SD.KFZ 250 (NEU)

SD.KFZ 250 (NEU)
Image: Sd.Kfz 250 (Neu)
YearJuly 1944
Vehicle TypeLight Armoured Half-Track
Origin & DesignerGermany/Weserhütte, Deutsche Werke & Wumag
Numbers Produced2.378 (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 Weight5.380 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: 10mm
Lower Hull Top: 6mm
Lower Hull Bottom: 6mm
Gun Shield: 4mm
Upper Hull Front: 14.5mm
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)
NotesBy 1943 it was found that the Sd.Kfz 250 took too long to produce and the decision was made to simplify production by designing a new body which cut down the number of armoured plates from nineteen to nine and new storage containers were added to the hull sides. The updated model was known as NUE (new) and the earlier model was called ALTE (old). Like the ALTE, the NUE model served on every major front and was issued in a similar way as the ALTE.