Leichte Gepanzerte Beobachtungskraftwagen Sd.Kfz.253


leichte Gepanzerte Beobachtungskraftwagen Sd.Kfz.253
leichte Gepanzerte Beobachtungskraftwagen Sd.Kfz.253

This light armored observation post was based on Sd.Kfz.10 and later on Sd.Kfz.250. 285 were produced by Demag and Wegmann from March 1940 to June 1941. First 25 were produced from March to June of 1940 and saw service with Sturmartillerie Batterien (Assault Gun / Stug Batteries) in France in 1940. Later on Sd.Kfz.253 saw service with assault artillery batteries on the Eastern Front.

Specifications

Weight: 5700kg
Crew: 4 men
Engine: Maybach HL42TRKM / 6-cylinder / 100hp
Speed: Road: 65km/h
Cross-Country: –km/h
Range: Road: 320km
Cross-Country: —km
Fuel Capacity: — litres
Lenght: 4.70m
Width: 1.95m
Height: 1.80m
Armament: 7.92mm MG34
Ammo: 7.92mm – 2010 rounds
Armor: 8-18mm

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