German Soft-Skinned Vehicles

German Soft-Skinned Vehicles

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Kfz Number Table

Kfz Designation Description Chassis Seats1 Load Capacity (kg) Street speed (km/h)
- leichtes Kraftrad Light motorcycle Motorcycle 1 120 55
mittleres Kraftrad Medium motorcycle Motorcycle 1 180 60
schweres Kraftrad Heavy motorcycle Motorcycle 2 200 60
Beiwagen für Kraftrad Motorcycle sidecar Motorcycle 1 100 60
leichter Personenkraftwagen Light car Light car (commercial) 4 400 50-60
Tankspritze (o) Fire tanker truck Medium, cross-country truck (commercial) 4-6 3000 45
m. gl. Lkw. als Scheibenzugkw. Medium, cross-country truck in service as firing range target vehicle Medium, cross-country truck (commercial) 3 3000
schwerer Lastkraftwagen, offen 4 t 4 ton, heavy, open truck Truck (commercial) Up to 35 4000
schwerer Lastkraftwagen, offen 5 t 5 ton, heavy, open truck Heavy truck (commercial) Up to 40 5000
schwerer Lastkraftwagen, offen 8 t 8 ton, heavy, open truck 8000
leichter Kraftomnibus Light bus Light truck (commercial) 15 1800
mittlerer Kraftomnibus Medium bus Medium truck (commercial) 30 3000 50-60
schwerer Kraftomnibus Heavy bus Heavy truck (commercial) 45 4000
m. Krm. als Funkauswertekw. Medium bus in service as radio evaluation vehicle Medium truck (commercial) - -
leichter Radschlepper Light, wheeled tractor Special chassis 2 - 35
mittlerer Radschlepper Medium, wheeled tractor 40
schwerer Radschlepper Heavy, wheeled tractor 40-60
mittlerer Kettenschlepper Medium, tracked tractor 8
schwerer Kettenschlepper Heavy, tracked tractor
Kfz 1 leichter geländegängiger Personenkraftwagen Light, cross-country car Light, cross-country car (commercial) 3 300 50-60
Light, cross-country car Light, cross-country car (commercial and standardized) 4 500
Kfz 2 Nachrichten-Kraftwagen Intelligence vehicle Light, cross-country car (commercial) 2+3 200 50-60
Light, cross-country car (standardized) 3 200 or 500
Funk-Kraftwagen Radio vehicle Light, cross-country car (commercial and standardized)
Kfz 3 leichter Meßtrupp-Kraftwagen Measuring vehicle Light, cross-country car (commercial and standardized) 3 200 or 500 50-60
Kfz 4 Truppenluftschutz-Kraftwagen Anti-aircraft vehicle Light, cross-country car (standardized) 3 400 50-60
Kampfwagen-Nachbildung Tank substitute Light car (commercial) 3 300
mittlerer Personenkraftwagen Medium car Medium car (commercial) 4 and 6 500 90
Kfz 11 mittlerer geländegängiger Personenkraftwagen Medium, cross-country car Medium, cross-country car (commercial) 4 500 75
Kfz 12 mittlerer geländegängiger Personenkraftwagen mit Zugvorrichtung Medium, cross-country car with towing device Medium, cross-country car (commercial and standardized) 4 500 75
Kfz 13 Maschinengewehr-Kraftwagen, gepanzert Armored machine gun vehicle Medium, cross-country car (commercial) 2 300 55
Kfz 14 Funkkraftwagen, gepanzert Armored radio vehicle Medium, cross-country car 2 300 55
Kfz 15 mittlerer geländegängiger Personenkraftwagen mit Gerätkasten Medium, cross-country car with device crates Medium, cross-country car (commercial and standardized) 5 700 75
Nachrichten-Kraftwagen Intelligence vehicle
Funk-Kraftwagen Radio vehicle
Kfz 16 mittlerer Meßtrupp-Kraftwagen Medium measuring vehicle Medium, cross-country car (commercial and standardized) 5 700 50-60
Kfz 17 Funk-Kraftwagen Radio vehicle Medium, cross-country car (commercial and standardized) 5 800 50-60
Leitungsmeß-Kraftwagen Cable measuring car Medium, cross-country car (commercial) 4-6
Kfz 18 Gefechts-Kraftwagen Combat vehicle Medium, cross-country car (commercial) 2 800 50-60
Kfz 21 schwerer geländegängiger Personenkraftwagen Heavy, cross-country car Medium, cross-country car (commercial and standardized) 6 700 50-60
schwerer Personenkraftwagen Heavy car Heavy car (commercial) 6 600 95
Kfz 23 Fernsprech-Kraftwagen Telephone vehicle Heavy, cross-country car (standardized) - - -
Kleinlastkraftwagen Small truck Light truck (commercial) 2 1000 45
leichter Lastkraftwagen, offen Light, open truck 15 1500
leichter Lastkraftwagen mit geschlossenem Aufbau Light, closed truck 11
leichter Lastkraftwagen als Vermessungs-Kw. Light measuring truck 2
leichter Lastkraftwagen als Start-Kw Light starter truck
leichter Lastkraftwagen als Kinoaufnahme-Kw. Light movie projector truck
leichter Lastkraftwagen als Kinotonaufnahme-Kw. Light movie sound truck
Kfz 31 Krankenkraftwagen Ambulance Light truck (commercial) 10 sitting or 4 lying 1000 45
Light truck (standardized) 11 sitting or 4 lying 1299
leichter geländegängiger Lastkraftwagen, offen Light, open, cross-country truck Light, cross-country truck (commercial) 12 1000 35-50
Light, cross-country truck (standardized) 18 2500
leichter geländegängiger Lastkraftwagen mit geschlossenem Aufbau Light, closed, cross-country truck Light, cross-country truck (commercial) 8 1000
Light, cross-country truck (standardized) 15 2500
Kfz 42 Sammlerkraftwagen Battery vehicle Medium truck (commercial) 6 3000 35-45
Nachrichten-Werkstattkraftwagen Intelligence workshop vehicle
mittl. Lkw. als Sauerstoffumfüllkraftwagen Medium truck in service as oxygen refueling vehicle 2
Schlauchtender Fire hose truck
Kraftfahrspritze Fire engine 3
mittlerer geländefähiger Lastkraftwagen, offen Medium, open, off-road truck 20-25 50
mittl. geländefäh. Lkw. als Behelfsflugbetriebsstoffkraftwagen Medium, off-road truck in service an auxiliary air refueling truck 2 45
mittl. gelf. Lkw. als schw. Leuchtfeuerkraftwagen Medium, off-road truck in service as a heavy light beacon vehicle 3
mittl. gl. Lastkraftwagen, offen Medium, open, cross-country truck Medium, cross-country truck (commercial) Up to 28 2800 35-45
Kfz 61 Fernsprechbetriebs-Kraftwagen Switchboard vehicle Light, cross-country truck (commercial) 6 1500 35-50
Kabelmeß-Kraftwagen Cable measuring vehicle
Peilkraftwagen a Direction finde vehicle
Peilkraftwagen b
Leitungsmeßkraftwagen Cable measuring vehicle
Verstärkerkraftwagen Amplifier vehicle 4-6
Fernschreibanschlußkraftwagen Teletype relay vehicle
Funkkraftwagen Radio vehicle 6 1400
leichter Leuchtfeuerkraftwagen Light light beacon vehicle 4-6
leichter Funkfeuerkraftwagen Light radio beacon vehicle 1500
Kfz 62 Wetterkraftwagen Meteorological vehicle Light, cross-country truck (commercial) 7 1500 35-50
Schallauswertekraftwagen Sound evaluation vehicle 8
Schallaufnahmekraftwagen Sound measuring vehicle 7
Lichtauswertekraftwagen Light evaluation vehicle
Vermessungsauswertekraftwagen Measurement evaluation vehicle 8
Stabsauswertekraftwagen Staff evaluation vehicle 6
Druckereikraftwagen Printing press vehicle 3
Kfz 63 Lichtmeßstellenkraftwagen Flash measuring station vehicle Light, cross-country truck (commercial) 8 1500 35-50
Schallmeßstellenkraftwagen Sound measuring station vehicle
Schallmeßgerätkraftwagen Sound measuring device vehicle 6
Kfz 64 Vermessungsgerätkraftwagen Measuring device vehicle Light, cross-country truck (commercial) 4 1500 35-50
Kfz 68 Funkmastkraftwagen Radio antenna vehicle Light, cross-country truck (commercial) 4-6 1500 35-50
Kfz 69 Protzkraftwagen Limber vehicle Light, cross-country truck (commercial) 7 1000 45
Kfz 70 Mannschaftskraftwagen Personnel vehicle Light, cross-country truck (commercial) 8 1150 45
Kfz 72 Fernamtbetriebskraftwagen Central phone switch board vehicle Medium, cross-country truck (commercial) 8 2500 35-45
Fernsprechbetriebskraftwagen Phone switch board vehicle 2800
Funkhorchkraftwagen a Radio intercept vehicle
Funkhorchkraftwagen b Radio intercept vehicle
Funkbetriebskraftwagen Radio relay vehicle
Fernschreibkraftwagen Teletype vehicle 8-10 3000
Fernschreibvermittlungskraftwagen Teletype relay vehicle 10
Fernsprechanschlußkraftwagen Teletype terminus vehicle 8-10
Fernsprechvermittlungskraftwagen Teletype relay vehicle 10
Wetterkraftwagen Meteorological vehicle
mittl. Scheinwerferkraftwagen Medium search light vehicle
mittl. Flakkraftwagen Medium anti-aircraft vehicle
Verstärkerkraftwagen Amplifier vehicle 8-10
Horchfunkempfangskraftwagen (Lgw.) Radio reception vehicle (long-wave) 8
Horchfunkempfangskraftwagen (Kzw.) Radio reception vehicle (short-wave)
Funksendekraftwagen Radio transmitter vehicle 7
Funkbetriebskraftwagen Radio operating vehicle
Horchfunkpeilkraftwagen Radio direction finder vehicle 10
leicht. Funkkw. (Kzw.) (Lgw.) Light radio vehicle (short- and long-wave) 8-10
Funkempfangskraftwagen Radio intercept vehicle 7
Funkkraftwagen U. K. W. FM radio vehicle 8-10
Vielfachvermittlungskw. Multiple relaying vehicle 6-8 45
Kfz 74 Flakmeßtruppkraftwagen I Anti-aircraft measuring vehicle Medium, cross-country truck (commercial) 8-10 3000 35-45
Flakmeßtruppkraftwagen II
Landebahnleuchtkraftwagen Runway illumination vehicle 4-6 45
Kfz 76 Beobachtungskraftwagen Observation vehicle Light, cross-country truck (commercial) 4-6 1400 40
Kfz 77 Funkhorchkraftwagen Radio intercept vehicle Light, cross-country truck (commercial) 6 1400 40
Kfz 79 Werkstattkraftwagen Workshop vehicle Medium, cross-country truck (commercial) 3 3000 35
Werkstattgerätkraftwagen Workshop device vehicle
Kfz 81 leichter Flakmannschaftskraftwagen Light anti-aircraft personnel vehicle Light, cross-country truck (commercial) 8 1500 45
Kfz 83 leichter Scheinwerferkraftwagen I Light searchlight vehicle Light, cross-country truck (commercial) 6-8 1500 45
leichter Scheinwerferkraftwagen I
mittlerer Lastkraftwagen, offen Medium, open truck Medium truck (commercial) 28 3000 35-45
Kfz 91 Nebelkraftwagen Smoke mortar vehicle Medium, cross-country truck (commercial) Up to 28 3000 45
Kfz 92 Mannschaftsentgiftungskw. Personnel decontamination vehicle Medium, cross-country truck (commercial) 3 3000 45
Kfz 93 Bekleidungsentgiftungskw. Clothing decontamination vehicle Medium, cross-country truck (commercial) 3 3000 45
Kfz 94 Wasserkraftwagen Water tanker truck Medium, cross-country truck (commercial) 3 3000 45
Kfz 95 Kammerkraftwagen Closed compartment vehicle Medium, cross-country truck (commercial) 3 3000 45
Kfz 301 Funkmastkraftwagen Radio antenna vehicle Medium, cross-country truck (commercial) 6 3000 35-45
Kfz 354 Bildkraftwagen Image vehicle Medium, cross-country truck (commercial) 4-6 3000 45
Triebwerkkraftwagen Power unit vehicle 3 35
Fernschreib-W.-T.-Kw. Teletype maintenance vehicle 4-6 45
Kfz 317 Sauerstoffkesselkraftwagen Oxygen tank vehicle Heavy truck (commercial) 3 6500 45
Pi Kw I mittl. gl. Lkw. als Pionierkw. I Medium, cross-country truck in service as engineer vehicle Medium, cross-country truck (commercial) 12 2800 35-45
mittl. gl. Lastkraftwagen als schw. Fernsprechkraftwagen Medium, cross-country truck in service as heavy telephone vehicle
mittl. gl. Lkw. als Feldfernkabelkraftwagen Medium, cross-country truck in service as field phone cable vehicle
mittl. gl. Lkw. als Lichtmeßgerätkraftwagen Medium, cross-country truck in service as light measuring device vehicle
Pi Kw II mittl. Lkw., offen, als Pionierkw. II Medium open truck in service as engineer vehicle Medium truck (commercial) 6 2700 35-45
mittl. Lkw. als Fernsprechbaukw. Medium truck in service as phone contruction vehicle 3000
mittl. Lkw. für Telegraphenbaustangen Medium truck for telegraph poles
mittl. Lkw. für Fernsprechbau Medium truck for photo construction
Pferdekrankenkraftwagen Horse ambulance 3
Pi Kw III leichter geländegängiger Lastkraftwagen als Pionier-Kw. III Light, cross-country truck serving as engineer vehicle Light, cross-country truck (commercial) 6 1350 35-50
leichter geländegängiger Lastkraftwagen als Feldfernkabel-Kw. Light, cross-country truck serving as field telegraph vehicle Light, cross-country truck (commercial) 6 1500 35-50
Sd Ah 115 Tiefladeanhänger s. Pz. Kpw. Wg., 10 t 10 t heavy tank trailer - - 10 000 -
Vs Ah 642 Tiefladeanhänger s. Pz. Kpw. Wg., 20 t 20 t heavy tank trailer - - 20 000 -

Notes

  1. Including the driver. Back.

Sources

  1. Handbuch für den Generalstabsdienst im Kriege : Teil II. Berlin, 1939. 271 p. H. Dv. g 92.