Sd.Kfz.250/9 Ausf. A

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I would like to suggest the Sd.Kfz.250/9 Ausf. A which is a version of the 250 which has the 2 cm KwK 38 L/55 in the Sockellaffette mounted in the enclosed roof, the mount can allready be found in game on the Sd.Kfz.222 in the german (and chinese) tree. This vehicle would be a side grade to the allready in game 222, with having more crew, armor (while thinner, the engine and engine compartment is in the front) and higher survivability while only beeing slightly slower with 75 km/h. Other advantages will also be a generally small but stable halftrack fireing platform.

History:
The AHA IN6 (Inspectorate of Motorized Troops) requested a small armored Half track to accompany tanks on the offensive and perform auxiliary mission in 1939. These tasks were (not limited to) Scouting, mobile HQ, command vehicle, radio vehicle, forward observer and ammo carrier. And be smaller compared to the then also in development Sd.Kfz.251, its bigger brother.
It was an development of the Sd.Kfz.10, which was made by Demag, who was allready recognized for their expertise in very small and fast half tracks, which was recently accepted into service. Of these Sd.Kfz.10 were around 12.000 produced until 1945 and additional 6.628 of the armored version Sd.Kfz.250. The armored body was designed and produced by Büssig-NAG abd called Leichter gepanzerter Mannschafts Transportwagen (light armored troop transporter) with the number Sd.Kfz.250. Build from 1939-1944.

Later in the war, a new armored hull was introduced, the Ausf. B, this was a simplefied and improved version that streamlined the armor platings to simplefy and speed up production as well as make it slightly lighter (about 200-300kg) and reduce the target area from the front, as the sides were now straight plates with the addition of 2x 8mm Armored boxes as also allready seen on the Sd.Kfz.251. These 2 versions were then known as Ausf. A and B.

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The Gun:
2 cm KwK 38 L/55 and Coax Mg 34
450 rpm 280 rounds of ammo. -7° to +85° elevation and 40°/sec traverse speed
Ammo:
Pzgr. L`Spur. o.Zerl. (ApI-T) 0,148kg 830m/s 0g 40mm/10m

Pzgr. L’Spur zerl. (Aphe-T Sd) 0,148 kg 830m/s 2,4g Pent 37mm/10m
NOTE: It does NOT have a fuze, the filler is for self destruction, in game it would also explode upon impact when shattering, like the japanese 30mm Aphe.

Pzgr. 40 L`Spur. o.Zerl. (HVAP-T) 0,100kg 1050m/s 62g core 12mm 50mm/10m

Pzsprgr. L’Spur m.Zerl. (Aphe-T Sd) 0,121 kg 900m/s 3,6g Pent 33mm/10m

Sprgr. L`Spur. o.Zerl. (Hefi-T) 0,120kg 900m/s 6,2g Pent (10,54g) 5mm/10m

The Vehicle:
Sd.Kfz.250
Length / Width / Height: 4,56 m / 1,95 m / 2,13 m
Crew: 4-5
Engine: HL 45 TRMK 100 Ps at 2800 rpm
Speed: Max speed by trails 75 km/h (drivers were told to not go faster than 65 km/h duo wear)
Weight: 5,8 ton
Armor:
Front 14,5mm angled, Angled plates, sides and back 8mm, top and bottom 5,5mm
Turret: 8mm all around

Source:
Munition der 2 cm Waffen
Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War two
Greenhill Armored Fighting Vehicles Data Book
Leichter Schützenpanzerwagen (Sd.Kfz.250) Ausf. A and B

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This looks very fun! +1

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Added new pic to suggestion.