SdKfz 251/1 ausf. C


The Sd.Kfz. 251 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251) half-track was an armored fighting vehicle designed and first built by the Hanomag company during World War II, and based on their earlier, unarmored Sd.Kfz. 11 vehicle. The larger of the pair (the Sd.Kfz. 250 being the lighter one, designed and built by Demag) of the fully armored wartime half-tracks of the Wehrmacht, the Sd.Kfz. 251 was designed to transport the panzergrenadiers of the German mechanized infantry corps into battle. Sd.Kfz. 251s were the most widely produced German half-tracks of the war, with at least 15,252 vehicles and variants produced by various manufacturers, and were commonly referred to simply as “Hanomags” by both German and Allied soldiers. – Wikipedia Summery
Production history
Designer: Hanomag
Manufacturer:  Hanomag, Adlerwerke, Horch, Škoda, Borgward
Number built: Approx. 15,252

Weight: 7.81 tonnes (8.61 short tons)
Length: 5.80 m (19 ft)
Width: 2.10 m (6 ft 10 in)
Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Crew: 2 + 10 passengers
Armor: 6-14.5 mm (0.24-0.57 in)

Main armament: MG 34 or MG 42
Secondary armament: MG 34 or MG 42
Engine: one Maybach HL 42 6-cylinder petrol engine
100 PS (99 hp, 74 kW)
Power/weight: 12.8 hp/tonne
Suspension: Half track
Operational range: 300 km (186 mi)
Speed: 52.5 km/h (32.5 mph)


Unlike the Panzer III, we did not build the halftrack, but we did build the muffler and rebuilt the nose. Click below to see the build photos: