Thursday, 26 February 2015

SdKfz. 251

Oh geeze. I just found a whole pile of unpublished tank photos from the tank museum while looking for the Hanomag colours for someone! So it looks like I could have been giving you some posts while trying to paint things for the challenge after all! Onwards and upwards!

The SdKfz 251/1 was a dedicated troop transport designed by the Hanomag company, who had previously specialised in trains and construction vehicles. The vehicle was commonly referred to as Hanomags by both German and Allied troops, despite the company producing a number of other vehicles, such as the earlier Sd.Kfz. 11. The vehicle was so widely used that there were over 20 official variants, with a number of field modified versions making an appearance too.