Sd.Kfz.251 mit 2 cm C/38 L/65

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I would like to suggest the Sd.Kfz.251 armed with the 2 cm C/38 L/65 which is a naval version with different mounting and shoulder stock of the Flak 38. In game it would offer more
of the well liked but still few half track action and would act as
a support roll. It would be a low profile sniper and close range fighter as well as with some AA capacity.
In game it would offer a closest usable version to the normal one, armed with more than just an Mg.

The History of the exact vehicle is unknown, however from the kind of pictures (2) taken it is visible that it is more than a mere field mod and a tryed modification possibly for main production to increase the firepower of the standart Sd.Kfz.251 for cheap beyond the standart Mg 42, similar to the american M3 halftrack armed with a Cal. 50.

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.

Pictures: (Click to show)

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The Gun:
2 cm C/38 L/65 (Naval version of Flak 38, with Shoulder Stock) 20 round mags, 480 rpm, shoulder stabilized and Mg 42 AA mount at the back. Unknown ammo capacity, but on the first picture a big ammo box can be seen behind the gunner. Sadly no shield. Elevation and Traverse as far as you can move.

Ammo: (Click to show)

Pzgr. L`Spur. o.Zerl. (ApI-T) 0,148kg 830m/s 0g 40mm/10m

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Pzgr. L'Spur zerl. (Aphe-T Sd) 0,148 kg 830m/s 2,4g Pent 37mm/10m

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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

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



(This last picture is an adaption for the Mg151/20 and uses a different shorter tracer, which results in it beeing also a bit lighter)
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Sprgr. L`Spur. o.Zerl. (Hefi-T) 0,120kg 900m/s 6,2g Pent (10,54g) 5mm/10m

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Brsprgr. o.L'Spur. o.Zerl. (He-I) 0,120kg 900m/s 20g H.5 and Zink (7g H.5 13g Zink (calculated by Killakiwi))

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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

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

Source:
Sd.Kfz.251 Manual
Spielberger Halbkettenfahrzeuge 1989
Waffen des zweiten Weltkrieges: eine Enzyklopädie

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