1943 GERMAN NSU KETTENKRAD HK 101 TRACKED MOTORCYCLE

Conceived and patented by German inventor, Heinrich Ernst Kniepkamp, in June of 1939, Kettenkrads saw service on the Eastern Front, North African theater and throughout Europe. Their primary uses included laying communication cables, pulling heavy loads, carrying soldiers through deep mud and towing aircraft such as the Messerschmitt 262 jet fighter.

Official Designation: 

Kleines Kettenkraftrad SdKfz. 2

Manufacturer: 

NSU Werke of Neckarsulm, Germany

Chassis Number: 

4907946

Crew: 

Three – Driver and two passengers

Engine: 

Opel water-cooled four cylinder in-line with overhead valves

Drive: 

6-speed transmission, with two ranges (high and low)

Horse Power: 

36

Weight: 

3,444 pounds

Number Built: 

8,345 during World War II (10% of production was built under license by Stoewer from Stettin)

Speed: 

44 miles per hour

Exhibit Type: 

  • Military Motorcycles
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