le.Pz.Sp.Wg. (s.Pz.B.41) Sd.Kfz.221

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General info

The Sd.Kfz.221 in the garage.

The Leichter Panzerspähwagen mit schwerer Panzerbüchse 41 (light armored-scout-car with heavy anti-tank rifle model 1941) or SdKfz 221 (sPzB 41) is a Rank I German light tank with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.79 "Project X".

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

The le.Pz.Sp.Wg. (s.Pz.B.41) Sd.Kfz.221 is a unique vehicle in it's own right. This vehicle is a lightly armored, highly mobile car, with a 20mm squeeze bore cannon. What that means is that a 28mm wide shell is inserted into a 28mm wide breech, and subsequently fired down a barrel that narrows down to 20mm at the end. This gives you a projectile that was 28mm, now squeezed down to 20mm. In effect this gives you a heavier, longer 20mm shell. This allows old and outdated anti tank weapon calibers to be re-designed and revitalized so that they could be effective again.

Tactics

The Le.Pz.Sp.Wg. (s.Pz.B.41) Sd.Kfz.221 can be played as a sniper, at medium to far ranges. Do not get in to close combat, as your gun only traverses to a very limited degree, and your minimal armor barely stops even rifle caliber machine guns. Artillery and aircraft are dangerous to you, as you only have two crew members, and one is almost entirely exposed.

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very high speed allows easy repositioning and sneak attacks. Use it wisely.
  • 28/20mm cannon is fairly accurate and has a great fire rate. It is possible to finish off 3 tanks in less then 12 seconds with proper application of fire.
  • Although it does not have a "turret", the gun mount allows a fair amount of traverse, allowing you to peek some corners in towns.
  • While having weak armour thickness, it is angled all over so many shots will hit locations that will bounce.
  • As a fairly new vehicle, many players haven't seen it yet on the field, leading to some confusion and a slight fear factor.
  • While not as visually appealing to many people, the small size of the vehicle allows you to fit into areas and hide in locations that would let you take out droves of enemy armour. Never underestimate a well concealed Armoured Car.

Cons:

  • As with all armoured cars, the armour does not hold up long. This can be alleviated by staying at mid to long range and "peek a boo" fighting.
  • As it does have a small caliber cannon, its damage upon penetration is somewhat low. Fire at weak spots and try to eliminate essential crew first like gunners and drivers.
  • Drives like any wheeled vehicle, requiring some adjustment and practice compared to a tracked vehicle.

Specifications

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Armaments

1 x 28/20 mm s.Pz.B. 41 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 60 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -10°
  • Gun Elevation: 20°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 20.8°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 3.9s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 28/20 mm s.Pz.B. 41 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 60 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -10°
  • Gun Elevation: 20°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 20.8°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 3.9s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 28/20 mm s.Pz.B. 41 cannon
  • Ammunition Capacity: 60 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -10°
  • Gun Elevation: 20°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 20.8°/s (Stock), __._°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 3.9s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)

Ammunition

Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 90° Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay in m: Fuse sensitivity in mm: Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
Normalization At 30° from horizontal: Ricochet:
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
2.8/2cm Pzgr.41 95 94 66 38 15 8 APCR 1400 0.14 N/A N/A N/A +1.5° 66° 70° 72°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Sd.Kfz.221.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
60 XX (X+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+)  (+) Turret empty:  () no


Crew

  • Commander
  • Driver

Total: 2 Crew members

Armour

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull - (°) - - -
Turret - - - -
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola - -

Engine & mobility

Weight: __._ ton

Max Speed: __ km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ ____ rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ ____ rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: __._ ton

Max Speed: __ km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ ____ rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ ____ rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°
Weight: __._ ton

Max Speed: __ km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ ____ rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: ___ hp @ ____ rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: __.__ hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: __°

Modules and improvements

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I
II
III
IV

Recommendation:

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the _____ from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-der.png Sd.Kfz.221 (s.Pz.B.41)
Nation Germany
Type Armoured car
Rank 1
Battle Rating
1.3
1.3
1.3

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
4,000 kg
8,818 lb
Number of Crew 2
Hull armour thickness
14.5/8.0/8.0/8.0 mm
0.57/0.31/0.31/0.31 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
116 hp
66 hp
66 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
___ hp
75 hp
75 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
29.00
29.47
16.50
16.77
16.50
16.77
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
__.__
__.__
18.75
19.05
18.75
19.05
Max speed
80 km/h
50 mph
72 km/h
45 mph
72 km/h
45 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 28/20 mm s.Pz.B.41 Cannon
Ammo stowage 60 rounds
Vertical guidance -10°/20°
Horizontal guidance -20°/20°
Economy
Required RP 4,000 RP
Vehicle cost 2,100 SL
Crew training cost 600 SL
Max repair cost*
270 SL
360 SL
390 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
12m
25m
25m
Free repair time (Upgraded)
4m
8m
8m
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