s. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Sd. Kfz. 231) and s. Pz. Sp. Wg. (Fu) (Sd. Kfz. 232)

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Technical Information

Technical details of the six-wheeled versions of the Sd Kfz 231 and Sd Kfz 232.
Büssing-NAG Typ G 31 P Daimler-Benz Typ G 3 A als Pzkw. Magirus Typ M 206a
Crew
Crew 4
Physical Characteristics
Weight, chassis, tools, and fuel 2.35 t 2.70 t 3.00 t
Weight, armor and armament 2.70 t
Weight, total 5.05 t 5.40 t 5.70 t
Weight, total, with crew 5.35 t 5.70 t 6.00 t
Length 5.57 m
Width 1.82 m
Height, without turret 1.70 m
Height, with turret 2.25 m
Height, with antenna1 2.87 m
Track, front 1.55 m 1.60 m 1.69 m
Track, rear 1.37/1.81 m 1.38/1.82 m 1.44/1.84 m
Wheelbase, front and first rear axel 2.7 m 3.0 m 2.5 m
Wheelbase, first and second rear axel 0.95 m 0.90 m
Ground clearance 0.285 m 0.300 m 0.240 m
Wheel width, front 150 mm
Wheel width, rear 2x150 mm + 40 mm 2x150 mm 2x150 mm + 50 mm
Performance
Maximum speed, forward 70 km/h 62 km/h
Maximum speed, reverse2 32 km/h 62 km/h
Road speed 35 km/h
Fuel capacity 90 l 105 l 110 l
Cruising range 250-300 km 250
Mileage (road) 0.35 l/km 0.40 l/km
Turning radius 16 m 14 m 13 m
Engine
Type Water cooled
Cylinders 4 6
Displacement 3900 cc 3700 cc 4600 cc
Net h.p. 60 65 70
Armament
Main weapon 2 cm Kw K 30
Secondary weapon MG 13 (co-axial)
Traverse 360°
Maximum elevation 20°
Minimum depression -12°
Auxillary weapon M.P. 18, I.
Ammunition Storage
Main weapon 200 Pzgr. Patr. L'Spur
Secondary weapon 1500 S m K
Auxillary weapon 192

Notes

  1. Sd Kfz 232. Back.
  2. It was possible to reverse the gears, allowing the Büssing-NAG chassis to reverse at up to 75 percent of the forward speed, the Daimler-Benz chassis at up to 50 percent of the forward speed, and the Magirus chassis at the full forward speed. Back.

Sources

  1. Heereswaffenamt. Gerätbeschreibung und Bedienungsanweisung mit Beladeplan für den schweren Panzerspähwagen (Sd. Kfz. 231) und für den schweren Panzerspähwagen (Fu) (Sd. Kfz. 232). Berlin : Reichskriegsministerium, 1936. 46 p. D 640.