Sd.Kfz.251/10 Low Shield Modification

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The Sd.Kfz.251/10 was available with different base chassis from Ausf. B-D. In game the Chassis is a Ausf. D the final version, however it currently has its small but high early gunshield which was only used on the earlier chassis, while the D came (allmost exclusively, only field mods/rebuilds with the older and field shield) with a new 2 layer low height wider protection shield. In game this should be available in form of a modification for it.

It is constructed of 2x 5mm plates spaced by 25mm air and would offer more protection than the current normal 5 mm shield.

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Here a Ausf. B
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And here Ausf. C also with a low shield:
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A Unique Ausf. B with a cut down tall shield and more frontal armor.
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Compared to the Ausf. D
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The vehicle is allready in game, but here some info about it, if you havent really noticed it nor have it yourself, but maybe after this implementation.

History of the Sd.Kfz.251:
The AHA IN6 (Inspectorate of Motorized Troops) requested a 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 a bigger version to the then also in development Sd.Kfz.250, its smaller brother.
It was an development of the Sd.Kfz.11, 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.11 were around 12.000 produced until 1945 and additional 15.252 of the armored version Sd.Kfz.251. The armored body was designed and produced by Büssig-NAG abd called Mittlerer gepanzerter Mannschafts Transportwagen (medium armored troop transporter) with the number Sd.Kfz.251.

The /10 was a command and support vehicle armed with the 3,7 cm Pak L/45 and an AA Mg 34/42 at the back.

The Gun:
3,7 cm Pak L/45 and Mg 34/42 in AA mount.
216 / 2010 Rounds of ammo. -10° to + 20° Elevation, +/- 15° Traverse

Pzgr. Aphe 0,685 kg 13g Pent 745 m/s 47mm/10m

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Pzgr. 40 APCR 0,368 kg 16x58 mm 150 g Core 1020 m/s 86mm/10m

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Sprgr. 40 He 0,665 kg 45 g Pent ( 76,5g TnTa) 780 m/s

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The Vehicle:

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 14.5 mm (20°) Engine compartment
14.5 mm (29°) Driver cabin
8 mm (42°) Lower glacis 8 mm (41°) Top - Engine
8 mm (35°) Top - Crew compartment
8 mm (19°) Bottom - Engine
8 mm (34°) Bottom - Crew compartment
8 mm + 8 mm (34°) Storage bins
8 mm Bottom - Undercarriage 8 mm (30°)
5.5 mm (41°) Lower glacis 8 mm (9°) Engine compartment
5.5 mm Driver compartment
5mm Gunshield

Speed: 53 km/h
Weight: 8 ton
Engine: 100 Ps/2800 Rpm

Source:
Bundesarchiv
Private Gallery
Picture Auction (Ebay)
Sd.Kfz.251/10 Ausf. D Manual
Sd.Kfz.251 Manual
Spielberger Halbkettenfahrzeuge 1989
Waffen des zweiten Weltkrieges: eine Enzyklopädie

I think this is already in game. Wasn’t it a reward for the Wargame strategist event? Sd.Kfz.251/10 - War Thunder Wiki

Yes, it is allready in game, but if you read it again, this suggestion is about IT having the proper LOW Shield, instead of the normal Pak shield, it never had. And yes it was allready reported, but they didnt care, so i went this way with a suggestion.

Oh ok, well have fun with that

https://youtube.com/shorts/uPukGzfjyQg?si=w42xnKJW30PgDHa9