SdKfz 250/251 Expansion Set - SdKfz 251/22 Ausf D

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$16.00 
SKU: 280041
Availability: 4 in stock

The¾SdKfz 251/22¾(based on the SdKfz 251/1), simply known as the –Pakwagen” was one of the best AT support vehicles, fitted with a high velocity PaK 40 L/46 or L/48. ¾These were heavily used as the operations turned into defensive actions, from Italy to Normandy and the Eastern front. ¾The range of the gun allowed the vehicle to be relatively safe from well camouflaged and pre-arranged positions. ¾However, the chassis was never designed to cope with the extra weight nor the blast shock and recoil, which triggered many mechanical breakdowns and excessive structural fatigue. ¾Nevertheless, in Dec 44, Hitler gave this version top priority. ¾The mount comprised two H shaped beams welded to the floor, on the middle of the rear compartment. ¾The shield was modified with trimmed angles, and the platform was made of flat triangular plates holding in place the original gun cradle. ¾The driver sat on the left, aiming with the standard PaK 40 optics. ¾Traverse was 18ç and 19ç and elevation ranged from -3ç to +22ç. ¾22 rounds (HE and AP) were stored. ¾Usually the crews carried extra rounds in loose containers, stored wherever possible. ¾Production figures are elusive, perhaps¾1,200¾vehicles using Ausf D chassis.
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EXPANSION KIT ONLY - Requires SdKfz 251/1 Ausf D (280018) to complete full model.
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- Add-on product for our SdKfz 251/1 Ausf D (280018)
- Fully detailed interior & PaK40 AT gun
- Gun in locked or firing position
- Include two figures - loader and officer