taken: 1944