Krupp Protze – German Artillery Tractor


The Krupp Protze was originally a German artillery tractor developed in 1934. It was 6×4 wheeled and powered by a 4 cylinder, 55 hp engine. Later versions had a 60 hp engine. Its main purpose is to was to tow artillery, the 3.7 cm Pak 36. It was extensively used during the war on all fronts and converted into several variants like a telephone truck, staff car, radio mast carrier, ammo carrier and personnel carrier. A relative advanced design for its time but it had a high fuel consumption, it used 24 liters fuel on 100 kilometers, on road. It had a top speed of 70 km/h and range of 450 km. Around 7000 Krupp Protze vehicles were built until the end of World War Two.

Krupp Protze Artillery Tractor – photo 2011
Krupp Protze Artillery Tractor – photo 2011
Krupp Protze Artillery Tractor – photo 2011


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