Our Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. C
Turning-circle: 11 meters.
Wheelbase: 277.5 cm.
Length x width x height: (cm) 580(598, D-version) x 210 x 175.
Armour: Front 14.5 mm, engine compartment 6 mm, sides and back 8 mm. Fuel tank 160 liter.
Total acceptable weight: 9000 kilo, of with 1,500 load.
Top speed: 52.5 Km/h. on the road, 10 in the field.
Range: 300 km on road 40 liter on 100 km fuel consumption. 150 km in the field, 80 liter on 100 km.
Maximum angle of driving: 24 degrees.
Maximum wading: 50 cm.
Maximum water depth: 200 cm.
During the early
years of panzer development it was recognized that the infantry should be
equally mobile. A full-track vehicle seemed to costly, wheeled vehicles with the
required cross-country performance were not available. A halftrack vehicle with
the official name Sd.Kfz. 251 "Gepanzerte Manschafts Transportwagen"
There are earlier developments on the 3-ton chassis, but for the 251
they are a sidesteped. An Anti-tank project of three 75 mm equipped examples in
1934 and 1935.
Büssing-NAG is ordered, in cooperation with Deutschen Werke,
in 1937 to design an armored hull for the 3 ton artillery prime mover chassis.
That starts its design-life with Hansa-Loyd-Goliath in 1933 but is standardized
as Hanomag Hl Kl 6 (Sd.Kfz. 11). 1938 sees an order for a pre-production series.
It is tested in Kummersdorf later that year.
Initial Texture: Gordon Molek's 'Der Schweinestall dunkgrau'
Code and UVMap: Mschoeldgen
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