Infantriekarren IF8

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Infantriekarren IF8

Post by kettenkrad » 07 Mar 2007 21:33

Hello everybody,i'm looking for pictures of Infantriekarren or IF 8.Behind vehicles,horses or men towes.I still have a original IF 8 behind my KS 750.
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Post by Reader3000 » 07 Mar 2007 22:34

There's a colour pic of some men of the 12. SS-Panzerdivision taken in Normandy by the PK-photographer Woscidlo in which they are towing a Infanteriekarren packed with ammo.

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Post by Sander D » 08 Mar 2007 18:21

2 pictures of dogs towing a Infantriekarren or IF 8.

Picture come from expired E-bay sales .

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Post by kettenkrad » 08 Mar 2007 23:43

GREAT !!!!!!! Never seen this before.Any more?

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Infantry Trailer Jf8

Post by spannermann » 09 Mar 2007 20:32

Photos of these trailers behind motor vehicles will be scarce as they were not designed for motorised tranport but only for human or animal towing.

And as such were designed without mudguards, electrics or a rear light (other than a reflector), this being the road legal requirements at the time in Germany for non-motorised towed items (guns and trailers)

Of course they got towed by vehicles as and when the need arose.

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Post by SIS 5 » 13 Mar 2007 15:59

Hi Kettenkrad,

I was searching for some pics of the IF 8 and have found a few of them, but not with the best quality, and one behind a Kettenkrad:

Sources: pic 1 and 2 (IF8-2 + IF8-1): 1942/Summer, Operation -Blau
pic 3 (IF8-5): Die bespannten Truppen der Wehrmacht by Klaus Christian Richter

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Bert
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Infantry trailers

Post by spannermann » 14 Mar 2007 08:08

Thanks for the photos, the two horse drawn trailers pairs are the sMG equipped versions, with a Lafette 34 in the first trailer and the flak mount for the MG in the second trailer.

With the Kettenkrad neither trailer is an Jf8, the one immediately behind the KK is a Luftwaffe design commonly seen with paratroopers, not sure of its "name", but its Luftwaffe identification number is FL 29914/5. The rear trailer is the standard KK trailer.design.

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Post by Bill 13 » 15 Mar 2007 01:54

Spannermann etal..
A couple of more pics of indifferent quality. Have a couple of more but alas my scanner has gone to the big electronics pile in the sky.
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Infantry trailer

Post by spannermann » 15 Mar 2007 21:27

Note that on several of the trailers seen in the previous photos, that the wheels rims have been reversed, this has the effect of giving the trailer approximately a 10cm wider track and so improving it stability greatly.

To have the KK towing an Jf8 trailer, they must have done a field modification to the towing hooks and tow bar, as the KK towing pintle is a different size to that used on the Jf8. This was a deliberate difference in order to stop such trailers being towed by motorised vehicles, obviously its a difference that can be got 'round.

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Post by Wehrmann » 09 Jun 2007 17:14

We have 5 Infantriekarren but only these 2 are restored.

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Post by Matthew5630 » 11 Jun 2007 20:17

im restoring 2 infanterie karren an early war and a late war and im looking for parts if anyone should have some kicking around? In particular a complete chassis for a late war version as i have the wheels and hubs and the tub that fits on top a manual tow bar but no chassis. Also looking for tow bars x 2
please help me someone :roll:

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Post by Matthew5630 » 11 Jun 2007 20:20

Also looking for a tow bar to fit the motorcycle 8-)

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lf 8 Infantieriekart

Post by MilHist BT » 19 Jun 2007 00:41

German Infantry Carts, Army Field Wagons, Army sleds 1900 - 1945, Schiffer Military Press, by Wifried Kopenhagen, pp 42 - 43 shows pictures of the split type tongue for single horse tow.

The RmVP (propaganda ministry) prohibiting official photographers from taking pictures of horse drawn Wermacht transport does make it difficult to get good pictures of items like these carts.

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Re: Infantriekarren IF8

Post by philip turland » 11 Aug 2009 10:57

does anyone have one of these for sale

looking for one to restore to go with my kettenkrad

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philip

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