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Sd.Kfz. stands for Sonderkraftfahrzeug or "special-purpose vehicle". Sd.Kfz. designations were assigned to armored vehicles and other vehicles placed in military service for a specific purpose by Nazi Germany prior to and throughout World War II.

Sd.Kfz. numbers[edit | edit source]

To 99: Tractors, cars, motorcycles, trucks and other non-armoured vehicles
100-199: Tanks
200-299: Reconnaissance and infantry fighting vehicles
From 300: Minesweepers and cargo carriers[1]

Designations[edit | edit source]

  • Sd.Kfz. 2 (Kettenkrad light halftrack "tracked motorcycle")

    Sd.Kfz. 2

    • SdKfz 2/1 (Field cable-laying variant for long distance field cable "Feldfernkabel")
    • SdKfz 2/2 (Field cable-laying variant for heavy field cable "Schweres Feldkabel")
  • SdKfz 3
    • Gepanzerter Mannschaftstransportwagen (MTW) - unarmed armoured car /personnel carrier of the 1920s.[2]
  • SdKfz 3 (Maultier) half track cargo vehicle

    Sd.Kfz. 3 (Maultier)

    • SdKfz 3a (Maultier based on 2 ton Opel trucks)
    • SdKfz 3b (Maultier based on 2 ton Ford trucks)
    • SdKfz 3c (Maultier based on 2 ton KHD trucks)
  • SdKfz 4 (Maultier based on 4.5 ton trucks)
    • SdKfz 4/1 (Maultier with 15 cm Nebelwerfer 42 rocket launcher)
  • SdKfz 6 (5 ton medium halftrack for the engineers)

    Sd.Kfz. 6

    • SdKfz 6/1 (5 ton medium halftrack for the artillery)
    • SdKfz 6/2 (self-propelled 37 mm antiaircraft gun)
  • SdKfz 7 (8 ton medium halftrack)
    • SdKfz 7/1 (self-propelled 20 mm quad antiaircraft gun)
    • SdKfz 7/2 (self-propelled 37 mm antiaircraft gun)
  • SdKfz 8 (12 ton heavy halftrack)

    Sd.Kfz. 8

  • SdKfz 9 (18 ton heavy halftrack)
    • SdKfz 9/1 (halftrack mounted 6 ton crane)
    • SdKfz 9/2 (halftrack mounted 10 ton crane)
  • SdKfz 10 (1 ton light halftrack)

    Sd.Kfz. 10

    • SdKfz 10/1 (light gas detection vehicle)
    • SdKfz 10/2 (light decontamination vehicle)
    • SdKfz 10/3 (light decontamination sprayer vehicle)
    • SdKfz 10/4 (self-propelled 20 mm Flak 30 antiaircraft gun)
    • SdKfz 10/5 (self-propelled 20 mm Flak 38 antiaircraft gun)
  • SdKfz 11 (3 ton light halftrack)

    Sd.Kfz. 11

    • SdKfz 11/1 (smoke-generation vehicle)
    • SdKfz 11/2 (medium decontamination vehicle)
    • SdKfz 11/3 (medium decontamination spraying vehicle)
    • SdKfz 11/4 (smoke-generation vehicle)
    • SdKfz 11/5 (medium gas detection vehicle)
  • SdKfz 101 (Panzer I Ausf. A/B light tank)
  • SdKfz 111 (Panzer I ammunition carrier variant)
  • SdKfz 121 (Panzer II Ausf. A to F light tank)
  • SdKfz 122 (Panzer II "Flammingo" flamethrower tank)
  • SdKfz 123 (Panzer II Ausf. L "Luchs" reconnaissance tank)
  • SdKfz 124 (Wespe self-propelled 105 mm artillery)
  • SdKfz 131 (Marder II self-propelled 75 mm antitank gun)
  • SdKfz 132 (Marder II self-propelled 76.2 mm antitank gun )
  • SdKfz 135 (captured Lorraine Tracteur Blindé tracked carrier)
    • SdKfz 135/1 (self-propelled 150 mm howitzer)
  • SdKfz 138 (Marder III self-propelled 75 mm antitank gun)

    Sd.Kfz. 138

    • SdKfz 138/1 (Grille self-propelled 150 mm infantry gun)
    • SdKfz 138/2 (Hetzer tank destroyer based on the Panzer 38(t) chassis)
  • SdKfz 139 (Marder III self-propelled 76.2 mm antitank gun)
  • SdKfz 140 (Flakpanzer 38(t) self-propelled 20 mm anti-aircraft gun on a Panzer 38(t) chassis)
    • SdKfz 140/1 (armored reconnaissance vehicle based on the Panzer 38(t))
  • SdKfz 141 (Panzer III medium tank with 37 mm or 50 mm L/42 main gun)

    Sd.Kfz. 141

    • SdKfz 141/1 (Panzer III medium tank with 50 mm L/60 main gun)
    • SdKfz 141/2 (Panzer III medium tank with 75 mm L/24 main gun)
  • SdKfz 142 (StuG III assault gun with 75 mm L/24 main gun)
    • SdKfz 142/1 (StuG III assault gun with 75 mm L/43 or L/48 main gun)
    • SdKfz 142/2 (StuH 42 assault gun with 105 mm L/28 main gun)
  • SdKfz 143 (Panzer III based artillery observation post)
  • SdKfz 161 (Panzer IV medium tank with 75 mm L/24 main gun)

    Sd.Kfz. 161

    • SdKfz 161/1 (Panzer IV medium tank with 75 mm L/43 main gun)
    • SdKfz 161/2 (Panzer IV medium tank with 75 mm L/48 main gun)
    • SdKfz 161/3 (Möbelwagen self-propelled 37 mm antiaircraft gun)
    • SdKfz 161/4 (Wirbelwind self-propelled 20 mm x 4 antiaircraft gun)
  • SdKfz 162 (Panzer IV based tank destroyer with 75 mm L/48 main gun) Jagdpanzer IV
  • SdKfz 164 (Nashorn tank destroyer with 88 mm L/71 main gun)
  • SdKfz 165 (Hummel self-propelled 150 mm artillery)
    • SdKfz 165/1 (self-propelled 105 mm artillery)
  • SdKfz 166 (Brummbär self-propelled 150 mm infantry gun)
  • SdKfz 167 (StuG IV assault gun with 75 mm L/48 main gun)
  • SdKfz 171 (Panther tank main battle tank)

    Sd.Kfz. 171

  • SdKfz 172 (Panther tank proposed assault gun variant)
  • SdKfz 173 (Jagdpanther tank destroyer)
  • SdKfz 179 (Bergepanther recovery variant)
  • SdKfz 181 (Tiger I heavy tank)
  • SdKfz 182 (Tiger II heavy tank)
  • SdKfz 184 (Elefant tank destroyer)
  • SdKfz 185 (Jagdtiger tank destroyer with 88 mm L/71 main gun)
  • SdKfz 186 (Jagdtiger tank destroyer with 128 mm L/55 main gun)
  • SdKfz 205 (Panzer VIII Maus super heavy tank - only reached prototype stage)
  • SdKfz 221 (Leichter Panzerspähwagen with 7.92 mm machinegun)
  • SdKfz 222 (Leichter Panzerspähwagen with 20 mm L/55 main gun)
  • SdKfz 223 (Leichter Panzerspähwagen with radio gear)
  • SdKfz 231 6-rad (Schwerer Panzerspähwagen (6 wheel) with 20 mm L/55 main gun)

    Sd.Kfz. 231

  • SdKfz 231 8-rad (Schwerer Panzerspähwagen (8 wheel) with 20 mm L/55 main gun)
  • SdKfz 232 6-rad (Schwerer Panzerspähwagen (6 wheel) with radio gear)
  • SdKfz 232 8-rad (Schwerer Panzerspähwagen (8 wheel) with radio gear)
  • SdKfz 233 (Schwerer Panzerspähwagen with 75 mm L/24 gun)
  • SdKfz 234 (Schwerer Panzerspähwagen)
    • SdKfz 234/1 (Schwerer Panzerspähwagen with 20 mm L/55 gun)
    • SdKfz 234/2 (Schwerer Panzerspähwagen with 50 mm L/60 gun)
    • SdKfz 234/3 (Schwerer Panzerspähwagen with 75 mm L/24 gun)
    • SdKfz 234/4 (Schwerer Panzerspähwagen with 75 mm L/46 gun)
  • SdKfz 247 (armored staff car)
  • SdKfz 250 (armored light halftrack)
    • SdKfz 250/1 (light armored halftrack with communications gear)

      Sd.Kfz. 250

    • SdKfz 250/2 (light armored halftrack with cable-laying gear)
    • SdKfz 250/3 (light armored halftrack with radio gear)
    • SdKfz 250/4 (light armored halftrack with twin antiaircraft machineguns)
    • SdKfz 250/5 (light armored halftrack observation post)
    • SdKfz 250/6 (light armored halftrack reconnaissance vehicle)
    • SdKfz 250/7 (light armored halftrack mortar carrier)
    • SdKfz 250/8 (light armored halftrack with 75 mm L/24 gun)
    • SdKfz 250/9 (light armored halftrack with 20 mm L/55 gun)
    • SdKfz 250/10 (light armored halftrack with 37 mm antitank gun)
    • SdKfz 250/11 (light armored halftrack with 28 mm antitank gun)
    • SdKfz 250/12 (light armored halftrack for survey crews)
  • SdKfz 251 (medium armored halftrack)

    Sd.Kfz. 251

    • SdKfz 251/1 (medium armored halftrack with communications gear)
    • SdKfz 251/2 (medium armored halftrack mortar carrier)
    • SdKfz 251/3 (medium armored halftrack with radio gear)
    • SdKfz 251/4 (medium armored halftrack tractor for infantry guns)
    • SdKfz 251/5 (medium armored halftrack for engineers)
    • SdKfz 251/6 (medium armored halftrack command post)
    • SdKfz 251/7 (medium armored halftrack for engineers)
    • SdKfz 251/8 (medium armored halftrack ambulance)
    • SdKfz 251/9 (medium armored halftrack with 75 mm L/24 gun)
    • SdKfz 251/10 (medium armored halftrack with 37 mm antitank gun)
    • SdKfz 251/11 (medium armored halftrack with telephone equipment)
    • SdKfz 251/12 (medium armored halftrack with survey gear)
    • SdKfz 251/13 (medium armored halftrack with artillery sound recording gear)
    • SdKfz 251/14 (medium armored halftrack with artillery sound ranging gear)
    • SdKfz 251/15 (medium armored halftrack with artillery flash spotting gear)
    • SdKfz 251/16 (medium armored halftrack with flamethrower)
    • SdKfz 251/17 (medium armored halftrack with 20 mm L/55 gun)
    • SdKfz 251/18 (medium armored halftrack observation post)
    • SdKfz 251/19 (medium armored halftrack with telephone exchange gear)
    • SdKfz 251/20 (medium armored halftrack with infrared searchlight)
    • SdKfz 251/21 (medium armored halftrack with triple MG151 15 mm or 20 mm guns)
    • SdKfz 251/22 (medium armored halftrack with 75 mm L/46 Pak-40 gun)
    • SdKfz 251/23 (medium armored halftrack reconnaissance vehicle - possibly never produced. Was to have a 20mm gun in turret similar to SdKfz 234/1)
  • SdKfz 252 (light halftrack ammunition carrier)
  • SdKfz 253 (light halftrack observation post)
  • SdKfz 254 (medium track or wheel observation post)
  • SdKfz 260 (light armored radio car)
  • SdKfz 261 (light armored radio car)

    Sd.Kfz. 261

  • SdKfz 263 6-rad (heavy armored radio car - 6 wheel)
  • SdKfz 263 8-rad (heavy armored radio car - 8 wheel)
  • SdKfz 265 (Panzer I command tank)
  • SdKfz 266 (Panzer III command tanks with FuG 6 and FuG 2 radios)
  • SdKfz 267 (Panzer III, Panther tank, and Tiger I command tanks with FuG 6 and FuG 8 radios)
  • SdKfz 268 (Panzer III, Panther tank, and Tiger I command tanks with FuG 6 and FuG 7 radios)
  • SdKfz 300 (Minenräumwagen remote-control mine destroyer)
  • SdKfz 301 (Borgward B IV heavy remote-control demolition layer)
  • SdKfz 302 (Goliath vehicle light remote-control demolition vehicle)
  • SdKfz 303 (Goliath vehicle light remote-control demolition vehicle)

    Sd.Kfz. 303

  • SdKfz 304 (Springer vehicle medium remote-control demolition vehicle)
  • SdKfz 305 (Opel Blitz 3 ton 4x2 Truck)

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Achtung Panzer, Captured/Foreign Equipment Registry (removed page)
  2. http://www.achtungpanzer.com/gepanzerter-mannschaftstransportwagen-mtw-sdkfz3.htm

External links[edit | edit source]


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