Sdkfz 251-D1-2

The Sd.Kfz. 251 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251) half-track was an armored fighting vehicle designed and first built by the Hanomag company during World War II, and based on their earlier, unarmored Sd.Kfz. 11vehicle. The larger of the pair (the Sd.Kfz. 250 being the lighter one) of the fully armored wartime half-tracks of the Wehrmacht, the Sd.Kfz. 251 was designed to transport the panzergrenadiers of the Germanmechanized infantry corps into battle. Sd.Kfz. 251s were the most widely produced German half-tracks of the war, with at least 15,252 vehicles and variants produced by various manufacturers, and were commonly referred to simply as “Hanomags” by both German and Allied soldiers.

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Product Description

Type Half-track armored personnel carrier
Place of origin Nazi Germany
Service history
In service 1939–1945
Used by  Nazi Germany
 Kingdom of Romania
 Italian Social Republic
Wars World War II
Production history
Designer Hanomag
Manufacturer Hanomag, Adlerwerke, Horch,Škoda, Borgward
Number built Approx. 15,252
Weight 7.81 tonnes (8.61 short tons)
Length 5.80 m (19 ft)
Width 2.10 m (6 ft 10 in)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Crew 2 + 10 passengers

Armor 6-14.5 mm (0.24-0.57 in)
MG 34 or MG 42
MG 34 or MG 42
Engine one Maybach HL 42 6-cylinder petrol engine
100 PS (99 hp, 74 kW)
Power/weight 12.8 hp/tonne
Suspension Half track
300 km (186 mi)
Speed 52.5 km/h (32.5 mph)

Additional Information


1/72, 15mm, 28mm


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