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mittlerer Pionierpanzerwagen (Sd. Kfz. 251/7)

 

 

Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-258-1320-09,_Südfrankreich,_Hafen,_Schützenpanzer

 

 

There were two variants of the mittlerer Pionierpanzerwagen (Sd. Kfz. 251/7) – an armoured engineer vehicle. Gruppenwagen 1, 3, 5 and Gruppenwagen 2, 4, 6 (number means the position in a platoon). These variants differed by the armament and the engineer equipment. Serial production started in 1941 based on the C model. Two 8 ton bridge sections were stored on the vehicle. This vehicle of the C model belonged to 7. Panzer Division. The photo was made during the occupation of southern France in 1942. (Photo: German federal archive via Wikimedia Commons; License: Creative Commons BY-SA-3.0-gb)

 

 

 

 

 

Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-715-0212A-27A,_Ungarn,_Schützenpanzer

 

 

The mountings of the bridge sections were often used to create additional stowage places. The style of the tactical markings on this Sd. Kfz. 251/7 D of 20. Panzer Division is interesting. The divisional sign, the unit characterisation and the tactical sign were painted on a black rectangle. (Photo: German federal archive via Wikimedia Commons; License: Creative Commons BY-SA-3.0-gb)

 

 

 

 

 

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