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kl. Pz. Fu. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 261): Small Armored Radio Car

kl. Pz. Fu. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 261): Small Armored Radio CarGerman nomenclature: kleiner Pan­zer­funk­wagen (Sd. Kfz. 261) mit Ein­heits­fahr­gestell I für schwerer Pan­zer­kraft­wagen.

English designation: Small armored radio car with standard chassis I for heavy armored car.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         3,855 kg         8,498 lb.
Pay load
Gross weight 4,300 kg 9,480 lb.
Weight: Front axle 1,585 kg 3,494 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,715 kg 5,985 lb.
Length (overall) 4,830 mm 15 ft., 10 ins.
Width (overall) 1,990 mm 6 ft., 6 ins.
Height (overall) 1,780 mm 5 ft., 10 ins.
Ground clearance 240 mm 9 1/2 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 22°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise) 40°
Overturn gradient (crosswise) 30°
Turning radius
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 fuel consumption 4.3 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.65

kl. Pz. Fu. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 260): Small Armored Radio Car

kl. Pz. Fu. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 260): WWII Small Armored Radio CarGerman nomenclature: kleiner Pan­zer­funk­wagen (Sd. Kfz. 260) mit Ein­heits­fahr­gestell I für schwerer Pan­zer­kraft­wagen.

English designation: Small armored radio car with standard chassis I for heavy armored car.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         3,815 kg         8,416 lb.
Pay load
Gross weight 4,260 kg 9,390 lb.
Weight: Front axle 1,565 kg 3,450 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,695 kg 5,941 lb.
Length (overall) 4,830 mm 15 ft., 10 ins.
Width (overall) 1,990 mm 6 ft., 6 ins.
Height (overall) 1,780 mm 5 ft., 10 ins.
Ground clearance 240 mm 9 1/2 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 22°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise) 40°
Overturn gradient (crosswise) 30°
Turning radius
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 fuel consumption   4.3 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.65

s. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Fu.) (Sd. Kfz. 232) (8 Rad): Heavy Armored Scout Car (8 Wheels)

s. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Fu.) (Sd. Kfz. 232) (8 Rad): Heavy Armored Scout Car (8 Wheels)German nomenclature: schwerer Pan­zer­späh­wagen (Fu.) (Sd. Kfz. 232) (8 Rad).

English designation: Heavy armored scout car (8 wheels).

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         7,700 kg         16,975 lb.
Pay load
Gross weight 8,500 kg 18,739 lb.
Weight: Front axle 2,100 kg 4,630 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,500 kg 5,512 lb.
Length (overall) 5,850 mm 19 ft., 2 ins.
Width (overall) 2,200 mm 7 ft., 3 ins.
Height (overall) 2,900 mm 9 ft., 6 ins.
Ground clearance 500 mm 20 ins.
Tread centers 1,600 mm 5 ft., 3 ins.
Wheelbase 1,350/1,400/1,350 mm 53/55/53 ins.
Wheel width 190 mm 7 1/2 ins.
Angle of approach   60°
Angle of departure   60°
Seating capacity
Fording depth 1,000 mm 39 ins.
Climbing ability   30°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)
Overturn gradient (crosswise)   35°
Turning radius 10.5 meters (all wheels) 34 ft., 5 ins.
Trailer load
Engine horsepower 160 c-v 157.8 hp
Piston displacement 8,000 cu cm 480 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 180 liters 47.5 gal.
Highway fuel consumption   3.9 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption   2.2 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.64

s. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Fu.) (Sd. Kfz. 232): Heavy Armored Scout Car

s. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Fu.) (Sd. Kfz. 232): Heavy Armored Scout CarGerman nomenclature: schwerer Panzer­späh­wagen (Fu.) (Sd. Kfz. 232) mit Fahr­gestell des leichter gelände­gän­giger Last­kraft­wagen (o).

English designation: Heavy armored scout car with special chassis of the light cross-country truck.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         5,500 kg         12,125 lb.
Pay load
Gross weight 6,250 kg 13,778 lb.
Weight: Front axle 1,900 kg 4,188 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,175 kg 4,795 lb.
Length (overall) 5,600 mm 18 ft., 4 ins.
Height (overall) 2,900 mm 9 ft., 6 ins.
Ground clearance 240 mm 9 1/2 ins.
Tread centers 1,700 mm 5 ft., 7 ins.
  1,840 mm 6 ft.
Wheelbase 2,500/900 mm 98/35 ins.
Wheel width 170/350 mm 6 3/4/13 3/4 ins.
Angle of approach   55°
Angle of departure   40°
Seating capacity
Fording depth 600 mm 23 ins.
Climbing ability   13°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)   55°
Overturn gradient (crosswise) 35°
Turning radius 16 meters 52 ft., 6 ins.
Trailer load
Engine horsepower 70 c-v 69 hp
Piston displacement 4,600 cu cm 276 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 100 liters 26.4 gal.
Highway fuel consumption   5.9 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption   3.6 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.64

Pz. Fu. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 263) (8 Rad): Armored Radio Car

Pz. Fu. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 263) (8 Rad): Armored Radio CarGerman nomenclature: Panzer­funk­wagen (Sd. Kfz. 263) (8 Rad).

English designation: Armored radio car (8 wheels).

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         7,550 kg         16,644 lb.
Pay load
Gross weight 8,100 kg 17,857 lb.
Weight: Front axle 1,950 kg 4,298 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,100 kg 4,630 lb.
Length (overall) 5,850 mm 19 ft., 2 ins.
Width (overall) 2,200 mm 7 ft., 3 ins.
Height (overall) 2,900 mm 9 ft., 6 ins.
Ground clearance 270 mm 101 ins.
Tread centers 1,600 mm 5 ft., 3 ins.
Wheelbase 1,350/1,400/1,350 mm 53/55/53 ins.
Wheel width 190 mm 7 1/2 ins.
Tire size
Angle of approach   60°
Angle of departure   60°
Seating capacity
Fording depth 1,000 mm 39 ins.
Climbing ability   30°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)
Overturn gradient (crosswise)   35°
Turning radius 10.5 meters (all wheels) 34 ft., 5 ins.
Trailer load
Lifting power of winch
Engine horsepower 160 c-v 157.8 hp
Piston displacement 8,000 cu cm 480 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 180 liters 47.5 gal.
Highway fuel consumption   3.9 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption   2.2 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.66

Pz. Fu. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 263): Armored Radio Car

Pz. Fu. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 263): Armored Radio CarGerman nomenclature: Pan­zer­funk­wagen (Sd. Kfz. 263) mit Fahr­ge­stell des leichter ge­lände­gän­giger Last­kraft­wagen (o).

English designation: Armored radio car with special chassis of the light cross-country truck.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight        5,250 kg        11,573 lb.
Pay load
Gross weight 5,800 kg 12,786 lb.
Weight: Front axle 1,800 kg 3,968 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,000 kg 4,409 lb.
Length (overall) 5,570 mm 18 ft., 4 ins.
Height (overall) 2,930 mm 9 ft., 7 ins.
Ground clearance 240 mm 9 1/2 ins.
Tread centers 1,700 mm 5 ft., 7 ins.
  1,840 mm 6 ft.
Wheelbase 2,500/900 mm 98/35 ins.
Wheel width 170-350 mm 6 3/4/13 3/4 ins.
Tire size
Angle of approach   55°
Angle of departure   40°
Seating capacity
Fording depth 600 mm 23 ins.
Climbing ability   13°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)   55°
Overturn gradient (crosswise)   35°
Turning radius 16 meters 52 ft., 6 ins.
Trailer load
Lifting power of winch
Engine horsepower 70 c—v 69 hp
Piston displacement 4,600 cu cm 276 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 100 liters 26.4 gal.
Highway fuel consumption   5.9 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption               3.6 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.66

s. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 231) (8 Rad): Heavy Armored Scout Car (8 Wheels)

s. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 231) (8 Rad): Heavy Armored Scout Car (8 Wheels)German nomenclature: schwerer Pan­zer­späh­wagen (Sd. Kfz. 231) (8 Rad).

English designation: Heavy armored scout car (8 wheels).

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         7,600 kg         16,720 lb.
Pay load 700 kg 1,578 lb.
Gross weight 8,300 kg 18,298 lb.
Weight: Front axle 2,050 kg 4,519 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,100 kg 4,630 lb.
Length (overall) 5,850 mm 19 ft., 2 ins.
Width (overall) 2,200 mm 7 ft., 2 ins.
Height (overall) 2,350 mm 7 ft., 8 ins.
Ground clearance 270 mm 101 ins.
Tread centers 1,600 mm 5 ft., 3 ins.
Wheelbase 1,350/1,400/1,350 mm 53/55/53 ins.
Wheel width 190 mm 7 1/2 ins.
Angle of approach   60°
Angle of departure   60°
Seating capacity
Fording depth 1,000 mm 39 ins.
Climbing ability   30°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)
Overturn gradient (crosswise)   35°
Turning radius 10.5 meters (all wheels) 34 ft., 5 ins.
Trailer load
Engine horsepower 160 c-v 157.8 hp
Piston displacement 7,600 cu cm 456 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 180 liters 47.5 gal.
Highway fuel consumption   3.9 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption   2.2 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.63

s. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 231): Heavy Armored Scout Car

s. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 231): Heavy Armored Scout Car 6-radGerman nomenclature: schwerer Panzer­späh­wagen (Sd. Kfz. 231) mit Fahr­gestell des leichter gelände­gangiger Last­kraft­wagen (o).

English designation: Heavy armored scout car with special chassis of the light cross-country truck (standard commercial vehicle).

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         5,300 kg         11,684 lb.
Pay load 700 kg 1,543 lb.
Gross weight 6,000 kg 13,227 lb.
Weight: Front axle 1,850 kg 4,078 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,075 kg 4,574 lb.
Length (overall) 5,600 mm 18 ft., 4 ins.
Width (overall) 1,850 mm 6 ft., 1 in.
Height (overall) 2,250 mm 7 ft., 4 ins.
Ground clearance 200 mm 8 ins.
Tread centers 1,840 mm 6 ft.
Wheelbase 2,500/900 mm 98/35 ins.
Wheel width    
Angle of approach   55°
Angle of departure   40°
Seating capacity 600 mm 23 ins.
Fording depth
Climbing ability   13°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise)   55°
Overturn gradient (crosswise)   35°
Turning radius 16 meters 52 ft., 6 ins.
Trailer load    
Engine horsepower 70 c-v 69 hp
Piston displacement 4,600 cu cm 276 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 100 liters 26.4 gal.
Highway fuel consumption   5.9 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption   3.6 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.63

s. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 231, 232, 263): 6-Wheeled Armored Cars

s. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 231, 232, 263): 6-Wheeled Armored Cars

This six-wheeled armored car is a heavy, highly mobile vehicle with a four-man crew. It is armed with one 20 mm KwK 30 and one M. G. 34 coaxially mounted in the turret.

Like the 8 Rad Panzerspähwagen, the six-wheeled vehicle can be operated from either the front or rear, duplicate controls being fitted at either end. Steering is by front wheels only. It has a six-wheeled final drive; single wheels at the front, and dual double wheels at the rear. The front springs are fitted to the frame with shock absorbers. The rear springs are suspended by tubular traverse, semi-elliptical springs. It has six forward and six reverse speeds.

Special gripper chains are available for fitting over the rear wheels, thus giving each pair the function of a track. Slightly smaller wheels may be fitted outside the front wheels giving extra traction on soft ground.

The engine, manufactured by Bussing Nag, is a water-cooled, 100 horsepower, gasoline type. The superstructure is built by Deutsche Werke, Kiel.

This vehicle carries the same nomenclature as its 8-wheeled counterpart. Model 231 is the heavily armored variation carrying both the cannon and the machine gun. No. 232 is a wireless command vehicle and No. 263 an armored wireless vehicle without the 20 mm gun.

These cars are used for reconnaissance, police patrol work, as command vehicles, and as radio receiving and sending stations.

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight         6 tons
Length 18 ft., 5 ins.
Width 6 ft., 1 in.
Height 7 ft., 4 ins.
Ground clearance 9 ins.
Suspension Dual double wheels at rear, single wheels at front
Wheel base Between axles 1 and 2—8 ft., 3 ins.
  Between axles 2 and 3—2 ft., 11 ins.
Size tires 8.27 x 18
Fording depth 2 ft.
Theoretical radius of action
     Roads 156 miles
     Cross-country 93 miles
Speed
     Roads 45 m.p.h.
     Cross-country 20 m.p.h.
Armor
     Front plate 15 mm
     Sides 7.5 mm
Armament 2 cm Kw.K. 30
  7.92 mm M.G. 34
Ammunition
Engine Bussing Nag, 100 hp.
Transmission Constant mesh, helical gear—6 speeds forward, 6 reverse
Steering Worm and nut
Crew 4

German: p. 42

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