Sunday 20 December 2015
Operation Winter Storm: Panzergrenadiers 10 – Sd.Kfz. 251/C
Next up for the Operation Winter Storm project is some troop transport in the form of a half-track Sd.Kfz. 251/C, perhaps better known by the name of the manufacturer – Hanomag.
The Sd.Kfz. 251 was meant to transport the Panzergrenadiers into combat. Despite a fair number of vehicles being produced, they were always in shortage and most Panzergrenadier units had to make do with trucks for transport.
The Hanomag had room for one squad of men, who thanks to the armour of the half-track was protected against small-arms fire and to some extent artillery fire. In its role as troop transport, the vehicle was armed with at least one MG 34/42, with another mount at the rear, which provided close-support fire for when the soldiers had disembarked.
Once again this is kit from Plastic Soldier Company. As for the earlier kits I put together there were a fair number of components, and the instructions were very "bare-bones" to say the least, but it went together without any major hiccups.
Another step in the right direction for the weathering ...
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Next up: the final German vehicle for this project.