Panzerwerfer 251/1 and SDKFZ 251/10

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Panzerwerfer 251/1 and SDKFZ 251/10

Post by Brian Von Stauffenberg » 03 Apr 2002 20:22

Can anyone provide me with more information about these two models of Halftrack, the Panzerwerfer 251/1 i believe was a Rocket launching halftrack and the 251/10 was some kind of mobile command halftrack, any info appreciated. 8)

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Post by MICHAELM82 » 03 Apr 2002 21:40

Hi,
The Sd Kfz 251/10 was a medium semi-tracked vehicle mounting 3.7cm PaK 35/36.Weight 8.02 tons, crew 5, height 2.17m, armanent: one 3.7cm Pak 35/36 (l/45), one 7.92 MG34 or 42, one 7.92mm PzB39.Ammunition 168 (PaK), 1,100 (MG) , 40 (PzB).From 1940, the 251/10 was issued as the Zugfuhrerwagen to platoon leaders, so as to provide some heavy support.
The Sd Kfz 251/1 Ausf.D was a rocket launcher.
Hope this helps?
There are many sites that may help further like
http://www.acthungpanzer.com

Michael......

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Post by Johan Elisson » 03 Apr 2002 21:46

Facts on SdKfz 251/1 Wuhrframen 40:

Crew: 7
Armament: 2x7.92mm MG34 or 42, 5x28cm Sprenggranate, 1x32cm Flammgranate.

After the campaign in France in 1940, J. Gast KG. Berling were ordered to develop a projector for the Wurfgerät 40, which would be fitted on the mSPW. The resulting vehicle could be traversed by the driver, and elevation of +5° +40° could be set on each projector frame. Firing took 10 seconds and gave the 3rd Panzerpionier Zug heavy bombardment capability up to 1.9km for Sprenggranate and 2.2km for Flammgranate.
Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two

Facts on SdKfz 251/10 (Gerät 910)

Crew: 5
Height: 2.17m
Weight: 8.02 tons
Armament: 1x3.7cm PaK35/36 L/45, 1x7.92mm MG34 or 42, 1x7.92mm PzB39
Ammunition: 168 (3.7cm), 1100 (7.92mm MG), 40 (7.92mm PzB)

From 1940, the SdKfz 251/10 was issued as the Zugführerwagen to platoon leaders, so as to provide some heavy support. Minor variants existed in the arrangement of the 3.7cm PaK shield.
Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two

Ooops! I wrote this without knowing about Michael also writing... :)

/Johan

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Good Info

Post by Brian Von Stauffenberg » 03 Apr 2002 22:30

Thanks, so all the Platoon Leaders of Battalions equiped with SDKFZ would be assigned a 251/10 if it were available?
When were they available from and until?
Also 1.9km with a rocket, that is a long distance, how accurate were they?

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Post by MICHAELM82 » 04 Apr 2002 02:49

Johan,
No problem, your info was more informative than mine!!!
Michael :lol:

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Post by MICHAELM82 » 04 Apr 2002 06:12

Brian,
Found this site and thought it might help with your reaserch?The site has all Sd Kfz makes and here is the link:
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Pit/ ... dex.htm#m1
Hope this may help
Happy Hunting :)
Michael

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Michael

Post by Brian Von Stauffenberg » 04 Apr 2002 09:43

Thanks Michael i will try that link, it always helps when you cant get your hands on a decent book to have a good link. :)

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Post by Johan Elisson » 05 Apr 2002 00:21

Michael, ok! :)

Brian, this is my own personal thinkings just so you know. I suppose that the Rockets weren't too accurate, like the Katusja and R-Vielfachwerfer.

PS. If you play Close Combat 3 (the PC game) you will see how accurate the Wurfrahmen are.. :wink:

/Johan

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Post by Andy H » 06 Apr 2002 11:37

The fitted launchers for 28cm & 32cm were rocket-propelled projectiles carrying warhead of high explosive (28cm Wurfkorper) or jellied petrol (Napalm) (32cm Wurfkorper). Two aiming rods were attached at the font by the engine compartment, to guide the driver in aiming the vehicle at the proposed target. Elavation changes were made by adjusting the baseplates.

The shipping crates for the rockets also served as the launcher when fixed to the 251. The came in wooden (one shot) cases or metal (multi shot) cases.

The rockets were fired with the crew out of the vehicle due to the blastwave from the firing.

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Hey Cheshire yeomanry

Post by Brian Von Stauffenberg » 06 Apr 2002 13:23

Do you know Northwich at all?
I have recently moved from Northwich to Blackburn.... :?:

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