9 (also known as "Famo") was a German half-track that saw widespread use in World War II, and the heaviest half-track vehicle of any type built in quantity in Nazi Germany during the war years. Its main roles were as a prime mover for very heavy towed guns such as the 24 cm Kanone 3 and as a tank recovery vehicle. Approximately 2,500 were produced between 1938 and 1945.8.8 cm Flak 18 anti-aircraft guns were mounted on fifteen Sd. 9s in 1940 as the 8.8 cm Flak 18 Sfl.
The crew and engine compartments were lightly 14.5 mm (0.57 in), but completely, armored, which limited the gun's ability to fire directly ahead. A platform with drop-down sides was fitted for the gun. Outriggers were necessary to brace the platform sides to support the weight of the gun crew.
The vehicle weighed 25 tonnes (25 long tons; 28 short tons), was 9.32 metres (30.6 ft) long, 3.67 metres (12.0 ft) tall and 2.65 metres (8.7 ft) wide. One source claims that these vehicles were produced as prototypes in 1943. The item "35112 135 Sd. 9/ Flak 88mm/ Selbstfahrlafette resin kit Wespe Models" is in sale since Monday, July 27, 2015.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Military\Land". The seller is "wespemodelsromania" and is located in Ploiesti, Prahova, 100550. This item can be shipped worldwide.