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Raupenschlepper Ost

Description

The Raupenschlepper Ost (RSO) was a fully-tracked tractor, specifically developed for the poor road conditions on the Eastern Front. It was introduced in 1942, and served until the end of the war. The RSO had a payload of 1.5 tons. A version equipped with a 7,5 cm Pak 40 was build, designed as a stop-gap tank destroyer.

Technical Details

Raupenschlepper Ost
Crew
Crew
  • Driver
  • Co-driver
Physical Characteristics
Weight 3.5 t
Length 2.53 m
Width 4.425 m
Height 1.99 m
Performance
Speed (max) 30 km/h
Engine
Engine Steyr 1500A
Net h.p. 70
Displacement 3517 cc

Images

Side view of an RSO.
Two RSOs driving through mud.

Further Reading