Sd.Kfz.251/10

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m.Schütz.Pz.Wg. (Sd.Kfz.251/10)
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AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.0/1.0/1.0BR
5 peopleCrew
88 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
14 / 8 / 8Hull
6 / 0 / 0Turret
Mobility
8 tWeight
191 hp100 hpEngine power
23.9 hp/t12.5 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
57 km/h forward
12 km/h back
53 km/h forward
11 km/h back
Speed
Armament
37 mm PaK L/45 cannonMain weapon
168 roundsAmmunition
2.7 / 3.5 sReload
-8° / 25°Vertical guidance
-25° / 25°Horizontal guidance
Economy
Sl icon.png610/520/300Repair
450 Sl icon.pngCrew training
3000 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
100 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
30 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png20 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png10 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png

Description

GarageImage Sd.Kfz.251-10.jpg


The m.Schütz.Pz.Wg. (Sd.Kfz.251/10) is a premium gift rank I German tank destroyer with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Raining Fire" as a reward for the 2020 Wargame "Strategist" event.

The mittlere Schützenpanzerwagen (3.7cm Pak) (Sd. Kfz. 251/10) was used as platoon leader's vehicle. Light armoured vehicles and slightly fortified positions could be fought effectively with the 3.7cm Pak 35/36. The first testing vehicle was available in May 1941. Serial production started in July 1941. The gunsight and the hand wheels were fitted in a much lower position so a new much lower armour shield could be used which provided protection only to the gunner.

After introduction of the m. SPW (3.7cm Pak) Sd. Kfz. 251/10 in 1941, many older vehicles of the A, B and (very rarely) C were retrofitted with standard 3.7cm Pak 35/36 guns. Most often, the high standard armour shield of the 3.7cm Pak 35/36 was maintained but some units modified the gun shield to lower the silhouette of the vehicle

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, gun shield)
  • Structural steel (mudguards, undercarriage)
  • Wheel (front tires)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 14.5 mm (6°) Engine compartment
14.5 mm (30°) Driver cabin
8 mm (41°) Lower glacis
8 mm (41°) Top - Engine
8 mm (35°) Top - Crew compartment
8 mm (19°) Bottom - Engine
8 mm (34°) Bottom - Crew compartment
8 mm + 8 mm (34°) Storage bins
8 mm Bottom - Undercarriage
8 mm (31°)
5.5 mm (42°) Lower glacis
8 mm (8°) Engine compartment
8 mm
Gun shield 6 mm (36°) Centre
6 mm (22°) Sides
N/A

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 15 mm thick while tracks are 7 mm thick and torsion bars are 10 mm thick.
  • Wheels are 10 mm thick and mudguards are 5 mm thick.
  • The belly armour is 5.5 mm thick.

Mobility

Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 57 12 8 142 191 17.75 23.88
Realistic 53 11 88 100 11 12.5

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: PaK L/45 (37 mm)
37 mm PaK L/45 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 168 -8°/+25° ±25° N/A 17.6 24.3 29.6 32.7 34.8 3.5 3.1 2.9 2.7
Realistic 11.9 14.0 17.0 18.8 20.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
PzGr APHE 47 44 31 21 14 9
PzGr 40 APCR 86 77 47 26 14 8
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
PzGr APHE 745 0.69 1.2 9 22.1 47° 60° 65°
PzGr 40 APCR 1,020 0.37 N/A N/A N/A 66° 70° 72°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
7th
rack empty
8th
rack empty
9th
rack empty
10th
rack empty
11th
rack empty
12th
rack empty
13th
rack empty
14th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
168 157 (+11) 145 (+23) 133 (+35) 121 (+47) 109 (+59) 97 (+71) 85 (+83) 73 (+95) 61 (+107) 49 (+119) 37 (+131) 25 (+143) 13 (+155) (+167) No
Ammo racks of the Sd.Kfz.251/10

Notes:

  • As they are modeled by sets of 4, shells disappear from the rack only after you fire all 4 shells in the set.
  • Each rack contains 3 sets of 4 shells.

Usage in battles

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Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire PzGr 40
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism
IV Transmission Engine
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Thin armour, does not trigger most APHE rounds fired at it
  • Relatively punchy APCR round and high-velocity
  • Very fast reload
  • High survivability due to a crew of five

Cons:

  • Relatively bad mobility, especially in mud and snow
  • Very thin armour, cannot block heavy machine gunfire
  • Open top, weak against planes and machine guns
  • Best shell is APCR, which is underwhelming at medium/long ranges
  • Gun shield does not do a good job at protecting the gunner
  • Gun is centrally located so peeking without exposing the engine is difficult
  • Vulnerable to artillery

History

Developed on the basis of the unarmored Sd.Kfz.11 halftrack, the Sd.Kfz.251 entered service with the Wehrmacht in 1939 and was intended as the primary transportation vehicle for the Panzergrenadier units of the German army. As such, the vehicle was intended to taxi troops into battle and protect them from small arms fire and shrapnel. By the end of the war, over 15,000 units of the Sd.Kfz.251 were built.

However, platoon leader vehicles received a special upgrade to their firepower in order to increase the effectiveness of fire support provided for advancing infantry. Namely, the standard machine gun mount was replaced by a turret housing a 3.7cm PaK anti-tank cannon. These versions, designated Sd.Kfz. 251/10, served with the Wehrmacht until 1944, by which time over 300 units were built.

- From Devblog

Media

Skins
Videos

See also

Other German half-tracks

External links


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Based on Pz.I  Panzerjäger I
Based on Pz.II  15cm sIG 33 B Sfl
Based on Pz.III  StuG III A · StuG III F · StuG III G · StuH 42 G
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Based on Pz.V  Jagdpanther · Bfw. Jagdpanther
Based on Pz.VI  Sturer Emil · Ferdinand · Jagdtiger
  JPz 4-5 · Waffenträger · VFW · VT1-2
Wheeled/Half-track  Sd.Kfz.251/10 · 8,8 cm Flak 37 Sfl. · Sd.Kfz.234/3 · Sd.Kfz.234/4
Rocket/Missile  15 cm Pz.W.42 · RakJPz 2 · RakJPz 2 (HOT)

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