Sd.Kfz.251/10

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This page is about the German tank destroyer Sd.Kfz.251/10. For other versions, see Sd.Kfz.251 (Family).
Sd.Kfz.251/10
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Description

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.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull14 / 8 / 8
Turret6 / 0 / 0
Crew5 people
Visibility88 %

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 (20°) 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 and tracks are 15 mm thick while 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

Speedforward / back
AB57 / 12 km/h
RB and SB53 / 11 km/h
Number of gears8 forward
2 back
Weight8.0 t
Engine power
AB191 hp
RB and SB100 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB23.9 hp/t
RB and SB12.5 hp/t
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

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB140 Sl icon.png
RB350 Sl icon.png
SB490 Sl icon.png
Crew training450 Sl icon.png
Experts3 000 Sl icon.png
Aces40 Ge icon.png
Research Aces220 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 20 / 20 / 30 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Tracks
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Suspension
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Brake System
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Filters
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Transmission
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Engine
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Parts
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FPE
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Crew Replenishment
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Horizontal Drive
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Adjustment of Fire
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37mm_kwk_36_APCR_ammo_pack
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Elevation Mechanism

Armaments

Main armament

Ammunition168 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
3.5 → 2.7 s
Vertical guidance-8° / 25°
Horizontal guidance-25° / 25°
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

The Sd.Kfz.251/10 is a light armored half track with decent mobility, with a quick firing high velocity, but low spalling 37 mm main gun. For these reasons, the Sd.Kfz.251/10 should not be used in the frontlines due to being so lightly armored even against 7.62 mm machine gun fire can and will harm you.

As a sniper:

Due to its gun's high muzzle velocity, the Sd.Kfz.251/10 is more than capable of having a sniper combat role in long range maps. It should be noted that the main gun sights have really low zoom (though normal for the BR it sits at), meaning it is not capable of achieving shots at extreme ranges but will dominate the long range engagements like many German high velocity guns.

As a support vehicle:

This is the most reliable role the Sd.Kfz.251/10 can play as, especially since not every map the player will have the sniping distances needed (Sweden or Berlin for example). It should be performing support fire from behind the most armored vehicles at the BR (Pz.III for example) and utilize its quick firing gun to disable or destroy enemy tanks. It should be noted that machine gun fire is your worst enemy as:

a) the crew is exposed

b) it is an open top vehicle

c) has little to no armor which can barely stop 7.62 mm at point blank ranges, 12.7 mm (.50 cal) will completely destroy it if strafed with

Due to being a halftrack, the Sd.Kfz.251/10 has superb traction and decent speed compared to fully wheeled vehicles. It is able to move through rough terrain easier than fully wheeled vehicles (snow, sand, mud, etc.) but still somewhat maintain its speed as a wheeled vehicle in urban terrain such as roads, although it will be definitely slower compared to fully wheeled vehicles.

Msg-info.png As a half track, the Sd.Kfz.251/10 shares tank track traction but does not share tank steering. The front wheels have to turn like a normal car.

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

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See also

Other German half-tracks

External links


Hannoversche Maschinenbau AG (Hanomag)
Sd.Kfz.251  Sd.Kfz.251/10 · Sd.Kfz.251/21 · Sd.Kfz.251/22

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Wheeled/Half-track  8,8 cm Flak 37 Sfl. · Sd.Kfz.251/10 · Sd.Kfz.251/22 · Sd.Kfz.234/3 · Sd.Kfz.234/4
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