SD.KFZ. 250/1 (ALTE)

SD.KFZ. 250/1 (ALTE)
Image: Sd.Kfz. 250/1
YearJune 1941
Vehicle TypeLight Armoured Half-Track
Origin & DesignerGermany/ Büssing-NAG, Weserhütte, Wurmag, Wegmann, Deutsche Werke & Ritscher
Numbers Produced4.250 (All Variants)
Crew2 + 4 Troops
Main Armament1 x 7.92mm MG34 (Pivot)
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-11° to +20°
Turret Traverse[@turret_traverse]
Gun Traverse60°
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun Sight[@gun_sight]
Secondary Armament1 x 7.92mm MG34 (Pedestal)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried2.100 x 7.92mm
Combat Weight5.700 kg
Ground Clearance0.28m
Fording Depth0.70m
Trench Crossing1.49m
Obstacle Clearance0.69m
Climbing Ability24°
RadioFuG Spr. Ger. F
ArmourLower Hull Front: 14.5mm
Lower Hull Sides: 8mm
Lower Hull Rear: 8mm
Lower Hull Top: 6mm
Lower Hull Bottom: 6mm
Gun Shield: 4mm
Upper Hull Front: 15.5mm
Upper Hull Sides: 8mm
Upper Hull Rear: 8mm
Upper Hull Top: Open
EngineMaybach HL42TRKM (Petrol)
Transmission7 Forward & 3 Reverse
Maximum Road Range320 km
Maximum Cross Country Range200 km
Maximum Water Range[@maximum_water_range]
Maximum Road Speed60 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed15 kph
Maximum Water Speed[@maximum_water_speed]
VariantsSd.Kfz. 250/1: Leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen (Infantry)
Sd.Kfz. 250/2: Leichter Fernschprechpanzerwagen (Cable Layer)
Sd.Kfz. 250/3: Funkpanzerwagen (Radio)
Sd.Kfz. 250/4: leichter Beobachtungspanzerwagen (Observation)
Sd.Kfz. 250/5: leichter Aufkarungspanzerwagen (Observation)
Sd.Kfz. 250/6: Leichter Munitionspanzerwagen (75mm Ammunition)
Sd.Kfz. 250/7: Leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen (80mm Mortar)
Sd.Kfz. 250/8: Leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen (75mm L/24 KwK 37)
Sd.Kfz. 250/9: Leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen (20mm L/65 KwK 38)
Sd.Kfz. 250/10: Leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen (37mm L/45 PaK 36)
Sd.Kfz. 250/11: Leichter Schutzenpanzerwagen (28mm L/45 sPzB 41)
Sd.Kfz. 250/12: Leichter Messtrupppanzerwagen (Artillery Survey/Range Spotter)
NotesThe Sd.Kfz 250/1 was light armoured halftrack designed to carry a four man infantry squad plus a two man crew. They were mainly issued to armoured reconnaissance battalions of either Panzer or Panzer Grenadier divisions. They were also converted for use in a number of roles and saw action on every front.