Here’s something you will rarely see, a genuine WWII Kettenkrad up for sale! These motorcycle half tracks were produced by NSU in the second world war and could be carried in Ju-52 aircraft and were used for such things as pulling small artillery pieces in the field. We covered these before but the last one I saw for sale was about a year ago. Collectors keep them running and take them out in the field to show people what they can do. Often they just sit in museums.
This one is powered by a 36 horsepower 4 cylinder engine with a top speed of 70
mph kilometers per hour, and is in running order.
I never fully understood the motorcycle fork on these things, I always figured you steered a tracked vehicle like this by driving and braking alternate tracks, what would the wheel up front do? Anyway, if you collect military vehicles or if you want something a little different from your standard trike, this is it!
More photos and links below:
Link: Kettenkrad for sale – auction has ended
Related: Kettenkrad – the motorcycle tank