Sd.Kfz.7/1 mit Behilfspanzerung (2 cm Flakvierling 38 L/65)

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I would like to suggest the Sd.Kfz.7/1 armored version (Behilfspanzerung) and armed with a 2 cm Flakvierling 38 L/65.

The Sd.Kfz.7 was the standart 8 ton half track vehicle used by the Wehrmacht in WW2 as troop and artillery tractor. It was developed befor WW2 to be the main arty tractor of the 8,8 cm Flak and 15 cm s.F.H 18. The contract was given to Heinrich Ernst Kniepkamp in 1926 and was part of a group of testing between german, american and english tractors over a period of 3 year with it winning the contract and only 30% more fuel consumtion over normal Trucks. After further development full production started in 1934.

It was also the slightly bigger version to the Sd.Kfz.6 and also was put into the same roll of mobile AA/AT Guns with the /1 armed with the 2 cm Flakvierling 38 L/65 and the /2 also armed with the 3,7 cm Flak 36 L/57 (or 3,7 cm Flak 43 L/57) to provide support and protection against lighter tanks, other targets and aircrafts. Cince they were normal Halftracks at the beginning, similar to the Sd.Kfz.10 armed with a 2 cm Flak, they didnt offer much protection beyond the gunshield, as such they were further improved with Behilfspanzerung, which replaced the cabin. The same design can also be found on the DB L 4500 A and on the 8t Flakbus.

In Game it would add a bigger more mobile version (along with the /2) to the Sd.Kfz.6/2, which is both armored (8-14,5mm armor) and more mobile. It would flesh out the german AA tree as well as show the need of the german army to mobilise as much AA as possible in the dual AA/AT rolle as Flakpanzers alone dont cut it and slowly the air domination was lost.

Pictures:(Click to show)


The Vehicle:
Produced from 1938-1945 with over 12.000 build
Weight: 11,55 t
Length / Width / Height: 6,85 m / 2,40 m / 2,62 m
Engine: Hl 62 TUK 140 Ps / 2600 RPM
Top speed: 50 km/h
Crew: 6
Armor: 8-14,5mm (like the Flakbus in game)

The Gun:
2 cm Flakvierling 38 L/65 (basically 4x Flak 38, controlled via 2x Pedals (top right, bottom left and the other way around) Fire rate 480 rpm (per gun) -10° to + 90° elevation, 360° traverse at 60°/sec

Ammo: (Click to show)

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

(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)

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


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))

Screenshot 2023-09-06 122928

Sd.Kfz.7 Manual
Munition der 2 cm Flak

Inhaltswerte über Kraftfahrzeuge und Gerät

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+1 This is totally a Wirbelwind at home

No, i suppose that would be this one.

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Is that a ship AA mount?

No, a 2 cm Flakvierling 38 with a field shop build shield.

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