|Manufacturer||Hannoversche Maschinenbau AG|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseThe SdKfz 251 half-track vehicles, initially built by Hannoversche Maschinenbau AG or Hanomag for short, were built specifically to quickly transport a squad of infantrymen to the front lines with adequate armor protection from small arms fire. The first examples were assigned to the 1st Panzer Division in 1939, and later examples were similarly assigned to armor units for the purpose of helping troops stay right behind the fast moving tanks. Over the design's production life, at least 15,252 vehicles were built. A number of them were converted to specialized vehicles for communications, engineering, and self-propelled guns.
Last Major Revision: Oct 2009
|Machinery||One Maybach HL 42 6-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 100hp|
|Armament||1x7.92mm MG34 or MG42 machine gun, space for 10 passengers|
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