One of them was the Sd.Kfz. 6 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 6) Mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 5 t (middle half-track vehicle 5 tons). It was designed to be used as the main towing vehicle for the 10.5 cm le.FH 18 howitzer. Sd.Kfz. and was manufactured mainly by Büssing-NAG, with about 3,800 units being produced.
The book presents a collection of photographs of different versions of the tractor from the private archives of German soldiers. The photographs depict vehicles serving on all fronts and in a wide variety of roles.
This profusely illustrated photo album includes a large number of previously unseen pictures, many from private sources in Germany. Whatever the rules might have said, German soldiers took many photos, and these are the basis for this book.
Photos of the all the main production versions are shown, including self-propelled anti-aircraft guns, artillery tractors and pioneer vehicles.
Book contains about 120 period photos.
“For the German soft skin modelers, historians and all around military enthusiast, this volume and the proceeding volumes in this series is a 'must have' for the reference library. The author provides a great value for the money with the inclusion of so many never before published photographs from private collections, coupled with the added bonus of a line drawing showing comparison between versions and actual photos of front and rear details of each version for easy identification. Highly Recommended for Beginner to Advanced builders.” ~AMPS
“This book will be of great interest to AFV historians and modelers alike. Highly recommended.” ~AMPS Indianapolis
"Finding images of the Sd.Kfz.6 is not easy, and I was impressed with the sheer number of high-quality B&W pictures the author was able to come up with for this book. Each page of the book contains at least 1 image, and most pages have two or more, all with useful, informative captions. [...] Alan Ranger has provided an excellent go-to resource at a competitive price for this relatively rare German halftrack, as well as several of the others in the German wartime inventory." ~IPMS/USA