Sdkfz 2ausf C chassis OT 8For Sale (1951), £390I am selling my replica military vehicle SdKfz 2Ausf C chassis armored personnel carrier OT 810. This vehicle was a familiar sight, widely associated with the German infantry during all of World War Two. The conversion was achieved by first removing the upper superstructure including the engine covering, and this was replaced by an open-topped fighting compartment into which was mounted an 8cm GrW34 mortar fitted on a race-ring mounting to allow it to be fired in any direction without having to manoeuvre the vehicle. The SdKfz 250/7 was a standard mortar carrier (Gerält 897), equipped with the 8cm (3.15in) GrW34 mortar, fixed internally and given to the 4th platoon of each Leichter Panzer Aufklärungs Kompanie (Light Armoured Reconnaissance Company) with 42 rounds in store on the vehicle. The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. Unassembled, unpainted plastic kit. This gave the vehicle a road speed of 31mph and an operational range of 120 miles. What if Eisenhower Had Driven On to Berlin? ( Log Out /  The SdKfz 250/7 was a standard mortar carrier (Gerält 897), equipped with the 8cm (3.15in) GrW34 mortar, fixed internally and given to the 4th platoon of each Leichter Panzer Aufklärungs Kompanie (Light Armoured Reconnaissance Company) with 42 rounds in store on the vehicle. It may be that some of these self-propelled mortar vehicles were used in the fighting during the Normandy campaign, but due to the low production numbers they have been overlooked in favour of the more widely-used vehicles such as the true self-propelled guns and tanks. It was armed with two machine guns for self-defence with 2,000 rounds of ammunition. He was an engineer who excelled in developing hybrid systems such as these, using captured stocks of enemy equipment. The half-track was one of the several solutions given to the problem of low off-road capabilities of trucks and associated “special purpose vehicles” (Sonderkraftfahrzeug). In this role it was capable of carrying four fully-equipped troops with support weapons, such as crew for mortars or machine guns. 1/87 scale. 251/6 (medium armored halftrack command post) Sd.Kfz. Find books In the end only three prototypes of the Ha To were produced and these never saw combat service. Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: The Czech OT-810, cousin of the SdKfz 251 The Czech army, desiring an army personnel carrier (the Soviets had none) utilized captured and abandoned German SdKfz 251s for their post-war armed forces. One experiment which did lead to the production of a self-propelled version of the British 3in mortar was based on the Universal Bren Gun Carrier. The rear of the compartment was open but could be closed off with a door to protect the crew. This used a Type 4 Chi-To medium tank which was converted to allow a 300mm calibre Type 3 heavy mortar to be mounted to fire forward. Being open-topped, the weapon could be fired from within the vehicle, firing forward, and a separate baseplate allowed it to be dismounted for use from prepared positions. It would seem likely these would almost certainly have been deployed at some point against the Allies because it would make no sense to develop such weapon systems and not use them. The Sd.Kfz. The French Army had never deemed it necessary to develop a self-propelled mortar system using any of the weapons in service; after all they had good artillery and armoured units. The SdKfz 250/7 is usually accompanied by a In addition to using its own standard mortar-carrying vehicles, the German Army also converted a number of captured French armoured vehicles to the role of self-propelled mortar carriers. Learn how your comment data is processed. The SdKfz 251 was developed into a range of different purposes, from ambulance duties to anti-tank roles. Other vehicles which could have been converted to use as mortar carriers included the UE630, which the French Army used as a transport vehicle for supplies, and the Unic-Kègresse half-track, yet despite their suitability neither these nor apparently any other French vehicles were armed to serve as self-propelled mortars carriers. Although it was not in service for the Polish campaign, there were sufficient numbers in service to be used during the attack against Holland, Belgium and France, where they were used in roles such as reconnaissance, command and communications. These they armed with either German service 8cm sGrW34 mortars or captured French-built Brandt weapons. ( Log Out /  Others such as the French Char B-1 bis, known in service with the German Army as the Panzerkampfwagen B-2 740(f), were sent to the Channel Islands and the Eastern Front, which represented the opposite extreme edges of the territory under German occupation. In the Channel Islands, some French tanks had their turrets removed to be incorporated into defence plans. It is still subject to the normal penatlies when making a Double or Triple move. Buy a portentous post-war APC. In fact, examples were still in operation right until the last days of the war at a time when fuel was extremely scarce. Sd.Kfz. These were operated by a crew of five and available to the fourth platoon of the Leichter Panzer Aufklarungs, or light armoured reconnaissance vehicles. 11's torsion bars/torsion arms protrude about 1 mm beyond the torsion arm bearing on the lower hull (#28). The recoil bottom plate could be removed for offloaded use. It was operated by a crew of four, which included the driver, and a secondary armament of a single 7.92mm calibre MG34 machine gun was fitted for self-defence. The weapon could be fired directly from the vehicle or dismounted and used from a prepared defensive position. This was a telling point in the sub-zero conditions on the Russian Front after 1941. The resulting 1935 design of the Gp MTW appeared and was placed into production by 1938. Change ). He commanded the Sturmgeschutz-Abt 200, equipped with selfpropelled guns of his design, as part of the 21st Panzer Division, seeing much action in Normandy. 251/2 operate? In total, twelve variants were developed from the basic version and included an antitank gun version, specialist engineer versions, signals vehicles, ammunition carrier with ordnance troops and was even used by the Luftwaffe. The vehicle in this role was operated by a crew of eight, available in the heavy platoon and known as Great 892 (Equipment 892). The recoil bottom plate could be removed for offloaded use. During WWII, the Germans produced their SDKFZ 251 in Pilsen. What formations did Sd.Kfz. It began simply as an armored version of the Sd.Kfz.11 half-tracked artillery tractor. After the disastrous failure of Operation Jubilee, the Allied attack against Dieppe on 19 August 1942, where none of the tanks were able to get off the beach, he set about developing a series of specialist armoured vehicles designed to support future amphibious landings. Sd.Kfz. The Japanese Army did experiment with self-propelled mortars for a while and developed the Type 4 Ha To. Indirect Fire - If friendly Spotter is within eight hexes of an enemy Soldier and has line of sight to it, this units attack against that Soldier ignores line of sight. 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. By late 1944, around 16,000 vehicles had been built to serve in no fewer than twenty-three different roles. Reloading the tubes would have taken time and rate of fire would have been a lot slower than using a conventional mortar firing from a prepared position. Further positions followed and in 1942 he was given the role of training the newly-created 79th Armoured Division. The standard version had a combat weight of 5.5 tons, but, again, this varied according to armament and other equipment, such as the mortar carrier which weighed 5.61 tons. Sdkfz 251/1 is an German armoured personnel carrier.. The vehicle in all its variants was powered by a Maybach HL42 TR KM six-cylinder water-cooled inline petrol engine, which developed 100hp at 2,800rpm and gave a top speed of just over 40mph on roads. The initial idea was for a vehicle that could be used to transport a single squad of panzergrenadiers to the battlefield protected from enemy small arms fire, and with some protection from artillery fire. After the French surrender, all surviving examples and variants captured by the Germans were converted into other uses, which included carrier vehicles for the standard German Army 8cm sGrW34 mortar. 251/2 Ausf.D, Medium Armored Half Track, 81mm Mortar Carrier. In Operation Overlord 2 Sd.Kfz. Yes, we really are that fast! Carried 66 rounds for the GrW34. The automotive power was to the front drive sprockets on the tracks and the suspension was of the FAMO type, and whilst the vehicle was itself efficient it was somewhat complicated to maintain. The Sd.Kfz.11 was designed in 1938 by Hanomag and was the prime mover for the 105 mm (4.13 in) LeFH howitzer and 37 mm (1.46 in) Flak 43, and 9000 uni… A base plate was also stored so that the mortar could be offloaded and used. The person responsible for developing these systems and other selfpropelled weapons was Major Alfred Becker, who was a professional soldier, having served in the First World War. 251/5 (medium armored halftrack for engineers) Sd.Kfz. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Hobart was a military engineer who had served in the First World War, seeing action in France. Sd.Kfz. SdKfz 251/2 Mortar Carrier Type: … Continue reading → There were four main model modifications (Ausführung A through D), which formed the basis for at least 22 variants. They were known as ‘Hobart’s Funnies’, after Major General Percy Hobart who thought up some of the designs. Gp MTW - Prototype Model "Gepanzerter MannschrafTstransportWagen". The basic model was an armoured personnel carrier designated as the SdKfz 250/1, operated by a crew of two (driver and commander). Inaccurate 1 - This unit gets … Although the design had been thoroughly tested in the field throughout 1939, there were insufficient numbers ready to enter full operational service on the outbreak of war. The 251/2 carries an 81mm mortar platoon. After this initial battle-proving deployment, the SdKfz 250 went on to see service on all fronts during the war, including North Africa, Italy and Russia. 251/7 (medium armored halftrack for engineers) Sd.Kfz. The conversion would have been completed at workshops in France, but it is not clear if any of these vehicles participated in the fighting after the Allied landings in Normandy from 6 June 1944 onwards. German WWII, Sd.Kfz. The new machine was supposed to supplement Sd.Kfz.251, which were already mass-produced at that moment. Barbarossa to ‘Berlog’ – Soviet Air Force, Rome Military mid-fourth century to the mid-third century BC, Rommel Recaptures Cyrenaica, January 1942, Russian Weapons, that are currently in service…, A Lesson of History: The Luftwaffe and Barbarossa. In total some sixteen of these vehicles were available in 1944, but their fate is not known. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. In this role they were designated as 8cm schwere Granatewerfer 34 auf Panzerspahwagen AMR35(f), which identified it as a heavy armoured self-propelled mortar carrier. During serial production more than ten modifications of this semi-tracked armored car were created. The larger of the pair (the Sd.Kfz. SdKfz 251/2 Nationality: Germany Vehicle - Halftrack Indirect Fire - If friendly Spotter is within eight hexes of an enemy Soldier and has line of sight to it, this units attack against that Soldier ignores line of sight. The Sd.Kfz.11 was designed in 1938 by Hanomag and was the prime mover for the 105 mm (4.13 in) LeFH howitzer and 37 mm (1.46 in) Flak 43, and 9000 uni… (Showcased structural values pertain to the. 11 vehicle. 7/12/2016 Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Description. It carried a GrW34 8cm (3.15in) mortar with 66 rounds. The road wheels on the real vehicle do not stick out further, the difference is taken up by shorter axles. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Work on the new armored personnel carrier was completed already during the war (in 1940), and in 1941 Sd.Kfz.250 began to enter the army. Unassembled, unpainted plastic kit. This was developed by the Australian Army, which had already modified some Universal Carriers to mount 2-pdr anti-tank guns, and using this as a starting point they fitted a 3in mortar to the vehicle. 251/2 (2 cm mortar carriers) – how many of them would I ever need? It was supported by a version termed munitionsfahrzeug (ammunition vehicle), which was operated by four men and carried sixty-six rounds of ammunition to resupply the mortar carrier. The Sd.Kfz. 251's and parent Sd.Kfz. 1/87 scale.. The Destruction of Army Group Center, 1944. The tubes were pre-loaded and could be fired simultaneously to produce an instant bombardment. Eventually these left over vehicles wore out and a replacement A 1932 directive set about to provide German infantry with a versatile vehicle able to keep pace with the mobile Panzer tank units while fulfilling other roles in the process. SdKfz 251/2 - 8cm Gr.W-wagen (mortar carrier) SdKfz 251/3 - wireless vehicle SdKfz 251/4 - ammunition carrier for le.I.G. Unlike the French vehicles which they converted to other uses, the Italian vehicles were used in their primary roles. One can only conclude that with SPGs such as the Sexton, with its 25-pdr field gun, and the M7 ‘Priest’, with its 105mm gun, Hobart did not feel it necessary to build a design around the British 3in mortar. SdKfz 251/2 – 80mm Mortar Carrier SdKfz 251/3 – Communication Carrier SdKfz 251/4 – Infantry Tractor for towing guns SdKfz 251/6 – Command version SdKfz 251/7 – Another version of the Assault Engineering vehicle SdKfz 251/9 – with 75mm L/24 gun SdKfz 251… German WWII Medium Half Track Sd.Kfz.251/2 Ausf.C Mortar Carrier. The half-track was one of the several solutions given to the problem of low off-road capabilities of trucks and associated “special purpose vehicles” (Sonderkraftfahrzeug). The total weight was about 8,500 kg. 81 mm Mortar carrier. SDKFZ.251/2D 8CM MORTAR CARRIER  1/56 SCALE FOR 28mm WARGAMING - DE012 BRAND NEW REQUIRES SOME ASSEMBLY AND PAINTING, INFANTRY NOT INCLUDED SENT FIRST CLASS WITHIN 24 HOURS OF YOUR ORDER! 251/8 (medium armored halftrack ambulance) This item is an unassembled and unpainted plastic kit.Instructions included. One of offered for sale by Mortar Investments a. Enhanced Range 16 - This units long range is 5-16 hexes. The Soviet Red Army did not develop a selfpropelled mortar system either and relied on self-propelled guns and vehicles which towed the heavy calibre mortars on wheeled carriages. French tanks such as the AMR35 had their turrets removed and the chassis converted to other roles such as self-propelled guns and mortar carriers. In other systems, as section (half-platoon) of PzG heavy platoon in formations of two. ( Log Out /  The 251/16 "Flammpanzerwagen" appeared with twin flame projectors of 14mm caliber and … The other half-track vehicle developed into a mortar carrier was the SdKfz 250, which was built by the company of Bussing-NAG, which developed the armoured body, and several other manufacturers including Weg-mann and Deutsche Werke. This vehicle was a familiar sight, widely associated with the German infantry during all of World War Two. By late 1944, around 16,000 vehicles had been built to serve in no fewer than twenty-three different roles. It carried a GrW34 8cm (3.15in) mortar with 66 rounds. The SdKfz 251 also had a length of about 5.79 metres and it had an operational range of around 300 kilometers. It was also powered by a 100 hp Maybach HL gasoline 42 engine and it could move at speeds of about 53.1 km/h. These were developed in the build-up for the invasion of Europe to support the landings. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 250 being the lighter one, designed and built by Demag) of the fully armored wartime half-tracks of the Wehrmacht, the Sd.Kfz. In addition, the standard mounting of at least one MG 34 or MG 42 machine gun allowed the vehicle to provide su… SdKfz 251/2 Mortar Carrier The SdKfz 251 was developed into a range of different purposes, from ambulance duties to anti-tank roles. Some feasibility experiments were conducted to examine the viability of producing such a variant, but ultimately the research did not lead to the introduction of a vehicle-mounted mortar in the same way as used by the American and German armies. After 1943, when Italy capitulated to the Allies, the German Army seized many armoured vehicles and took these into service. The armour thickness was from 8mm minimum to 15mm maximum. In terms of range, this configuration was comparable to the standard infantry mortar and fired the same bombs. The SdKfz 251/2 was the standard motorized mortar version, used by the infantry. A total of forty-two rounds of ammunition were carried on the vehicle ready to use and the mortar could be dismounted to be used to provide fire support in prepared positions. The Italian Army did not develop a selfpropelled mortar system and relied on artillery and the mortars used by the infantry units. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The vehicle was modified to its new role by mounting two rows of eight barrels of 81mm captured French Army mortars stacked on a mounting to the rear of the vehicle. 3D model SD KFZ 251 1 - Ausf B - Walking Stuka - 11PD , available in OBJ, 3DS, FBX, C4D, LWO, LW, LWS, MTL, ready for 3D animation and other 3D projects The SdKfz 250/7 was a standard mortar carrier (Gerält 897), equipped with the 8cm (3.15in) GrW34 mortar, fixed internally and given to the 4th platoon of each Leichter Panzer Aufklärungs Kompanie (Light Armoured Reconnaissance Company) with 42 rounds in store on the vehicle. The vehicle had an operational range of over 180 miles on roads and it could negotiate vertical obstacles up to 15in, ford water obstacles shallower than 27in and scale gradients of 40 degrees. The SDKFZ 251 Half-track | Bruce Culver | download | Z-Library. | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com. During the 1920s, he developed an interest in tank designs and armoured warfare tactics. A 251 series medium armored half track, type C with an 81mm mortar. Captured armoured vehicles were dispatched to various theatres of operations, including Finland and Norway. The mortar had a full 360-degree traverse capability if required, which meant the vehicle did not have to manoeuvre to alter the range of traverse beyond the angles which could be achieved in the bipod mounting. Hobart initially joined his local Home Guard unit, but in 1941 he was re-instated and given the job of training the 11th Armoured Division. Astounding OT-810 halftrack for sale by MORTAR. 81 mm Mortar carrier. One of the most unusual conversions to serve as a mortar carrier was based on the French SOMUA MCL half-track personnel carrier, which became known as the Mittlerer Schutsenpanzerwagen S307(f), work on which began in 1943. The front wheels were not ‘driven’, being used for steering purposes only. The production was taken over by the Czechoslovakian communist regime. A heavier version was produced, also based on the SOMUA MCL, which mounted twenty barrels of 81mm Brandt mortars in a similar array, and this was known as the Schwerer Reihenwerfer auf SPW SOMUA S303(f). Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for SDKFZ.251/2D 8CM MORTAR CARRIER - 1/56 - JTFM ENTERPRISES - DIE WAFFENKAMMER I at the … All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Most, but not all, versions of the SdKfz 250 were open-topped, which was perfect to allow fire support weapons such as the GrW34 8cm mortar to be mounted and create a variant known as the SdKfz 201/7 or Great 897 (Equipment 897). In fact, the SdKfz 250, originally referred to as Leichte Gepanzerte Kraftwagen, did not enter service with the German Army properly until 1940, by which time it was known as the Leichte Schutzenpanzerwagen (light infantry armoured vehicle). For some reason self-propelled mortars were not developed. One of the earliest variants to be produced was the Sdkfz 251/2, which was the mortar-carrying version, weighing 8.64 tons and equipped to carry the 8cm GrW34 mortar. Among the more notable SdKfz 251 models were the 251/1 basic infantry carrier, the 251/2 mortar carrier, 251/5 assault engineer carrier and the 251/6 commander's vehicle. These vehicles served in France, but, again, it is not known conclusively if they were deployed in action against the Allies after June 1944. It began simply as an armored version of the Sd.Kfz.11 half-tracked artillery tractor. It seems strange that the British Army should not pursue the development of a self-propelled mortar vehicle, especially when it developed a range of specialist vehicles for other roles to clear minefields and close support tanks armed with large calibre guns. 251/2 - Schützenpanzerwagen (Granatwerfer). 251/2 (mortar carrier) Allemagne SdKfz 251 :Maquetland.com:: Le monde de la maquette Germany SdKfz 251 (French Version): Maquetland.com :: The world of the model Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The SdKfz would become one of the more important German vehicles of the war, appearing virtually wherever a German infantry presence was spotted. A supply of ready-to-use ammunition was carried on the vehicle and resupply vehicles would have brought forward replenishment stocks. Standalone Mortar Team included! Trident 90091. 251/4 Schützenpanzerwagen für Munition und Zubehör des leIG18 - artillery tractor; Sd.Kfz. It carried sixty-six rounds of ammunition ready to use and was supported in turn by the SdKfz 251/4 version, which could carry resupplies of ammunition or even tow the heavy GrW42 12cm mortar. Carried 66 rounds for the GrW34. The main armament consisted of either two MG 34s or MG 42s. 1 x Maybach HL 42 TRKM inline 6-cylinder water-cooled engine developing 100 horsepower. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. Please see our other listings for more Games Workshop, Wargaming Rules, Miniatures and Accessories! 251/2 are used only in PzG independent motorized mortar platoon in formations of four. What Hobart developed included bridge-laying vehicles, flails to breech minefields and flame throwers. ( Log Out /  The mortar is fired from the 251/2 with no additional penalties. Trident 90399. Pingback: Self-Propelled Mortar Carriers II – faujibratsden. Commonly referred to as Hanomag, a company known for producing steam locomotive and automobiles, the Sdkfz 251 was one of the most common German armoured troop carriers in World War II.. British and Commonwealth forces did not show much interest in developing a self-propelled mortar version based on an armoured vehicle design. Depending on the role, each version had a different length of service life, but if they were capable of continuing to operate they remained in use. This is the 1/72 Scale Sd.Kfz.251/2 Ausf.C w/GrW34 Mortar Carrier Plastic Model Kit by Dragon. He served with distinction and developed other systems until his capture in December 1944. In May 1940, the French Army had about 200 AMR35 tanks in service, mostly armed with a 37mm gun in a fully traversing turret, but there were also other variants. The Suomen Ilmavoimat (Finnish Air Force). A base plate was also stored so that the mortar could be offloaded and used. Download books for free. 251/3 (with radio gear) Sd.Kfz. The conversion gave it a larger profile than the original design but the engine and all other automotive parts and road wheel layout remained unchanged. The SdKfz 251/2 was the standard motorized mortar version, used by the infantry. This version was armed with two machine guns, such as the MG42, for which some 2,000 rounds of ammunition were carried. SdKfz 251/2 Nationality: Germany Vehicle - Halftrack High Gear 2 - If this unit makes its entire move along a road, it gets +2 speed. He retired in 1940 under duress, following a conflict of opinions concerning his designs for armoured vehicles and their role. (Showcased powerplant information pertains to the, (Showcased performance values pertain to the, 1 OR 2 x 7.92mm MG34 OR MG42 machine gun(s), (Showcased armament details pertain to the. For protection, armor thickness was about … Will be renovated and modified to like Sd. Records show that around 200 such vehicles were converted to this role and used only in France, where they could be deployed in response to threats. It had a crew of two and could carry about ten extra soldiers. 251/2 (mortar carrier) Sd.Kfz. In the end it was never taken into service with the Australian Army, but around 400 examples are understood to have been produced and these were sent as part of the military aid to support the Nationalist Chinese Forces of Chiang Kai Shek in the fighting against the Japanese. The basic version SdKfz 250 was almost 15ft in length, 6.4ft in width, but the height varied according to the role in which it was serving and the armament carried. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com. Carried 66 rounds for the GrW34. 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