SdKfz 251/1 Ausf D

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SKU: 280018

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The¾SdKfz 251¾(Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251) half-track was an armored fighting vehicle designed and first built by the Hanomag Company during World War II.¾ Used by the Wehrmacht, the Sd.Kfz. 251 was designed to transport the panzergrenadiers of the German mechanized infantry corps into battle.¾ 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.
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There were four main model modifications (Ausfôhrung A through D), which formed the basis for at least 22 variants.¾ The initial idea was for a vehicle that could be used to transport a single squad of panzergrenadiers to the battlefield protected from enemy small arms fire, and with some protection from artillery fire.¾ In addition, the standard mounting of at least one MG34 or MG42 machine gun allowed the vehicle to provide support by fire for the infantry squad once they had disembarked in battle.
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Variants were produced for specialized purposes, including with anti-aircraft guns, light howitzers, anti-tank guns and mortars or even large unguided artillery rockets.
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From early 1943, the D model was developed with the purpose of halving the number of angled body plates, simplifying the design and thus speeding up the production.¾ D models can be easily recognized by their single piece sloping rear (with flat doors).
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This highly detailed plastic kit depicts a SdKfz 251 Ausf D version.¾ It comes with two machine gun choices; and a half open or fully closed canvas top (tarp) option.
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Product Code:¾280018
Number of Parts:¾43 pieces / 2 sprues

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