Sd.Kfz.251 mit 12,7 mm Mg 268 (r)

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I would like to suggest this unique Sd.Kfz.251 armed with a 12,7 mm Mg 268 (r) a captured Dishk HMG.
This would give next to the C/38 armed version a vehicle to the game as closest as the normal one, however armed with a HMG to also fight enemy ground as well as low flying Air targets. Instead of just an 7,92 mm MG 42

The history is of this vehicle is unknown, however, the german army used a lot of captured equipment and tanks to fill their own holes, while the Universal Mg 34 and Mg 42 also took the role of the HMG in heavy mounts on such vehicles, this crew wanted a High caliber MG and got their hands on a russian one which they mounted on their Sd.Kfz.251

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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 Gun:
12,7 mm Mg 268 (r) (Allready in game)
Free moving traverse and traverse speed, 600 rpm from 50 round boxes, unknown ammo storage.

Ammo:(Click to show)

In game:

German Datasheet:

AP: S.m.K. 725/1 (r)

Screenshot 2024-02-24 132143

Ap-I: S.m.K Br 725/26 (r)

Screenshot 2024-02-24 132219

ApI-T: S.m.K. L'Spur Br 727/26 (r)

Screenshot 2024-02-24 132231

He-I: Spr. Br 726/16 (r)

Screenshot 2024-02-24 132249

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

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

Source:
D 50/8a Kennblätter fremden Geräts Munition bis 3,6 cm
Sd.Kfz.251 Manual
Spielberger Halbkettenfahrzeuge 1989
Waffen des zweiten Weltkrieges: eine Enzyklopädie

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