Sd Kfz 135/1 Lorraine Schlepper (f)

New, sealed and unbuilt. After the fall of France, the German's made us of most of the captured equipment they had inherited - of 387 Lorraine chassis produced the Germans had more than 300 in stock. The Lorraine 37L chassis was converted in 1942 to carry the 7.5cm Pak40, the 10.5cm leFH18 guns and the 15cm sFH13/1 with the remainder being used as ammunition carriers and artillery tractors. In German service they were designated Sd Kfz 135. There were 94 of the 15cm version depicted here.