Sd.Kfz.10/4 Gepanzert

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While i allready suggested some Sd.Kfz.10 and the armored Chassis Sd.Kfz.250, i would now like to suggest the Sd.Kfz.10/4 Gepanzert, which is one of the first Halftrack AA vehicles the german army made, it would add a sidegrade to the Sd.Kfz.10/5 Gepanzert which could be foldered and would be better for beginners, because they would be mostly similar, except some minor details and mainly less Depression of -12 to -10° instead of -20° and a lower fire rate, which would be helpfull for beginners, as you dont empty your magazin as fast, giving more fire time and more time to account for better lead.
Overall the Flak 30 isnt even in game yet, with the closes the Chinese Sd.Kfz.222 with a KwK 30 and 20 round mag.

It would add more of the widely liked Halftrack gameplay and broaden the vehicleusage of the german army in game and give another versetale fast vehicle to the german TT.

Of the Sd.Kfz.10 the /4 and /5 were pretty much identical, while the /4 used the 2 cm Flak 30 L/65 and the /5 the 2 cm Flak 38 L/65. These came both as is and with Behilfspanzerung for the cooling grill and driver, sometimes even more.

The Sd.Kfz. 10 was designed and had its first prototype build in 1934 and after further development the first production of the D6 started in 1937 and in 1938 the D7 which was the pretty much final and main production model, of which around 17.500 were build till the end of production 1944. The Sd.Kfz. 10 was also used as the basis for the armored version Sd.Kfz. 250.

it was build by Büssig-NAG, Österreichische Saurer Werke, Mühlenbau und Industrie AG, Maschinenfabrik Niedersachsen Hannover, Adlerwerke and MWC Mechanische Werke Cottbus GmbH.

It was well liked for its low rolling resistance of only 5% higher than a 4 wheel vehicle of same size with a top speed of 75 km/h (Drivers were told to stay at 65 duo to wear) powered by the (in the final version from 1940 100 Ps HL 42 TRKM engine).
It was equipped with a at the time quite modern semiautomatic 7/3 Gear Maybach-Variorex Preselecter Transmission with easy use and great reliability.
It was used the whole war and used on all fronts as well as sold to Sweden and used by Romania.

Its mane use was as the 1t gun traktor as well as small troop transport and duo its availability and need often with guns mounted on top of it such as 2 cm Flak 30 (as 10/4), 2 cm Flak 38 (10/5) and as field mods with armor and often a 3,7 cm gun or 5 cm gun.

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The Gun:
2 cm Flak 30 L/65
280 rpm -12/-10° to + 90° elevation, 360° Traverse
320 rounds storage, optionally also a Ammo trailer with additional 640 rounds.

Ammo available would be a wide array of very similar rounds with different thrength.
Overall there is self destruction ammo for use against air and ground and non self destruction for only against ground.
ApI-T and Aphe-T (Sd.) against soft and hard targets on ground and air.
While the Pzgr. 40 Apcr is only against armored targets, the prevoius Ap ammo couldnt penetrate.

And a wide array of Hef and Hefi rounds with tracer and without, with self destruct and without exist, for both against ground targets and air targets, with Tracer variants 6,2g Pent to none tracer of 11g Pent filler.

With generally Ap ammo 830m/s (Pzgr. 40 1050m/s) and He ammo with 900m/s.

For more info on the ammo and other guns, feel free to take a look at my informatic post about German WW2 Tank, Anti tank and other guns of 7,92mm to 60 cm.

The Vehicle:
Armor: 8-14,5 mm at around +30° angle.
Empty weight: 3,4 t
Usage weight: 1,5 t
Max weight: 4,9 t
Lenght/width/height: 4,75 m / 1,93 m / 1,62 m (not the gun included)
Track width; 240 mm
Track length: 6,56 m
Track length on the ground: 1,36 m
Ground clearance: 32,5 cm
Trenching length: 1,5 m
Can drive over 0,4 m obsitcals
Turning cicle: 9 m
Engine: 100 Ps HL 42 TRKM at 2800 rpm
Top speed: 75 km/h (Tests showed up to 75 km/h, but with increased wear, drivers were told to stay at 65 km/h)

Source:
Die Halbkettenfahrzeuge des deutschen Heeres 1909-1945
Zugkraftwagen der Wehrmacht
Munition der 2 cm Waffen

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