Thursday, November 10, 2011

1/144 Sdkfz 247 Ausf.B - Waffen144

1/144 Sdkfz 247 Ausf.B - Waffen144
he Sd.Kfz. 247 had an open-topped, thinly-armored body placed on a wheeled chassis. It was unarmed as its six-man crew was not intended to fight. Rather it was intended for use by the commanders of motorcycle and motorized reconnaissance battalions, although neither version was fitted with any radios. Its armor was intended to stop 7.92-millimetre (0.312 in) armor-piercing bullets at ranges over 30 metres (33 yd). Photographic evidence shows some Ausf. B vehicles were retro-fitted with a star-shaped radio antenna, mounted inside the crew compartment, and an additional armor plate bolted to the lower glacis of the hull.

Ausf. B

Daimler-Benz built 58 of these in 1941—42 on a 4 x 4 heavy car chassis (s.Pkw. Typ 1c). The front-mounted engine was an 8-cylinder, 3.823 litres (233.3 cu in) Horch 3.5 petrol engine, giving it a road speed of 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph). It had a maximum range of 400 kilometres (250 mi).

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Available: November 2011 (From Waffen14 Store)
Price: $17.60 USD


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