The Sd.Kfz.11 was produced from 1937 to 1945 with 25000 being produced by Hansa-Lloyd, Hanomag, Adler, Borgward, Horch and Skoda. They were used to tow light 105mm howitzers and 75mm Pak 40 guns. The same chassis/running gear was also used as the basis for the mittlere Schuetzenpanzerwagen Sd.Kfz.251 - medium personnel carriers.
The leFH18 10.5cm Howitzer used in large numbers by the German Army on all fronts during WWII could be towed by a horse team or the Sd.Kfz.11 3 ton half track. It was an accurate and reliable weapon but due to its heavy weight and relatively short range was out classed by similar Soviet weapons. Later versions of the gun were fitted a muzzle brake and other minor improvements as the leFH18M (kit #AF35S24) as well as with the carriage from the 7.5cm PAK 40 Anti-tank gun to improve mobility; this version was given the designation leFH18/40.