Not all the German mecha were lumbering monstrosities like the Überschwerer Kampfschreitpanzer. Seen here a Waffenträgerschreitpanzer (Armored Walking Weapons Carrier) Läufer (lit. "runner"), a highly mobile self-propelled field artillery piece. It mounted a short-barreled 75mm cannon in the main body, a MG 34 ring-mounted around the main hatch (used for anti-aircraft defense), and a pair of 20mm cannon under a right side "wing" plate. This particular Läufer is seen taking on fuel, ammunition, and oil in an Eastern Front forest. The Läufer favored this sort of terrain, as it tended to be too thick for most tanks and allowed for secure firing positions.
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