Ford V3000S/SSM Maultier Half Track

Produced by Ford in Cologne, the V3000S truck was the successor to the earlier G917T. The V3000S/SSM Maultier ("Mule") was based on the Ford V3000S with a tracked suspension system based on the British Universal Carrier. It was introduced following the bitter experience of Russian winter where trucks could not be used to carry cargo.The platform was subsequently modified for other uses including as an anti-aircraft half track by mounting a 2cm Flak 38 on the flatbed for air defence.