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"Light Armored Half-Track" from Tactical and Technical Trends

A report on the German Sd.Kfz. 250/9 light halftrack, from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 51, October 1944.

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Able to fire at either ground or air targets, the German reconnaissance armored half-track Sd.Kfz. 250/9 is armed with one 20-mm gun (2 cm Kw.K.38) and one 7.92-mm machine gun (M.G.34 or 42). Both weapons are mounted coaxially, and may be elevated for anti-aircraft fire. Photographs indicate that this vehicle, which has the standard 1-ton armored half-track chassis designated by the basic Sd.Kfz. number 250, is equipped with the same antigrenade screens and rotating gun shield and gun mount as are used on the light armored car with 20-mm gun, le.Pz.Sp.Wg. (2 cm) (Sd.Kfz. 222). The Sd.Kfz. 250/9 is equipped with radio, and carries a crew of three. Two submachine guns (M.P.40) are carried for close-in protection and for personal armament of crew members sent forward to reconnoiter on foot.

[German 1-ton armored half-track Sd.Kfz. 250/9]
German 1-ton armored half-track Sd.Kfz. 250/9



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