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SdKfz 251/ 9 Ausf A,B,C 7.5cm StuK 37 L/24 (Hanomag)
Ordnance classification - SdKfz 251/9

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The SdKfz 251/ 9 Ausf A,B,C 7.5cm StuK 37 L/24 was designed in 1936, manufactured by Hanomag Borgward based on the existing half track SdKfz 251 Ausf A and was in use from 1937 to 1945.

Photo of SdKfz 251/ 9 Ausf A,B,C 7.5cm StuK 37 L/24 (Hanomag)
SdKfz 251/ 9 Ausf A,B,C 7.5cm StuK 37 L/24(Hanomag) scale illustration

General Details
Specifications
Operational Date(s)1937 - 1945
Ordnance classificationSdKfz 251/9
Quantity Produced0
Weight8 tonne
Crew3
M.G's smalln/a
M.G's large(>10mm)n/a
Length5.85 mtr
Width2.12 mtr
Height2.07 mtr
Engine Details/Performance
Max Road Speed33 mph
Max Cross Country Speed16 mph
Range Road188 miles
Range Cross Country94 miles
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Capacityunknown
Horse Power100 hp
Power/Weight12 hp/tonne
General Information
The SdKfz 251/ 9 Ausf A,B,C 7.5cm StuK 37 L/24 was designed in 1936, manufactured by Hanomag Borgward based on the existing half track SdKfz 251 Ausf A and was in use from 1937 to 1945.

The vehicle was powered by Maybach 'HL-42' petrol powerplant producing 100 HP which could drive the vehicle on roads at up to 33 mph with a range of about 188 miles before refuelling. Its cross country performance was good providing a max speed of about 16 mph and a range of about 94 miles.

Its main armament consisted of a 7.5cm StuK 37 L/24 which could penetrate 62 mm of flat plate at 400 metres

The SdKfz 251 series of vehicles were the first purpose built Armoured personel carriers. The vehicles could carry 10 panzer grenadiers in a small arms and shrapnel protected space.

Armour Details
Turret
Frontn/a
Siden/a
Rearn/a
Topn/a
Superstructure
Front10mm@33°(12mm)
Side8mm@35°(10mm)
Rear8mm@40°(10mm)
Topn/a
Hull
Front15mm@21°(16mm)
Side8mm@35°(10mm)
Rear8mm@30°(9mm)
Top6mm@90°(6mm)
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 16 mm - Minimum 6 mm



Weapon Details
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7.5cm StuK 37 L/24 Blank
Calibre75mm
LengthL/24
 
Ammunition Details
Name/Id Calibre Weight MVelocity Explosive Content
K. Gr. rot Pz(AP)
75mm 6.8Kg 385M/Sec
Quoted Penetration 38mm@500m/30°
Range(Mtr)1002004008001200160020002400
Flight Time(Secs) 0.26 0.53 1.1 2.33 3.71 5.28 7.09 9.17
Penetration(mm@30°) 63 58 53 46 40 35 30 25
Penetration(mm@0°) 73 68 62 54 47 41 35 29
Hit Probability(%) 98 98 98 54 22 6 2 1



7.5 cm Sprgr.34 - short(HE)
75mm 4.4Kg 385M/Sec 0.454Kg explosive
Maximum Range 6250 Mtr
Range(Mtr)10002000300040005000600070008000
Flight Time(Secs) 3 7.09 12.99 22.28 39.01 78.11 275
Burst radius Infantry in open 99% kill3 mtr Burst radius Infantry in open 66% kill6 mtr
Burst radius Infantry in open 33% kill16 mtr  Armour Penetration inc roof at 1 mtr1 mm
An explosion within 3 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 99% casualties - lethal.
An explosion within 6 mtr of infantry in the open will cause > 66% casualties and could damage some AFV's.
An explosion within 16 mtr of infantry in the open will cause 33% casualties.
The blast effect of this shell exploding within 1 mtr of an armoured vehicle will penetrate 1 mm of the tank armour including the roof.

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.

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