Sd.Kfz. 253

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Sd.Kfz. 253
Sd.Kfz. 253 01.png
TypeArmored Car
Place of originNazi Germany
Production history
ManufacturerDemag/Wegmann
ProducedMarch 1940
No. built285
Specifications
Length4.70 metres (15 ft 5 in)
Width1.95 metres (6 ft 5 in)
Height1.80 metres (5 ft 11 in)
Crew4

Armor8-18mm
Main
armament
7.92 MG34
Engine6-cylinder Maybach HL42TRKM
100hp
Payload capacity2010 rounds
Speed65 km/h

Sd.Kfz. 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 Sd.Kfz. 250 family. The appearance was similar to the Sd.Kfz. 250, but the Sd.Kfz. 253 variant was fully enclosed. Demag/Wegman manufactured 285 vehicles between 1940-1941.[1]

Sd.Kfz..253 crossing a bridge in the Balkans

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leichte Gepanzerte Beobachtungskraftwagen Sd.Kfz.253". www.achtungpanzer.com. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
  1. "Leichte Gepanzerte Beobachtungskraftwagen Sd.Kfz.253" www.achtungpanzer.com. Retrieved 2016-10-12.