The SdKfz 7 was based on designs made by Krauss-Maffei in the late 1920s.2 Then in 1934 the Wehrmacht put out a requirement for an eight ton half track.2,5
From 1934 to 1938 several prototypes were built and the SdKfz 7 was selected.2,5
The SdKfz 7 could tow up to 17,600 lb5 / 17,637 lb2 / 8,000 kg2,5.
It was used to pull the following:
Vehicles were fitted with a winch that could pull 7,606 lb / 3,450 kg.2,5