Product Features and Details
Artitec 87.051 Highlights:
Model: Artitec's 87.051 1/87 scale Sd.Kfz. 251/1 standard personnel carrier is a resin kit and unpainted.
Prototype: The Sd.Kfz. 251 was the most-produced German armored vehicle of the Second World War. It was designed as an off-road armored personnel carrier, able to carry a squad of Panzergrenadier mechanized infantry into combat alongside the Wehrmacht’s Panzers. The Wehrmacht acquired more types of halftracks during the war than any other power due to its desire for capable off-road vehicles. Numerous variants were produced, armed with anti-tank guns, artillery guns, antiaircraft guns, flamethrowers, and even infrared search lights. The primary version was the Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Schützenpanzerwagen (standard personnel carrier); it was armed with an MG 34 or MG 42 machine gun mounted behind the driver’s compartment and another machine gun could be mounted at the rear of the vehicle. Armor protection, which was only a quarter to a half inch thick, was only effective against some small arms fire. Over 15,000 Sd. Kfz 251s were produced during the war and were used on every front.