Sd.Kfz.10 mit 4,5 cm Pak 184(r) und Mg 34

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I would like to suggest an Sd.Kfz. 10 with a unique field modification where the crew put a 4,5 cm Pak 184(r) in a gunshield with coaxial Mg 34 on the back of the Sd.Kfz. 10 which may or may not have additional frontal armor as seen on other vehicles.

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 65 km/h 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 main 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.

Only Picture available (to my knowlege):
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In game it would give a fast ambush vehicle, which is most likely only proof against Mg fire with an unknown range of horizontal traverse (may be only a pintle aiming to the back or a full mount with 360° traverse and (depending if the driver plate is folded down or up, only a small dead zone of the driver.
The gun is relatively powerfull (same as in game 4,5 cm 20-K gun) and an coax Mg 34.

The Gun:
4,5 cm Pak 184(r) (captured russian 4,5 cm 53-K gun) with coaxial Mg 34
Traverse: -8° to + 25° and Horizontally unknown (may be 360° or limited to the back)
unknown amount of ammo, maybe just stored on the vehicle as available and stored in the “Patronenkasten 184/1 (r)” (Ammo Container) with 5 rounds stored or the Patronenkasten 184/2 (r) with 10 rounds
Gunshield could be 14,5 mm (Standart plate rated to protect against 7,92 mm S.m.K (Ap) ammo).

Ammo:
4,5 cm Pzgr 184/3 (r) (Aphebc) (No tracer) 1,43 kg 760 m/s 29,26g TnTe 70mm/10m
4,5 cm Pzgr 184/4 (r) (Aphebc) (With tracer) 1,43 kg 760 m/s 29,26g TnTe 70mm/10m (In game Br-240)
4,5 cm Sprgr. 184/1 (r) (He) 2,14 kg 335 m/s 118g TnT 4mm/10m (In game O-240)
Other ammo may be also available (i suppose everything was used that was available) I just named game play wise interesting ones.

Picture of Ammo and Ammo box: (Click to show)

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The Vehicle:
Armor: 14,5mm at around +30° angle. (Not unified, i have even seen one with a big chunk of around 5 cm with an indirect mirror stolen from another tank)
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: 65 km/h (Tests showed up to 75 km/h, but with increased wear)
Source:
Kennblätter fremden Gerätes Heft 8b Munition über 3,7 cm D 50/8b
Die Halbkettenfahrzeuge des deutschen Heeres 1909-1945
Zugkraftwagen der Wehrmacht

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Now this is a unique vehicle! +1 for certain.