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Germany's Krupp Kfz 81, Boxer truck

Design

The Krupp Kfz 81 was a six wheeled truck that was often used as an artillery tractor, with the 2 cm antiaircraft gun being the one it mostly towed. It replaced the Kfz 69 artillery tractor.

Suspension

The Kfz 81 had an all around independent suspension that gave it fair cross country capability.

Spares

There were stubs for the placement of spare tires.

Specifications

  Krupp Kfz 81 truck
Crew 1
Passengers  
Radio  
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 5,720 lb, 5,732 lb
2,600 kg
Length 16' 2.9"
4.95 m
Height 7' 6.6"
2.3 m
Width 6' 4.8"
1.95 m
Ground clearance  
Ground pressure  
Armament  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Engine (Make / Model) 1: Krupp M304
Bore / stroke  
Cooling  
Cylinders 4
Capacity  
Net HP 52
Power to weight ratio  
Compression ratio  
Transmission (Type)  
Steering  
Steering ratio  
Starter  
Electrical system  
Ignition  
Fuel (Type)  
Octane  
Quantity  
Road consumption  
Cross country consumption  
Performance  
Speed - Road 43.75 mph
70 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 187 miles
300 km
Range - Cross Country  
Turning radius  
Fording depth 1' 4"
0.4 m
Trench crossing  
Vertical obstacle  
Climbing ability  
Suspension (Type) Independent
Wheels each side 3

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II, Chris Bishop, 1998
  2. Armored Fighting Vehicles, 300 of the World's Greatest Military Vehicles, Philip Trewhitt, 1999
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site