early stages of the war, the German army mainly used the Sd.Kfz.
18 ton halftrack prime mover as its main recovery vehicle shortages of these
vehicles and the increasing weight of German tanks, resulted in number tank chassis
being modified so they were able to recover tanks which involved removing the
turret and installing a large wooden box where the turret would have been and
equipped with, winches, towbars, couplings, some variants had cranes fitted, and
a variety of recovery gear they were called Bergpanzer. Gallery:
German Military Vehicles.
Armoured Fighting Vehicles of Germany World War II.
Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World Two.
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