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Sd.Kfz. 221 (MG )
Leichte Panzerspähwagen

Armoured Car

Sd.Kfz. 221 (MG) Leichte Panzerspähwagen

Service Data:

In Service: 1935 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Weserhütte
Chassis No: 810001-810800
Number built: 339

Technical Data:


Crew: 2 men
Length: 4.8 m
Width: 1.95 m
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 4,000 kg
Fuel Capacity: 110 liters
Engine: 1 × Horch 801 8 cylinder liquid cooled Vee petrol engine producing up to 75 hp at 3,600 rpm
Gearbox: 5 forward 1 reverse
Speed: road 80 km/h cross country km/h
Range: road 320 km cross country 200 km
1 × 7.92 mm MG 34 machine gun or 1 × 2.8 cm s PzB 41

main 1,050 rounds
Armour: 5 mm to 8 mm
Electronics: FuG Spr a
Operators: Heer
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Heer Comments


German Military Vehicles.
ISBN-10: 087349783X

Armoured Fighting Vehicles of Germany World War II.
ISBN-10: 0214203077

Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World Two.
ISBN-10: 1854095188

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