VK501,sdkfz 280 or the Kätzchen from Auto union?

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aurelien wolff
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VK501,sdkfz 280 or the Kätzchen from Auto union?

Post by aurelien wolff » 10 Jul 2019 16:36

This prototype is sometimes refer as Sdkfz 280,VK 501 or the Kätzchen from Auto union,wich one is true?
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http://www.materielsterrestres39-45.fr/ ... 450-vk-501
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and the drawing for the Kätzchen from auto union also seem to be different from the photographed prototype :
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Re: VK501,sdkfz 280 or the Kätzchen from Auto union?

Post by bam » 14 Jul 2019 00:30

The photos are a VK 501.
NOTHING to do with the Katchen series depicted in your line drawings. VK 501 was a supply vehicle, not an SPW Katchen. Its in Panzertracts 17 Gepanzerte Nachschub Fahrzeuge:
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The above line drawings show the first design, which only had side door hatches.
The design was improved to include a rear door for loading stretchers, as shown below, and that's what got built as the prototype:
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Re: VK501,sdkfz 280 or the Kätzchen from Auto union?

Post by aurelien wolff » 19 Jul 2019 09:36

so vk 501.

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