Kfz 13 / 14

Kfz 13 (saksaksi: Maschinengewehr-Kraftwagen) oli ensimmäinen panssaroitu ajoneuvo joka otettiin Reicshwerin käyttöön, ensimmäisen maailmansodan jälkeen ennen vuotta 1935.

147 kpl näitä kevyesti panssaroituja ajoneuvoja oli toimitettu saksan laivastolle.
Kfz 13 perustui Adler Standard 6 henkilö autoon ja oli rakennettu tämän rungolle.
Vaikka Kfz 13 oli neliveto varusteinen, auton maastokelpoisuus oli hyvin huono. 
Aseeton versio Kfz 14 oli viestintä ajoneuvo johon oli asennettu radio konekiväärin asemesta.

Kfz 13 otettiin käyttöön saksan hyökättyä Puolaan ja oli käytössä Ranskan taistelun aikana. Se poistettiin aktiivi käytöstä vuonna 1941 ja sitä käytettiin sen jälkeen vain koulutukseen.

The Kfz 13 (also in German: Maschinengewehr-Kraftwagen) was the first armoured reconnaissance vehicle introduced by the Reichswehr after the First World War and, by 1935, 147 units of this lightly armoured vehicle had been delivered to the fleet. The Kfz 13 was based on a civilian car, the Adler Standard 6. 
Although the Kfz 13 was equipped with all-wheel drive, the vehicle had poor cross-country capability. 

The unarmed version, the Kfz 14 communications vehicle, was equipped with a radio set instead of the machine gun.
The Kfz 13 was deployed in the Invasion of Poland and the Battle of France. It was retired from active service in 1941 and only used thereafter for training purposes.
Technical data
Weight: 2.1 t
Length: 4.2 m
Width: 1.7 m
Engine: water-cooled six cylinder inline engine from the Adler "Standard 6" with 51 horsepower and a capacity of 2,916 cm³
Top speed (on road): 70 km/h.
Fuel capacity : 70 l
Range: 380 km
Crew: 2 (Kfz 13), 3 (Kfz 14)
Armament: MG 13, later MG 34 with 1,000 rounds of ammunition
Armour: around 8 mm
Manufacturer: Daimler-Benz
Years of manufacture: 1932 to 1934
Quantity: 147 (Kfz 13), 40 (Kfz. 14)

14 kommenttia:

  1. Great, Al.
    :) Thanks for your comment

    Happy Easter.

  2. Strange little car, looks like the one at the start of the movie "the keep"

    1. Hi, S-K
      For me, this film is a keep-unknown
      Adler is, however, very old (maybe 1890 something) motorcycle brand.
      (Adler = Aguila = Aigle = Eagle)
      Also produced typewriters, cars and bikes, after WW 2
      I think that it was an Austrian origin
      In my youth, cars and tractors are no longer manufactured

      Happy Easter.

    2. The keep is a classic, you should try to track it down

    3. Thank you for the link
      very strange to me, I never heard of this.
      Yes, and I'm movie freak (when the euro westerns came to theather).

      Now, all what popping and rattles intresting
      Like wild bunch, iron cross, pale rider, cladiator, the beast of war, winter war, Ambush, etc

    4. Yeh I love that king of movie, pat Garret and Billy the kid, the wild bunch, Convoy, Sam Peckinpah, I have all his movies on DVD, he is a legend

    5. Yeh Обичам този цар на филм, Пат Гарет и Били Хлапето, The Wild Bunch, Конвой, Сам Пекинпа, имам всичките му филми на DVD, и те е легенда

    6. Peckinpah is the number one, the second by Sergio Leone
      1984 Iron Cross length was 3.5 h, but the films contain scenes of violence was limited
      (all films since 1993), it was reduced to almost one hour
      But the film's suffered when content and tension also disappeared

    7. Like these too, Red Sun, C'era una volta il West / Harmonica-avenger....

  3. Great stuff. Some cool looking kits there too!

    1. Hi, Rodger.
      Yes, here (Tampere) is pretty good selection of models.
      I do not, however, is not possible (at this time) to practice,
      because the apartment is too small.

      Happy Easter

  4. Vastaukset
    1. Thank you, DeanM
      Cold, windy, some snow flake, this sunny day's
      The largest Catholic celebration time
      Scandinavia's second largest, after Christmas.
      (Nordic countries are Protestants, original faith Catholics,
      this mark mean cross flag)


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