AFV Club 1/35 SdKfz 251/3 Ausf C Mittlere FunkPzWg Halftrack
Sd.Kfz 251 was a German, medium, half-track armored transport from the Second World War. The first prototypes of the vehicle were built in 1935, and serial production continued in 1939-1945, ending with the production of about 14,500 units. The Sd.Kfz 251 was powered by a Maybach HL 42 TURKM six-cylinder engine with 100 hp .
Sd.Kfz 251 was developed as a new, basic half-tracked transporter of the German armed forces. Its design was based on the heavy Sd.Kfz.11 tractor, but several elements were changed in the adapted chassis: a new fuel tank was added, the location of the steering wheel and the exhaust system was redesigned. In the course of serial production, four basic versions of the Sd.Kfz 251 (Ausf. A, B, C and D) were created, but their essence differed in details related to the production process (especially version C) and a slightly different arrangement of elements inside the hull. During World War II, more than 20 variants and versions of the Sd.Kfz 251 were created. The first chronological version was the Sd.Kfz 251/1, which was the basic version, armed with two MG34 or MG42 machine guns and capable of carrying up to 10 landing troops. In 1941, the Sd.Kfz 251/2 armed with an 80mm mortar. There was also a version of the Sd.Kfz 251/3, which was a communication and radio communication vehicle with various sets of radio stations and antennas. In 1942, the Sd.Kfz 251/9 Stummel variant was developed, armed with a 75mm StuK 37 short-barreled gun. The more interesting versions were the Sd.Kfz 251/16 with two flamethrowers or the Sd.Kfz 251/20 UHU equipped with an infrared radiation emitter and intended for targeting at night.Kfz 251/20 UHU equipped with an infrared radiation emitter and intended for targeting at night.Kfz 251/20 UHU equipped with an infrared radiation emitter and intended for targeting at night.Cars Sd.Kfz 251 all versions were used primarily in armored divisions and panzer grenadiers on virtually all fronts of World War II, from September campaign (1939), the campaign in France (1940), fighting in the Balkans and North Africa (1941-1943) after fighting on the Eastern (1941-1945) and Western (1944-1945) fronts.