SdKfz 251/1 Ausf C

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SKU: 280031

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The¾SdKfz 251¾(Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251) half-track was an armoured fighting vehicle designed and first built by the Hanomag Company during World War II. ¾Used by the Wehrmacht, the SdKfz 251 was designed to transport the panzergrenadiers of the German mechanized infantry corps into battle. ¾SdKfz 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 least¾22 variants. ¾The 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. ¾In 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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The¾C model, which started production in mid-1942, featured a simplified hexagonal-shaped forward armoured plate for the engine. ¾Models A through C had rear doors that bulged out. ¾The C model had a large production run, but was quite complex to build, involving many angled plates that gave reasonable protection from small arms fire.
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This highly detailed plastic kit depicts an SdKfz 251 Ausf C version. ¾It comes with two machine gun choices; open or close rear access door, and a half open or fully closed canvas top (tarp) option.

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- Base kit for all SdKfz 251 expansion sets
- MG34 or MG42 machine gun choice
- Open or close rear access door
- Choice of canvas top in half open or fully closed position
- Simplified yet detailed chassis interior
- Driver figure included

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