Following up my post yesterday to the US self-propelled anti-tank vehicle, the M56 Scorpion is another post on a self-propelled anti-tank vehicle. I chose this vehicle to discuss because it is somewhat obscure; the vehicle in question is the German, 8.8cm Flak 18 (Sfl) auf Zugkraftwagen 12t. I stumbled onto this vehicle while reading one of several used books I got at the gift shop at the Texas Military Forces Museum. The book is called Blitzkrieg: Armour Camouflage and Markings, 1939-1940 by Steven J. Zaloga. The 8.8cm Flak 18 (Sfl) auf Zugkraftwagen 12t is an 8.8cm Flak 18 cannon (main armament) mounted to a Zugkraftwagen 12t vehicle in an anti-tank role. Only 10 of these were made and they saw action in the campaigns in Poland and in France. Curiously, this self-propelled anti-tank gun saw action at the beginning of the war at a time which mainstream German anti-tank systems fielded main armaments inferior to the 8.8cm on this vehicle; in fact, it wasn’t until later in the war that this gun would be married to tanks and self-propelled anti-tank vehicles.