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SdKfz 251/9

Photograph of a destroyed German SdKfz 251/9 halftrack in France in August 1944 showing the gun mount and vehicle interior. The SdKfz 251/9 mounted the short 7.5cm KwK37 (L/24) to provide a support weapon with antitank capability to panzergrenadier units. The nickname for the SdKfz 251/9 was “Stummel” (Stump).

SdKfz 251/9: Destroyed German SdKfz 251/9 Halftrack

Destroyed German SdKfz 251/9 Halftrack (U.S. Air Force Photo)

SdKfz 251/9 Characteristics:

Weight 8.5 tons
Height 2.1m
Crew 3
Armament 7.5cm KwK37 L/24
Ammunition 52 rounds
Traverse 12° left/right
Elevation -10° to +12°
Secondary Armament   2 7.92mm MG34 or MG42
Designation SdKfz 251/9 mittlerer Schützenpanzerwagen 7.5cm, Gerät 909
Nickname Stummel (Stump)

 

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