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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

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

l. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 221): Light Armored Scout Car

l. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 221): Light Armored Scout Car
German nomenclature: leichter Pan­zer­späh­wagen (Sd. Kfz. 221) 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
Gross weight 4,000 kg 8,818 lb.
Weight: Front axle 1,500 kg 3,307 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,500 kg 5,512 lb.
Length (overall) 4,800 mm 15 ft., 9 ins.
Width (overall) 1,950 mm 6 ft., 5 ins.
Height (overall) 1,700 mm 5 ft., 7 ins.
Ground clearance
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 15/8 meters 49 ft., 2 ins./26 ft., 3 ins.
Trailer load
Engine horsepower
Piston displacement
Fuel tank capacity 110 liters 29 gal.
Highway fuel consumption   7.1 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption   4.3 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.61

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

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

s. gl. gp. Pkw. (Sd. Kfz. 247): Heavy Cross-Country Armored Personnel CarGerman nomenclature: schwerer ge­län­de­gän­gig ge­panzerte Personen­kraft­wa­gen (Sd. Kfz. 247) mit Fahr­gestell des leichter geländegängiger Last­kraft­wa­gen (o).

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

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight         4,600 kg         10,194 lb.
Pay load 600 kg 1,269 lb.
Gross weight 5,200 kg 11,463 lb.
Weight: Front axle 1,400 kg 3,086 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 1,900 kg 4,188 lb.
Length (overall) 4,600 mm 15 ft., 1 in.
Width (overall) 1,960 mm 6 ft., 5 ins.
Height (overall) 1,700 mm 5 ft., 7 ins.
Ground clearance 240 mm 9 1/2 ins.
Tread centers 1,580 mm 5 ft., 2 ins.
  1,565 mm 5 ft., 1 in.
  1,565 mm 5 ft., 1 in.
Wheelbase 2,445/900 mm 96/35 ins.
Wheel width 190 mm 71 ins.
Angle of approach 50°
Angle of departure 40°
Seating capacity 6
Fording depth 600 mm 23 ins.
Climbing ability 20°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise) 50°
Overturn gradient (crosswise) 35°
Turning radius 16 meters 52 ft., 6 ins.
Trailer load 1,000 kg 2,205 lb.
Engine horsepower 65 c-v 64.1 hp
Piston displacement 3,500 cu cm 210 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 110 liters 29 gal.
Highway fuel, consumption 7.8 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption 4.7 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.60

Protzkw. (Kfz. 69): Limber Truck

Protzkw. (Kfz. 69): Limber TruckGerman nomenclautre: Protzkraftwagen (Kfz. 69) mit Einheitsfahrgestell II für schwerer Pkw.

English designation: Limber truck with standard chassis II for heavy armored car.

SPECIFICATIONS
Net weight       3,150 kg       6,944 lb.
Pay load1,050 kg2,314 lb.
Gross weight 4,200 kg 9,258 lb.
Weight: Front axle 2,000 kg 4,409 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,200 kg 4,850 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 5
Fording depth 500 mm 19 7/8 ins.
Climbing ability 25°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise) 45°
Overturn gradient (crosswise) 45°
Turning radius 16.5 meters 54 ft., 1/8 in.
Trailer load 1,000 kg 2,205 lb.
Engine horsepower 90 c-v 88.8 hp
Piston displacement4,000 cu cm 240 cu. ins.
Fuel tank capacity 120 liters 31.7 gal.
Highway fuel consumption6.7 m.p.g.
Average terrain fuel consumption5.2 m.p.g.

German: p. 74.22

l. Scheinw. Kw. II (Kfz. 83): Light Searchlight Truck II

l. Scheinw. Kw. II (Kfz. 83): Light Searchlight Truck IIGerman nomenclature: leichter Schein­werfer­kraft­wagen II (Kfz. 83) mit Ein­heits­fahr­gestell II für schwerer Pkw.

English designation: Light search­light truck II with stan­dard chassis II for heavy armored car.

SPECIFICATIONS

Net weight        3,150 kg        6,945 lb.
Pay load 1,180 kg 2,601 lb.
Gross weight 4,330 kg 9,546 lb.
Weight: Front axle 2,100 kg 4,630 lb.
Weight: Rear axle 2,230 kg 4,916 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 5
Fording depth 500 mm 19 7/8 ins.
Climbing ability 25°
Overturn gradient (lengthwise) 45°
Overturn gradient (crosswise) 30°
Turning radius 16.5 meters 54 ft., 1 in.
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. 74.20