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December 8, 2012


  • 1935-45 Daimler-Benz DB10 SdKfz 8 12-Ton Half-Track Prime Mover
  • 1935-45 Daimler-Benz DB10 SdKfz 8 12-Ton Half-Track Prime Mover
  • 1935-45 Daimler-Benz DB10 SdKfz 8 12-Ton Half-Track Prime Mover
  • 1935-45 Daimler-Benz DB10 SdKfz 8 12-Ton Half-Track Prime Mover
  • 1935-45 Daimler-Benz DB10 SdKfz 8 12-Ton Half-Track Prime Mover
  • 1935-45 Daimler-Benz DB10 SdKfz 8 12-Ton Half-Track Prime Mover
  • 1935-45 Daimler-Benz DB10 SdKfz 8 12-Ton Half-Track Prime Mover
  • 1935-45 Daimler-Benz DB10 SdKfz 8 12-Ton Half-Track Prime Mover
  • 1935-45 Daimler-Benz DB10 SdKfz 8 12-Ton Half-Track Prime Mover
  • 1935-45 Daimler-Benz DB10 SdKfz 8 12-Ton Half-Track Prime Mover
  • 1935-45 Daimler-Benz DB10 SdKfz 8 12-Ton Half-Track Prime Mover
  • 1935-45 Daimler-Benz DB10 SdKfz 8 12-Ton Half-Track Prime Mover
  • 1935-45 Daimler-Benz DB10 SdKfz 8 12-Ton Half-Track Prime Mover


1935-45 Daimler-Benz DB10 SdKfz 8 12-Ton Half-Track Prime Mover

Lot No. 174

Auctioned on Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sold for $200,000

Manufacturers: Daimler-Benz
Production Years: 1935-1945 (entire 12-ton class)
Engine: No Engine – specifications call for: Maybach V-12 HL 85 TUKRM, 185-hp, 12-cylinder, liquid-cooled, gasoline
Length: 24-feet
Width: 8-feet, 2-1/2-inches
Height: 9-feet, 2-inches (with top raised)
Weight: 13-tons
Armor: None
Armament: NONE on this example – Could be fitted with a 7.92-mm MG34 or MG42 machine gun
Maximum Speed: Approximately 30-mph
Fording Depth: Up to 25-inches
Crew: Up to 13
Markings: German Army (Heer), Towed Artillery Regiment, early war Panzer Grey paint scheme

The development of half-tracks for the German Army began in 1933. The limited off-road and towing ability of wheeled vehicles prompted development of several different weight class half-track vehicles. Initially, 5, 8 and 12-ton capacity vehicles were developed, supplemented shortly thereafter by 1 and 3-ton designs. Finally, a massive 18-ton model was developed in 1939. The 1 through 12-ton class vehicles were intended to perform as prime movers for the large variety of light, medium and heavy artillery pieces in service with the German Army. The 18-ton model was intended to either tow heavy artillery or act as a heavy recovery vehicle. The 12-ton half-tracks started production in 1935 with the DBs 7 model, which featured a more angular body design. The improved DB10 model, displayed, entered production just prior to the start of World War II. The 12-ton, DB10 was intended to tow the 17-cm field gun and 21-cm heavy howitzer. The total weight of approximately 18 to 19-tons per piece necessitated the separation of the gun tubes and carriages into two separate loads. The compartments behind the seating area were for equipment and ammunition.

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