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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

SdKfz 251/23 Ausf D Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle
(also known as Hanomag)


Armour Details


 Front 30mm@40(39.0mm)
 Side  8mm@40(10.0mm)
 Rear  8mm@38(10.0mm)


 Front 10mm@33(12.0mm)
 Side  8mm@35(10.0mm)
 Rear  8mm@33(10.0mm)


 Front 14.5mm@22(16.0mm)
 Side  8mm@35(10.0mm)
 Rear  8mm@33(10.0mm)
 Top  6mm@90(6.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 30 mm

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

Effective Armour - Maximum 39 (mm) - Minimum 6 (mm)


Manufacture Dates 1944 - 1945
Quantity Produced 20
Weight  8 (tonnes)
Crew 4
M.G's small -
M.G's Large -
Length 5.85 (mtr)
Width 2.12 (mtr)
Height 2.34 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 33.125 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 13.125 (mph)
Range Road 187 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 100
Power/Weight 12.5 (HP/tonne)

General Information

The SdKfz 251/23 Ausf D Armoured Reconnaissance Vehiclealso known as Hanomag was a self propelled anti tank vehicle , 20 of which were used by the germans between 1944 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 4 and was 2.12 metres wide, 5.85 metres long, 2.34 metres high and weighed 8 tonnes.

Powered by a 100hp petrol engine the SdKfz 251/23 Ausf D Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle was capable of a road speed of 33mph and a cross country speed of 13mph. The SdKfz 251/23 Ausf D Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicle had a road range of 187 miles

Based on the sdkfz 251 ausf d halftrack chassis, the vehicle was armed with a 2.0cm Kwk 38 L/55 with a muzzle velocity of 899m/sec which was capable of penetrating 18mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
2.0cm Kwk 38 L/55
 Calibre 20 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 899 m/sec
 Shell Weight 0.12 Kg
 Ammunition100 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 28 27 24 18
Flight Time(secs) 0.11 0.24 0.51 1.26
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 93
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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