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German Balkenkreuz

Germany's SdKfz 254 half track

Production

  • SdKfz 254: 128
    • Production: June 1940 - March 1941
    • Manufacturer: Saurer

Specifications

  SdKfz 254
Crew 7
Radio FuG8, FuG4, FuG Spr Ger f
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 6.4 tons
Length 4.46 m
Height 2.02 m
On Wheels: 2.2 m
Width 1.88 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 7.92 mm MG34
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper 15@40°
Hull Front, Lower 15@20°
Hull Sides, Upper 8@35°
Hull Sides, Lower 8@0°
Hull Rear 8@15°
Hull Top 6@90°
Hull Bottom 6@90°
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Saurer CRDv
Cylinders 4
Net HP  
Transmission 5 forward, 1 reverse.
Fuel type Diesel
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Max Speed 60 kph
Cross Country  
Road radius On wheels: 500 km
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two, Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle, 1999
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site