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SdKfz 253 Armoured Artillery Observation Vehicle


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Armour Details




 Front 18mm@30(21.0mm)
 Side  8mm@30(9.0mm)
 Rear  8mm@55(14.0mm)
 Top  8mm@90(8.0mm)


 Front 18mm@12(18.0mm)
 Side  8mm@30(9.0mm)
 Rear  8mm@45(11.0mm)
 Top  8mm@90(8.0mm)
Gun Mantlet n/a

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 21 (mm) - Minimum 8 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1940 - 1945
Quantity Produced 285
Weight  5.7 (tonnes)
Crew 4
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 4.77 (mtr)
Width 1.97 (mtr)
Height 1.8 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 40.625 (mph)
Cross Country Speed - (mph)
Range Road 200 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 100
Power/Weight 17.54 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The SdKfz 253 Armoured Artillery Observation Vehicle was an command vehicle , 285 of which were used by the germans between 1940 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 4 and was 1.97 metres wide, 4.77 metres long, 1.8 metres high and weighed 5.7 tonnes.

Powered by a 100hp petrol engine the SdKfz 253 Armoured Artillery Observation Vehicle was capable of a road speed of 40mph . The SdKfz 253 Armoured Artillery Observation Vehicle had a road range of 200 miles

Based on the sdkfz 250 halftrack chassis, the vehicle was armed with 1 light machine gun.

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