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This page is about the German tank destroyer Sd.Kfz.251/22. For other versions, see Sd.Kfz.251 (Family).
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The m.Schütz.Pz.Wg. (Sd.Kfz.251/22) is a premium gift rank II German tank destroyer with a battle rating of 3.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced during Update "Red Skies" as a reward for Battle Pass: Season IV, "Fearless Voltigeur".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull14 / 8 / 8
Turret8 / 0 / 0
Crew5 people
Visibility88 %

The most protected parts of this vehicle are the front-facing plates of the hull and the driver compartment where the armour is the thickest.

The weakest area on the whole tank is the gun shield protecting the cannon's servants. It doesn’t help when 3 out of 5 crew members are behind it. The gunner and loader are next to each other and when a shot hits them, the 4 mm gun shield armour doesn’t protect them from anything other than rifle-calibre gunfire. The ammo stowage positions aren’t bad since they’re right behind the machine gunner and driver which will take all shrapnel from incoming rounds, but can still be easily destroyed.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour (hull, gun shield)
  • Wheel (front tires)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 14.5 mm (20°) Engine compartment
14.5 mm (29°) Driver cabin
8 mm (42°) 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 (30°)
5.5 mm (41°) Lower glacis
8 mm (9°) Engine compartment
5.5 mm Driver compartment
Gun shield 4 + 4 mm (29°) 4 + 4 mm (18°) N/A


  • Suspension wheels are 15 mm thick and tracks are 7 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.


Speedforward / back
AB57 / 12 km/h
RB and SB53 / 11 km/h
Number of gears8 forward
2 back
Weight9.9 t
Engine power
AB191 hp
RB and SB100 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB19.3 hp/t
RB and SB10.1 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 9.9 142 191 14.34 19.29
Realistic 53 11 88 100 8.89 10.1

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB474 Sl icon.png
RB537 Sl icon.png
SB599 Sl icon.png
Crew training4 800 Sl icon.png
Experts32 000 Sl icon.png
Aces210 Ge icon.png
Research Aces440 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 50 / 80 / 100 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 124 / 124 / 124 % Rp icon.png
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Mods new tank suspension.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
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Mods new tank transmission.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Improved Parts
Mods extinguisher.png
Improved FPE
Mods tank reinforcement ger.png
Crew Replenishment
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Horizontal Drive
Mods tank ammo.png
Mod arrow 0.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Mods tank ammo.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Mods tank ammo.png


Main armament

Ammunition24 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
7.6 → 5.9 s
Vertical guidance-6° / 22°
Horizontal guidance-22° / 22°
Main article: PaK40/3 L46 (75 mm)
75 mm PaK40/3 L46 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 24 -6°/+9° ±22° N/A 12.3 17.1 20.7 22.9 24.4 7.67 6.78 6.25 5.90
Realistic 8.3 9.8 11.9 13.2 14.0


Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
PzGr 39 APCBC 151 148 135 121 108 96
Hl.Gr 38B HEAT 80 80 80 80 80 80
PzGr 40 APCR 182 177 159 140 122 107
Sprgr. 34 HE 10 10 10 10 10 10
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
PzGr 39 APCBC 792 6.8 1.2 14 28.9 48° 63° 71°
Hl.Gr 38B HEAT 450 4.4 0.05 0.1 872.1 62° 69° 73°
PzGr 40 APCR 990 4.1 N/A N/A N/A 66° 70° 72°
Sprgr. 34 HE 550 5.74 0 0.1 686 79° 80° 81°
Smoke shell characteristics
Ammunition Velocity
Mass (kg)
Screen radius
Screen deploy time
Screen hold time
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
K.Gr.Rot Nb. 540 6.2 13 5 20 50

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Sd.Kfz.251/22
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
24 20 (+4) (+16) (+23) No


  • Shells are modeled individually and disappear after having been shot or loaded.

Usage in battles

The Sd.Kfz.251/22 with its long 75 mm cannon is great for penetrating the heavily armoured vehicles such as the Matilda and KV-1. The infamous T-34s are easy to penetrate and many infamous Russians.

It can't be exposed directly to enemy fire but the vehicle is good for hanging behind larger tanks, assisting with supporting fire.

Use the long range to your advantage, since this tank destroyer was designed to engage tanks from a safe distance. Being on a hill top or across a lake is perfect for this. Always take into account that the light armour is a downisde and you can be destroyed by even light armament aircraft with basic 7.62 mm machineguns, so try to find some cover when planes are around.

There are not many tanks to avoids in the BR for this tank, engaging more than one enemy at a time is not recommended due the light armor and open top exposing the crew.

Penetrating tanks like the T-34s, KV1s, M4s, Matildas is very easy due to the cannon's high penetration power.

Enemies the Sd.Kfz.251/22 should avoid are the vehicles equipped with fast-firing autocannons like SPAAs or light tanks. Due to their high rate of fire, they can knock out your exposed crew very quickly. Avoid tanks that fire high-calibre HE shells, since the Sd.Kfz.251/22 is vulnerable to overpressure.

Pros and cons


  • Effective cannon even from long range
  • Can make sharp turns while driving at good speed
  • Good forward speed
  • Very good at long range engagements


  • Open top leaves crew exposed against HE shells, aircraft and artillery strikes
  • No machine gun for defense against lightly armoured vehicles and low-flying aircraft
  • Armour is too thin to block even 12.7 mm HMG fire
  • Shells often over-penetrate, causing no to little damage.
  • Sluggish acceleration


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See also

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External links

Hannoversche Maschinenbau AG (Hanomag)
Sd.Kfz.251  Sd.Kfz.251/9 · Sd.Kfz.251/10 · Sd.Kfz.251/21 · Sd.Kfz.251/22

Germany tank destroyers
Pz. I Derivatives  Panzerjäger I
Pz. II Derivatives  15cm sIG 33 B Sfl
Pz. 38(t) Derivatives  Marder III · Marder III H · Jagdpanzer 38(t)
Pz. III Derivatives  StuG III A · StuG III F · StuG III G · StuH 42 G
Pz. IV Derivatives  Jagdpanzer IV · Panzer IV/70(A) · Panzer IV/70(V) · Dicker Max · Nashorn · Brummbär · VFW
Pz. V Derivatives  Jagdpanther G1 · Bfw. Jagdpanther G1
Pz. VI Derivatives  Sturer Emil · Elefant · Ferdinand · 38 cm Sturmmörser · Jagdtiger
Wheeled/Half-track  8,8 cm Flak 37 Sfl. · Sd.Kfz.251/9 · Sd.Kfz.251/10 · Sd.Kfz.251/22 · Sd.Kfz.234/3 · Sd.Kfz.234/4 · 15 cm Pz.W.42
ATGM Carrier  RakJPz 2 · RakJPz 2 (HOT) · Wiesel 1A2
Other  Waffenträger · M109G · JPz 4-5 · Raketenautomat · VT1-2

Germany premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  Pz.II C (DAK) · Pz.Sfl.Ic · Pz.Sp.Wg.P204(f) KwK · Sd.Kfz. 140/1 · Sd.Kfz.234/1 · Ru 251 · SPz 12-3 LGS · TAM 2IP
Medium tanks  Nb.Fz. · Pz.III N · Pz.Bef.Wg.IV J · ▀M4 748 (a) · ▀T 34 747 (r) · Ersatz M10
  mKPz M47 G · Turm III · Leopard A1A1 (L/44) · Leopard 2 (PzBtl 123)
Heavy tanks  ▀Pz.Kpfw. Churchill · ▀KV-IB · ▀KW I C 756 (r) · ▀KW II 754 (r)
  VK 45.01 (P) · ␠Tiger · Pz.Bef.Wg.VI P · Tiger II (H) Sla.16
Tank destroyers  Sd.Kfz.234/3 · Sd.Kfz.234/4 · Sd.Kfz.251/10 · Sd.Kfz.251/22 · 15 cm Pz.W.42
  Brummbär · Panzer IV/70(A) · VFW · Bfw. Jagdpanther G1 · Elefant · 38 cm Sturmmörser