SdKfz 253

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SdKfz 253
Sd.Kfz. 253 01.png
Type half-track forward observer vehicle
Place of origin Nazi Germany
Production history
Manufacturer Demag/Wegman
Number built 285

SdKfz 253 leichter Gepanzerter Beobachtungskraftwagen was a German light observation vehicle that was used by artillery forward observers to accompany tank and mechanized infantry units. The vehicle belonged to the SdKfz 250 family.

The appearance was similar to the SdKfz 250, but the SdKfz 253 variant was fully enclosed. Demag/Wegman manufactured 285 vehicles between 1940-1941.