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SdKfz 221 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen) Armored Car (1935)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 3/12/2011

The SdKfz 221 armored car played a critical role in the early phases of German actions in World War 2.

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Specifications for the
SdKfz 221 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen)
Armored Car


Country of Origin: Nazi Germany
Manufacturer: Eisenwerk Weserhutte AG / Maschinenfabrik Niedersachen / Schichau - Germany
Initial Year of Service: 1935
Production: Not Available


Focus Model: SdKfz 221 (Leichter Panzerspahwagen)
Crew: 2


Overall Length: 15.75ft (4.80m)
Width: 6.40ft (1.95m)
Height: 5.58ft (1.70m)
Weight: 4.4 US Short Tons (4,000kg; 8,818lbs)


Powerplant: 1 x Horch 801 V-8 liquid-cooled 3.5-liter petrol engine delivering 75 horsepower at 3,600rpm.


Maximum Speed: 50mph (80 km/h)
Maximum Range: 199 miles (320 km)


NBC Protection: None
Nightvision: None


Armament:
INITIAL:
1 x 7.92mm MG13 general purpose machine gun

LATER:
1 x 7.92mm MG34 general purpose machine gun

SOME LATE MODELS:
1 x 2.8cm s.Pz.B.41 cannon


Ammunition:
1,000 x 7.92mm amunition


Variants:
SdKfz 221 - Base Production Series Designation


Operators:
Nazi Germany