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Visit OTW's German SdKfz. 251 variants review about Dragon Kits # 7223, 7225, 7265, 7280, 7306, 7308, 7310, 7314, 7315, 7317, 7348, 7369, 7371.

Review by Rob Haelterman and Stephen Brezinski.


SdKfz. 251 variants

Info by Hubert Cance

variant name Ausf.A (Rivetted) Ausf.A Ausf.B (Rivetted) Ausf.B Ausf.C (Rivetted) Ausf.C Ausf.D (Early) Ausf.D (Late)
SdKfz. 251/1 SchutzenpanzerwagenXXXXXXXX
SdKfz. 251/1 Schutzenpanzerwagen
Holzgas / Fahrschule
------X-
SdKfz. 251/1 Schutzenpanzerwagen
(v. Guderian)
-X------
SdKfz. 251/1 Schutzenpanzerwagen
"Stuka zum Fuss"
---X-XX-
SdKfz. 251/1 Schutzenpanzerwagen
"Falke"
------X-
SdKfz. 251/2 Schutzenpanzerwagen
(8 cm Granatwerfer)
---XXXX-
SdKfz. 251/3 Munitionspanzerwagen-X-X-X--
SdKfz. 251/3 Funkenpanzerwagen-----XX-
SdKfz. 251/4 Munitionspanzerwagen-X-X-X--
SdKfz. 251/5 Schutzenpanzerwagen (Pionier)-X-X-X--
SdKfz. 251/6 Kommanderpanzerwagen-X
map table
------
SdKfz. 251/6 KommanderpanzerwagenXX
Rahmen Antenna
-X
Rahmen Antenna
-X
Rahmen and Stern Antenna
X
Stern Antenna
-
SdKfz. 251/7 Pionierpanzerwagen---X-XX-
SdKfz. 251/8 Krankenpanzerwagen-X-X-XX-
SdKfz. 251/9 "Stummel" Schutzenpanzerwagen (7,5 cm StuK)-----XXX
SdKfz. 251/10 Schutzenpanzerwagen (3,7 cm PaK)-X-X-XX-
SdKfz. 251/11 Fernschrechpanzerwagen-----XX-
SdKfz. 251/12 Messtrupp- n Geratpanzerwagen--------
SdKfz. 251/13 Schallaufnahmepanzerwagen--------
SdKfz. 251/14 Schallauswertepanzerwagen--------
SdKfz. 251/15 Lichtauswertepanzerwagen--------
SdKfz. 251/16 Flammpanzerwagen-X---XX-
SdKfz. 251/17 Schutzenpanzerwagen (2 cm)-----XX-
SdKfz. 251/17 Schutzenpanzerwagen - (2 cm Flak.38) (Luftwaffe)-----X--
SdKfz. 251/18 Beobachtungspanzerwagen------X-
SdKfz. 251/19 Fernschprechbetriebspanzerwagen--------
SdKfz. 251/20 Schutzenpanzerwagen "Uhu"------X-
SdKfz. 251/21 Schutzenpanzerwagen (Drilling)-----XXX
SdKfz. 251/22 Schutzenpanzerwagen
(7,5 cm PaK)
------XX
SdKfz. 251/? with APX R35 Turm------X-
SdKfz. 251/? Luftwaffe Befehls panzerwagen-----X--
SdKfz. 251/? with 5cm Pak 38-X------
SdKfz. 251/? with 8.8cm pak 43 L/71-X------
SdKfz. 251/? with 2x 12cm Granatwerfer 42------X-
SdKfz. 251/? with Pak 40 and Rocketlauncher "Calliope" - (U.S. service)------X-

If you know about other or missing variants, please, inform me!!!


The SdKfz.251 were made in four versions, Ausf. A, Ausf.B, Ausf. C and Ausf.D.

The Ausf. A has been released in 1/72 resin by Modelltrans and soon by FirsttoFight
The Ausf. B is made in scale 1/76 by Matchbox / Italeri (plastic) and in scale 1/72 in resin by Modelltrans
The Ausf. C and D are made by several manufacturers in scales 1/76 and 1/72 (both in plastic and in resin)
Drawings from internet - owner unknown. Who has additional info about the author?


Drawing SdKfz. 251 Ausf. A

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Pictures from Alfred van Netburg

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Some SdKfz. 251 Ausf. A variants have turrets with a different lay-out (dummy turrets?) - (training vehicles)

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Drawing SdKfz. 251 Ausf. B

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Drawing SdKfz. 251 Ausf. C

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Drawing SdKfz. 251 Ausf. D

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SdKfz. 251/1 Ausf. B - The 1/76 version by Matchbox is Ausf. B
SdKfz. 251/1 Ausf. C - The 1/72 version by Esci-Italeri is Ausf. C

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz. 251/1 Ausf. C SMG - rivetted version

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz. 251/1 Ausf. D

Model built by Zhenmin Han - 1/72.

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SdKfz. 251/1 Ausf. C with 21/38cm rocket launchers

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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The German SdKfz.251/1 Ausf. D as variant "Stuka on foot"

Model built by Albert Chen - 1/72

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SdKfz. 251/2 Ausf. C 8cm mortar-vehicle

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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Model built by Zhenmin Han - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/3 Ausf. C "FLIVO" radio vehicle

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/4 Ausf. C with 7.5cm FK 7M85

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/5 Ausf. C combat engineer vehicle

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/6 command vehicle

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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Model built by Eyton Parker - SdKfz.251/6 with command table - (1/76 Fujimi)

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SdKfz.251/7 Ausf. C engineer equipment carrier - bridge layer

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/7 Ausf. C - with 37mm pak - bridge layer - rivetted version

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/7 Ausf. C - with 12.7mm DsHk - bridge layer

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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Model built by Zhenmin Han - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/7 Ausf. D engineer equipment carrier - bridge layer - with sPzB41

Model built by Zhenmin Han - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/8 Ausf. D armoured ambulance

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/9 Ausf. C with 7.5 cm L/24 "Stummel"

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/9 Ausf. D with 7.5 cm L/24 "Stummel - Late"

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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Model built by Zhenmin Han - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/10 Ausf. C Pak 3.7cm high shield

Model built by Zhenmin Han - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/10 Ausf. C Pak 3.7cm half shield

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/11 Ausf. C telephone cable layer

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/12 Ausf.C survey section instrument vehicle"

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/13 sound recording vehicle - no pictures
SdKfz.251/14 Sound Ranging Vehicle - no pictures
SdKfz.251/15 Shot Spotting Vehicle - no pictures

Note: There are no pictures available. According to some sources, they were never built! Who has more info??


SdKfz.251/16 Ausf.C flame thrower

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/17 Ausf.C with 2cm Flak 38

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/17 Ausf.C with 2cm Flak Luftwaffe version with Flak 38

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/17 Ausf.C with 2cm Flak 38

Model built by Zhenmin Han - 1/72

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SdKfz.251/17 Ausf.D with 2cm Schwebe Lafette

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/18 Ausf. D - observations post vehicle"

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72

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SdKfz.251/19 telephone switch board vehicle

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/20 Ausf.D with infrarot "UHU"

Model built by ? - 1/72 - Japanese website "Studio Oak".

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SdKfz.251/21 Ausf.D tripple AA

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Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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Model built by Albert Chen - 1/72

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SdKfz.251/22 Ausf.D with 7.5cm Pak 40

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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Model built by Zhenmin Han - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251/23 Ausf.D with 2cm Hang Lafette

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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Model built by Zhenmin Han - 1/72.

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special variants


SdKfz.251 Ausf.D "Mauserwagen"

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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Variant 1

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Variant 2

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SdKfz.251/6 Ausf. A with map table - (mobile observation post or officer's vehicle)

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For "Ron van Wiggen's / Missing Lynx forum" discussion of built SdKfz. 251/6 Ausf. A (not B) with map table visit:

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SdKfz.251 Ausf.D with 120mm twin mortar - (Yugoslavian version)

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SdKfz.251 Ausf.C Holzgaz version

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SdKfz.251 Ausf.C armored truck

Model built by Zhenmin Han - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251 Ausf.B with 8,8cm PAK L/71 prototype

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Model built by Zhenmin Han - 1/72.

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Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251 with LeFH 18

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Model built by Zhenmin Han - 1/72

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SdKfz 251/1 D with French APX turret 37 mm long gun

Model built by Alfred van Netburg

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SdKfz 251/1 D with French R35 turret 37 mm short gun

Model built by Zhenmin Han

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SdKfz.251 Ausf.D with Pak 40 and rocket launcher "Calliope" - (U.S. service)

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Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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SdKfz.251 with Soviet 14,7 mm PTRD M 41 anti tank rifle - (Model by Alfred Netburg)

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Field modification Model

1/72 SdKfz 251/1 C with Soviet 14,7 mm PTRD M 41 anti tank rifle.
Kits used: Dragon SdKfz 251 die cast ready model and Zvezda Soviet anti tank team.
Original picture: Deutsche Panzerjaeger part 2 by Schiffer Verlag


Work bench pictures of a SdKfz. 251 with a 2cm gun and the MG 34 from the 8-wheeler SdKfz 231. This (filmprop) variant is used in the 1951 movie "Hotel Sahara" (see first picture)

Model built by Alfred Netburg - 1/72.

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For "Missing Lynx forum" discussion of SdKfz. 251 with a 2cm gun and the MG 34 from the 8-wheeler SdKfz 231 (Filmprop) visit:

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