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In the early stages of the war, the German army mainly used the Sd.Kfz. 9 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.

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Bergepanzer 38(t) Hetzer picture 2
Bergepanzer III picture 3
Bergepanther Sd.Kfz. 179 picture 4
Bergepanther Sd.Kfz. 179 picture 5
Bergepanther Sd.Kfz. 179 picture 6
Bergepanzer Tiger (P) picture 7

Sources:

German Military Vehicles.
ISBN-10: 087349783X

Armoured Fighting Vehicles of Germany World War II.
ISBN-10: 0214203077

Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World Two.
ISBN-10: 1854095188

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