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l. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 221, 222, 223): 4-Wheeled Armored Cars

l. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 221, 222, 223): 4-Wheeled Armored Cars

There are three main types of German four-wheeled armored car, the Sd. Kfz. 221, 222, and 223, of which the 222 is the most common. The main differences between the types are in weight, armament, and turret construction.

Sd. Kfz. 222—Weighs 4.7 tons and has a crew of three. Its turret of 8 mm thick plates, set at a 55° angle to the horizontal, is ten-sided and traversable through 360°. The roof is fitted with two hinged frameworks covered with wire mesh which, in a closed position, form a bird-cage cover as a protection against grenades and as a framework for camouflage.

The four wheels are independently sprung. Power is furnished by an Auto-Union, Horch V-8 gasoline engine developing 85 B.H.P. at 2,000 r.p.m. The transmission is of the crash type, providing five forward speeds and one reverse. The drive is through all wheels and steering may be either two-wheeled or four-wheeled as desired.

A 2 cm Kw.K. 30 or 38 is mounted on a central pillar, together with a coaxial 7.92 mm M.G. 34 to the left. The car has a W/T transmitter and receiver with a radius of about 4 1/2 miles.

Sd. Kfz. 221—Similar to Sd. Kfz. 222. Weighs 4 tons and has a crew of two. Its turret is a seven-sided truncated pyramid with a wire-mesh grid over the fore part only. It mounts only an M.G. 34, although a machine carbine M.P. 38 or 40 is carried as auxiliary armament. It has no wireless.

Sd. Kfz. 223—Similar to Sd. Kfz. 222. Weighs 4.3 tons and has a crew of three. It mounts the 7.92 mm M.G. 34 as main armament, and carries a machine carbine M.P. 38 or 40. It has W/T and R/T communication. A horizontal rectangular aerial is supported above the car on four uprights which can be folded downward and backward, giving the gunner a clear field of fire.

SPECIFICATIONS

Sd. Kfz. 222
Weight            4.7 tons
Length 15 ft., 9 ins.
Width 6 ft., 5 ins.
Height 6 ft., 7 ins.
Ground clearance 10 ins.
Suspension 4 single wheels, independent springing
Wheel base 9 ft., 2 ins.
Size tires 8.27 x 18
Fording depth 2 ft.
Theoretical radius of action
     Roads 175 miles
     Cross-country 125 miles
Speed
     Roads 30 m.p.h.
     Cross-country 25 m.p.h.
Armor
     Front plate 8 mm
     Sides 8 mm
Armament 2 cm Kw.K. 30 or 38
  7.92 mm M.G. 34 (coaxial)
  9 mm M.P. 38 or 40
Ammunition 2 cm 100 rds. A.P., 120 rds. H.E.
  M.G.—2000 rds.
  M.P.—350 rds.
Engine Auto-Union, V-8, 85 B.H.P.
Transmission Crash type—5 speeds forward, 1 reverse.
Steering 2-4 wheel steer
Crew 3

German: p. 41

l. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Fu.) (Sd. Kfz. 223): Light Armored Scout Car

l. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Fu.) (Sd. Kfz. 223): Light Armored Scout CarGerman nomenclature: leichter Pan­zer­späh­wa­gen (Fu.) (Sd. Kfz. 223) mit Ein­heits­fahr­ge­stell I für schwerer Pan­zer­kraft­wa­gen.

English designation: Light armored scout car with standard chassis I for heavy armored car.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         3,950 kg         8,707 lb.
Pay load 450 kg 193 lb.
Gross weight 4,400 kg 9,700 lb.
Weight: Front axle 1,650 kg 3,637 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,750 kg 6,062 lb.
Length (overall) 4,800 mm 15 ft., 9 ins.
Width (overall) 1,950 mm 6 ft., 5 ins.
Height (overall) 1,750 mm 5 ft., 9 ins.
Ground clearance 230 mm 9 ins.
Tread centers 1,610 mm 5 ft., 3 ins.
Wheelbase 2,800 mm 110 ins.
Wheel width 190 mm 7 1/2 ins.
Angle of approach   50°
Angle of departure   35°
Seating capacity
Fording depth 600 mm 23 ins.
Climbing ability   20°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)   40°
Overturn gradient (crosswise)   30°
Turning radius 14 meters (front wheel) 46 ft., 4 ins.
  8 meters (all wheels) 26 ft., 3 ins.
Trailer load
Engine horsepower 75 c-v 74 hp
Piston displacement 3,500 cu cm 210 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 110 liters 29 gal.
Highway fuel consumption   6.7 m.p.g.
Average terrain full consumption   4.3 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.62

l. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 222): Light Armored Scout Car

l. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 222): Light Armored Scout CarGerman nomenclature: leichter Pan­zer­späh­wa­gen (Sd. Kfz. 222) mit Ein­heits­fahr­gestell I für schwerer Pan­zer­kraft­wa­gen.

English designation: Light armored scout car with standard chassis I for heavy armored car.

SPECIFICATIONS
Net weight         3,750 kg         8,267 lb.
Pay load 1,050 kg 2,315 lb.
Gross weight 4,800 kg 10,582 lb.
Weight: Front axle 1,850 kg 4,078 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,950 kg 6,503 lb.
Length (overall) 4,800 mm 15 ft., 9 ins.
Width (overall) 1,950 mm 6 ft., 5 ins.
Height (overall) 2,000 mm 6 ft., 7 ins.
Ground clearance 230 mm 9 ins.
Tread centers 1,610 mm 5 ft., 3 ins.
Wheelbase 2,800 mm 110 ins.
Wheel width 190 mm 7 1/2 ins.
Angle of approach   50°
Angle of departure   35°
Seating capacity
Fording depth 600 mm 23 ins.
Climbing ability   20°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)   40°
Overturn gradient (crosswise)   30°
Turning radius 14 meters (front wheels) 46 ft., 4 ins.
  8 meters (all wheels) 26 ft., 3 ins.
Engine horsepower 75 c-v 74 hp
Piston displacement 3,500 cu cm 210 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 110 liters 29 gal.
Highway fuel consumption   6.5 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption   4 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.62

s. gl. gp. Pkw. (Sd. Kfz. 247): Heavy Cross-Country Armored Personnel Car

Pkw. Sd. Kfz. 247 Heavy Cross-Country Armored Personnel CarGerman nomenclature: schwerer ge­län­de­gän­gig ge­panzerte Personen­kraft­wa­gen (Sd. Kfz. 247) mit Einheits­fahr­gestell II für schwerer Panzer­kraft­wa­gen.

English designation: Heavy cross-coun­try armored personnel car with stan­dard chassis II for heavy armored car.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         3,700 kg         8,157 lb.
Pay load 760 kg 1,675 lb.
Gross weight 4,460 kg 9,832 lb.
Weight: Front axle 2,260 kg 4,982 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,200 kg 4,850 lb.
Length (overall) 5,000 mm 16 ft., 5 ins.
Width (overall) 2,000 mm 6 ft., 7 ins.
Height (overall) 1,800 mm 5 ft., 11 ins.
Ground clearance 230 mm 9 ins.
Tread centers 1,640 mm 5 ft., 4 ins.
  1,640 mm 5 ft., 4 ins.
Wheelbase 3,000 mm 118 ins.
Wheel width
Angle of approach   50°
Angle of departure   35°
Seating capacity   6
Fording depth 500 mm 20 ins.
Climbing ability   21°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)   40°
Overturn gradient (crosswise)   35°
Turning radius 13.50/9 meters 44 ft., 3 ins./29 ft., 6 ins.
Trailer load
Engine horsepower 75 c-v 74 hp
Piston displacement 3,500 cu cm 210 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 160 liters 42.2 gal.
Highway fuel consumption   6.7 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption   4.3 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.61

Fu. Kw. (Kfz. 14): Radio Car

Radio Car Kfz 14 German nomenclature: Funk­kraft­wagen (Kfz. 14) mit Fahr­gestell des mittleren Pan­zer­kraft­wagen (o).

English designation: Radio car with special chassis of the medium armored car.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         1,900 kg         4,188 lb.
Pay load 350 kg 772 lb.
Gross weight 2,250 kg 4,960 lb.
Weight: Front axle 900 kg 1,984 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 1,350 kg 2,975 lb.
Length (overall) 4,200 mm 13 ft., 9 ins.
Width (overall) 1,700 mm 5 ft., 7 ins.
Height (overall) 1,500 mm 4 ft., 11 ins.
Ground clearance 180 mm 7 1/8 ins.
Tread centers 1,430 mm 4 ft., 8 ins.
Wheelbase 2,840 mm 112 ins.
Wheel width 170 mm 6 3/4 ins.
Angle of approach   55°
Angle of departure   35°
Seating capacity 500 mm 20 ins.
Fording depth
Climbing ability   15°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)   50°
Overturn gradient (crosswise)   30°
Turning radius 15 meters 49 ft., 2 ins.
Trailer load
Engine horsepower 60 c-v 59.2 hp
Piston displacement 3,000 cu cm 180 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 70 liters 18.5 gal.
Highway fuel consumption   9.4 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption   6.7 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.60

l. Flkw. (Kfz. 81): Antiaircraft Unit Light Car

l. Flkw. (Kfz. 81): Antiaircraft Unit Light CarGerman nomenclature: leichter Flak­kraft­wagen (Kfz. 81) mit Ein­heits­fahr­gestell II für schwerer Pkw.

English designation: Anti­air­craft unit light car with stan­dard chassis II for heavy ar­mored car.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight        3,150 kg        6,945 lb.
Pay load 1,250 kg 2,755 lb.
Gross weight 4,400 kg 9,700 lb.
Weight: Front axle 2,100 kg 4,630 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,300 kg 5,071 lb.
Length (overall) 4,850 mm 15 ft., 11 ins.
Width (overall) 2,000 mm 6 ft., 7 ins.
Height (overall) 2,040 mm 6 ft., 8 ins.
Ground clearance 230 mm 9 ins.
Tread centers 1,640 mm 5 ft., 4 ins.
Wheelbase 3,000 mm 118 ins.
Wheel width 215 mm 8 1/2 ins.
Angle of approach 55°
Angle of departure 45°
Seating capacity 8
Fording depth 500 mm 19 7/8 ins.
Climbing ability 25°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise) 45°
Overturn gradient (crosswise) 30°
Turning radius 13.5 meters 44 ft., 3 ins.
Trailer load 1,000 kg 2,205 lb.
Engine horsepower 90 c-v 88.8 hp
Piston displacement 4,000 cu cm 240 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 120 liters 31.7 gal.
Highway fuel consumption 6.7 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption 5.2 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.24

Fu. Kw. (Kfz. 17): Radio Car

Fu. Kw. (Kfz. 17): Radio CarGerman nomenclature: Funk­kraft­wagen (Kfz. 17) mit dem Fahr­gestell des mittleren Pkw. (o).

English designation: Radio car with special chassis for medium armored car (standard commercial vehicle).

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight        2,050 kg        4,519 lb.
Pay load 800 kg 1,764 lb.
Gross weight 2,850 kg 6,283 lb.
Weight: Front axle 1,050 kg 2,315 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 1,800 kg 3,968 lb.
Length (overall) 4,750 mm 15 ft., 7 ins.
Width (overall) 1,800 mm 5 ft., 11 ins.
Height (overall) 1,950 mm 6 ft., 5 ins.
Ground clearance 265 mm 10 ins.
Tread centers 1,450 mm 4 ft., 9 ins.
Wheelbase 3,200 mm 126 ins.
Wheel width 170 mm 6 3/4 ins.
Angle of approach 60°
Angle of departure 45°
Seating capacity 3
Fording depth 550 mm 21 5/8 ins.
Climbing ability 15°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise) 50°
Overturn gradient (crosswise) 30°
Turning radius 14 meters 46 ft., 4 ins.
Trailer load 700 kg 1,549 lb.
Engine horsepower 70 c-v 69 hp
Piston displacement 3,400 cu cm 204 cu. in.
Fuel tank capacity 110 liters 29 gal.
Highway fuel consumption 9.4 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption 7.1 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.13

Fsp. Betr. Kw. (Kfz. 17): Telephone Exchange Car

Fsp. Betr. Kw. (Kfz. 17): Telephone Exchange CarGerman nomenclature: Fern­sprech-Betriebs­kraft­wagen (Kfz. 17) mit Ein­heits­fahr­gestell für mittleren Pkw.

English designation: Telephone ex­change car with standard chassis for medium armored car.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight        2,600 kg        5,732 lb.
Pay load 1,080 kg 2,381 lb.
Gross weight 3,680 kg 8,113 lb.
Weight: Front axle 1,630 kg 3,593 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,050 kg 4,519 lb.
Length (overall) 4,800 mm 15 ft., 9 ins.
Width (overall) 1,800 mm 5 ft., 11 ins.
Height (overall) 1,850 mm 7 ft.
Ground clearance 250 mm 9 7/8 ins.
Tread centers 1,520 mm 5 ft.
Wheelbase 3,100 mm 122 ins.
Wheel width 194 mm 7 5/8 ins.
Angle of approach 60°
Angle of departure 40°
Seating capacity 3
Fording depth 550 mm 21 5/8 ins.
Climbing ability 30°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise) 50°
Overturn gradient (crosswise) 30°
Turning radius 12.5 meters 41 ft.
Trailer load 700 kg 1,549 lb.
Engine horsepower 60 c-v 59.2 hp
Piston displacement 3,000 cu cm 180 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 110 liters 29 gal.
Highway fuel consumption 9.1 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption. 7.1 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.13

m. Messtr. Kw. (Kfz. 16): Medium Flash and Sound Ranging Car

m. Messtr. Kw. (Kfz. 16): Medium Flash and Sound Ranging CarGerman nomenclature: mitterer Mess­trupp­kraft­wagen (Kfz. 16) mit Einheits­fahr­gestell für mittleren Pkw. (o).
     Vor­warner­kraft­wagen (Kfz. 16/1) mit Einheits­fahr­gestell für mittleren Pkw.

English designation: Medium flash and sound ranging car with special chassis for medium armored car (standard commercial vehicle).
     Advance scout car with standard chassis for medium armored car.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         2,500 kg         5,512 lb.
Pay load 800 kg 1,764 lb.
Gross weight 3,300 kg 7,275 lb.
Weight: Front axle 1,400 kg 3,086 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 1,900 kg 4,188 lb.
Length (overall) 4,700 mm 15 ft., 5 ins.
Width (overall) 1,860 mm 6 ft., 1 in.
Height (overall) 2,050 mm 6 ft., 9 ins.
Ground clearance 250 mm 9 7/8 ins.
Tread centers 1,520 mm 5 ft.
Wheelbase 3,100 mm 122 ins.
Wheel width 194 mm 7 5/8 ins.
Angle of approach 60°
Angle of departure 40°
Seating capacity 3
Fording depth 550 mm 21 5/8 ins.
Climbing ability 30°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise) 50°
Overturn gradient (crosswise) 30°
Turning radius 12.50 meters 41 ft.
Trailer load 700 kg 1,549 lb.
Engine horsepower 80 c-v 78.9 hp
Piston displacement 3,600 cu cm 216 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 110 liters 29 gal.
Highway fuel consumption 9.1 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption 7.1 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.12

m. Messtr. Kw. (Kfz. 16): Medium Flash and Sound Ranging Car

m. Messtr. Kw. (Kfz. 16): Medium Flash and Sound Ranging CarGerman nomenclature: mittlerer Mess­trupp­kraft­wagen (Kfz. 16) mit Fahr­gestell des mittleren Pkw (o).

English designation: Medium flash and sound ranging car with special chassis for medium armored car (standard commercial vehicle).

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         1,760 kg         3,879 lb.
Pay load 590 kg 1,301 lb.
Gross weight 2,350 kg 5,181 lb.
Weight: Front axle 980 kg 2,160 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 1,370 kg 3,020 lb.
Length (overall) 4,850 mm 15 ft., 11 ins.
Width (overall) 1,830 mm 6 ft.
Height (overall) 1,960 mm 6 ft., 5 ins.
Ground clearance 265 mm 10 ins.
Tread centers 1,450 mm 4 ft., 9 ins.
Wheelbase 3,000 mm 118 ins.
Wheel width 170 mm 6 3/4 ins.
Angle of approach 60°
Angle of departure 45°
Seating capacity 3
Fording depth 550 mm 21 5/8 ins.
Climbing ability 15°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise) 50°
Overturn gradient (crosswise) 20°
Turning radius 14 meters 46 ft., 4 ins.
Trailer load 700 kg 1,549 lb.
Engine horsepower 70 c-v 69 hp
Piston displacement 3,000 cu cm 180 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 54 liters 14.3 gal.
Highway fuel consumption 10.4 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption 7.8 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.12