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Books and literature about the NSU Kettenkrad:

Official literature (Handbooks, manuals, etc.)

 

D 624/1 Kleines Kettenkraftrad (SdKfz 2)

Gerätebeschreibung und Bedienungsanweisung
(Small Kettenkrad (Sd.Kfz. 2), Unit description and operating instructions)
200 pages, DIN A5.

Good reprint available from WK-Publishers at € 45,- plus shipping.

 

D 624/2 Kleines Kettenkraftrad (SdKfz 2)

Ersatzteilliste
(Small Kettenkrad (Sd.Kfz. 2), Spare parts list)
247 pages, DIN A5.

Good reprint available from WK-Publishers at € 50,- plus shipping.

D 618/3 Anhänger für das Kleine Kettenkraftrad

Gerätebeschreibung, Bedienungsanweisung und Ersatzteilliste für den Kettenkrad-Anhänger Sd.Anh. 1
(Trailer for the small Kettenkrad; Unit description, operating instructions and spare parts list)
31 pages plus 6 extra picture pages, DIN A 5.

Reprint available at € 20,-.

 

D 674/214 Sonderwerkzeug für Fahrgestell zum Kettenkraftrad HK 101 (ohne Motor)

Beschreibung und Anwendung der einzelnen Sonderwerkzeuge
(Special tools for the chassis of the Kettenkrad. Description and how to use the special tools)
27 pages, DIN A5.

Reprint available at € 12,-

These official books are essential, if you own a Kettenkrad and you have to do some work on it. Original ones are absolutely rare and very expensive. For the work in the workshop a good reprint will do it. Reprints are available here. Please ask for details. Prices are plus shipping.


Books:

Please note: Most of the books are older and out of print. The good news: They were often for sale at EBAY. Have a look there.

Friedhelm Abel
"Kleines Kettenkraftrad", volume 88 from the series "Waffen-Arsenal" from Podzun-Pallas Publishers. Softcover, 48 pages DIN A4 landscape. Published 1984.

ISBN 3-7909-0219-5, Price in Germany was DM 8.50.
Current status: Out of print.

In 1991 the book was published in English language by Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 0-8874-0315-8
Current status: Out of print.

 

Abel, The Kettenkrad, englisch
In 1999 the Podzun-Pallas-Verlag published a reprint of the book as "Highlight Band 7". Size now DIN A4 portrait, some of the pictures were different. And first of all: The price rocketed: The reprint costs DM 24,80, while to original volume has cost only DM 8,50.

ISBN: 3-7909-0683-2, Price in Germany was € 24.80.
Current status: Unknown.

Abel, Kleines Kettenkraftrad, Reprint

Horst Hinrichsen
"Das Kettenkrad von NSU", volume 148 from the series "Waffen-Arsenal" from Podzun-Pallas Publishers. Softcover, 48 pages DIN A4. Published 1994.

ISBN: 3-7909-0496-1, Price in Germany was DM 12.80.
Current status: Unknown.

Hinrichsen, Das Kettenkrad von NSU

Walter E. Seifert
"Das kleine Kettenkraftrad HK-101",  special volume S-69 from the series "Waffen-Arsenal" from Podzun-Pallas Publishers. Softcover, 48 pages DIN A4. Published 2002.

ISBN: 3-7909-0770-7, Price in Germany was € 10.10 in 2002.
Current status: Unknown.

Seifert, Das kleine Kettenkraftrad HK-101

Karl R. Pawlas
"NSU Kettenkrad", Special volume W126 from the series "Waffen-Revue" from publisher "Publizistisches Archiv Karl R. Pawlas", Nuremberg. Softcover, 160 pages DIN A5 with 115 b/w-pictures. Published around 1974.

ISBN: None, Price in Germany was DM 6.- in 1974.
Current status: Out of print.

Waffen-Revue Sondernummer W126

Karl R. Pawlas
Waffen-Revue Heft 104 -110
Seven parts series "Das NSU Kettenkrad und seine Varianten", published from volume 104 (part 1), spring 1997 to volume 110 (part 7), fall 1998.

Journal-Verlag Schwend GmbH, Schwaebisch Hall.

ISBN: None. Price in Germany was DM 10,- per volume.
Current status: Out of print.

 

"Allied-Axis, The photo journal of the second world war", Issue 2
12 pages about the NSU Kettenkrad, including many b/w pictures.

Ampersand Publishing Company Inc., Delray Beach, FL, USA, 2000

ISBN: None.
Current status: Out of print.

Frantisek Koran, Jiri Starosta
"Kettenkrad in detail" -
Photo manual for modellers.

Wings & Wheels Publications, Prague, 2002

48 pages, 24.0 x 22.5 cm, written in English. Many close up pictures of restored Kettenkrads. Unfortunately there are many details, which are not correct.

ISBN: 80-86416-18-8, Price in the UK around £ 12,-
Current status: Available.

Most of the books are out of print and no longer available in book shops. However they are often for sale on EBAY.