The SdKfz 254 was originally designed in Austria as an artillery tractor RK-7 by the Saurer company for the Austrian army.
The Germans on taking over Austria in 1938 designated the vehicle as the SdKfz 245 and produced it as an artillery observation vehicle.
The vehicle was unusual as it would normally run on wheels when on the road, but the tracks could be lowered to provide a much enhanced performance across country.
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 16 mm - Minimum 6 mm
Calibre Weight MVelocity
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Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.
The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive
and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The
information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre,
the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation
originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.