Half Tracks were crucial to the German Wehrmacht's advance through Europe. They served in a number of roles and were usually reliable, something that was not common on the battlefield. Furthermore, their combat effectiveness and ability to increase the effectiveness of units like tank divisions and infantry made them a standard part of the Wehrmacht.
Half-Tracks in German doctine were designed ideally to support infantry and make sure that they were able to keep up with advancing panzer divisions, though the reality was that oftentimes the half-tracks simply were not made in the quantities needed for effective mechanization of infantry. (Production values are estimates).
|SdKfz 250 (All Models)||6,600 units|
|SdKfz 251 (All Models)||15,200 units|
|SdKfz 1 Schwerer Wehrmachtschlepper||825 units|
|SdKfz 2 Kleines Kettenkrad||8,300 units|
|SdKfz 6 (All Models)||3,000 units|
|SdKfz 7 (All Models)||3,600 units|
|SdKfz 8 (All Models)||4,000 units|
|SdKfz 9 (All Models)||2,500 units|
|SdKfz 10 (All Models)||17,600 units|
|SdKfz 11||9,000 units|
|SdKfz 252||400 units|
|SdKfz 253||400 units|