Mittlerer Schützenpanzerwagen (Sd Kfz 251)

Sd Kfz 251/10 Ausf. A near the railroad bridge over the Volga in the Russian city Kalinin (present-day Tver).


Kalinin (Tver), Russia

Sd Kfz 251/1 Ausf. C in Tunisia.



Sd Kfz 251 in Tunisia field modified to mount a 5 cm Pak 38 anti-tank gun. The vehicle is part of a reconnaissance battalion.



German Panzer-Grenadiere (armored infantry) dismount from their Sd Kfz 251/1 Ausf. D in southern Oryol (Orel).


Oryol, Russia

Two Sd Kfz 250/9 driving past two Sd Kfz 251/9 at an assembly point on the Eastern Front.


Eastern Europe

Two Sd Kfz 251/1 Ausf. C in Bosnia-Herzegovina during Operation Kugelblitz (Operation Ball Lightning).

Panzer-Grenadier-Lehr-Regiment 901/V. SS-Gebirgs-Korps


Bosnia–Herzegovina, Yugoslavia

Sd Kfz 251/15 Ausf. D at the Atlantic Wall in Normandy, being inspected by Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt. Also presenst are Sepp Dietricht and Wilhelm Mohnke.

SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 26/12. SS-Panzer-Division


Normandy, France

A Pz Kpfw IV Ausf. H and two Sd Kfz 251 Ausf. D. The Pz Kpfw IV, tactical number 779, is a command vehicle equipped with an extra antenna, and most likely belonged to Obersturmführer Karl Kloskowski. The rear Sd Kfz 251 has tactical number 104, and appears to have been equipped with a star antenna. These vehicles were destroyed in Normandy in late July 1944.

7. Kompanie/II. Abteilung/SS-Panzer-Regiment 2/2. SS-Panzer-Division


Normandy, France

This captured Sd Kfz 251 Ausf. D has been modified to mount a Calliope rocket launcher. It was used by 743rd Tank Battalion.


Western Europe

A Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G and two Sd Kfz 251, one an Sd Kfz 251/17, being inspected by US soldiers. These vehicles belonged to the Führer-Grenadier-Brigade, which attacked the US 80th Infantry Division at Heiderscheid on Christmas Eve.



Heiderscheid, Luxembourg

German officer speaking from an Sd Kfz 251.

German infantry in front of an Sd Kfz 251/1.

Sd Kfz 251/6 Ausf. A or B in front of Hotel Rheinischer Hof on the corner of Koblenzer Straße and Oststraße in Alt-Godesburg

Bonn, Germany

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