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Sd.Kfz. 251/3
mittlere Funkpanzerwagen Ausf. D

Halftrack




Sd.Kfz. 251/3 mittlere Funkpanzerwagen Ausf. D

Service Data:

In Service: 1943 to 1945

Production Data:

Manufacturer: Borgward, Büssing-NAG, Hanomag, MNH, Schichau, Weserhütte, Wumag
Chassis No: 221001- 540001- 625001- 320001- 720001- 725001- 796001- 811001-
Number built: 10,602 all variants

Technical Data:

Type:

Crew: 7 men
Length: 5.98 m
Width: 2.1 m
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 8,500 kg
Fuel Capacity: 160 liters
Engine: 1 × Maybach HL 42 TUKRM 6 cylinder inline liquid cooled petrol engine producing up to 100 hp at 3,000 rpm
Gearbox: 4 × 2 forward 1 × 2 reverse
Speed: road 53 km/h cross country km/h
Range: road 300 km cross country km
Armament:
2 × 7.92 mm MG 34 machine guns or MG 42

Ammunition:
main 2,010 rounds
secondary
Armour: 6 mm to 15 mm
Electronics:
FuG 4 and FuG 5 also FuG 8 divisional and artillery link to panzer units vehicle
FuG 4 and FuG 8 division to artillery link vehicle
FuG 5 and FuG 8 division to panzer link vehicle
FuG 1 and FuG 7 ground to air link and transmission listening monitor vehicle
FuG 11 and FuG 12 also Kdo Fug Tr command post vehicle
Fug Tr 15 kzw command post vehicle
Fug Tr 30 mw command post vehicle
Fug Tr 80 mw command post vehicle
Fug Tr 100 mw command post vehicle

Operators: Heer
Variants:
Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. A
Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. B
Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. C
Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. D
Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. D (IR)
Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. B Wurfrahmen 40
Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. C Wurfrahmen 40
Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. D Wurfrahmen 40
Sd.Kfz. 251/2 Ausf. C Granatwerfer
Sd.Kfz. 251/2 Ausf. D Granatwerfer
Sd.Kfz. 251/3 Ausf. B
Sd.Kfz. 251/3 Ausf. C
Sd.Kfz. 251/3 Ausf. D
Sd.Kfz. 251/4 Ausf. A
Sd.Kfz. 251/4 Ausf. C
Sd.Kfz. 251/5 Ausf. B
Sd.Kfz. 251/5 Ausf. C
Sd.Kfz. 251/6 Ausf. A with built up structure
Sd.Kfz. 251/6 Ausf. A
Sd.Kfz. 251/6 Ausf. C
Sd.Kfz. 251/7 Ausf. C
Sd.Kfz. 251/7 Ausf. D
Sd.Kfz. 251/8 Ausf. A
Sd.Kfz. 251/8 Ausf. C
Sd.Kfz. 251/8 Ausf. D
Sd.Kfz. 251/9 Ausf. C
Sd.Kfz. 251/9 Ausf. D
Sd.Kfz. 251/10 Ausf. A
Sd.Kfz. 251/10 Ausf. B
Sd.Kfz. 251/10 Ausf. C
Sd.Kfz. 251/10 Ausf. D
Sd.Kfz. 251/11 Ausf. C
Sd.Kfz. 251/12
Sd.Kfz. 251/13
Sd.Kfz. 251/14
Sd.Kfz. 251/15 Ausf. D
Sd.Kfz. 251/16 Ausf. C
Sd.Kfz. 251/16 Ausf. D
Sd.Kfz. 251/17 Ausf. C
Sd.Kfz. 251/17 Ausf. D
Sd.Kfz. 251/18
Sd.Kfz. 251/19
Sd.Kfz. 251/20
Sd.Kfz. 251/21 Ausf. C
Sd.Kfz. 251/21 Ausf. D
Sd.Kfz. 251/22 Ausf. D
Sd.Kfz. 251/23 Ausf. C

Other: Halftracks
Articles:

History:

The Sd.Kfz. 251/3 mittlere Funkpanzerwagen Ausf. D was based on the same chassis as Sd.Kfz. 11

Gallery:


Heer Comments

Sources:

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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