Schwerer Panzerfunkwagen (8-Rad) (Sd Kfz 263)

By Christian Ankerstjerne

Production Costs

Schwerer Panzerfunkwagen (8-Rad) (Sd Kfz 263)
Price 57 000 Reichmark
Production time 12 months
Iron 12 700 kg
Tin 2.7 kg
Copper 125 kg
Aluminum 77 kg
Lead 77 kg
Zinc 36.5 kg
Rubber 341.7 kg

Technical Information

Schwerer Panzerfunkwagen (8-Rad) (Sd Kfz 263)
Crew
Crew 5
Physical Characteristics
Weight 8.68 t
Length 5.85 m
Width 2.20 m
Height 2.90 m
Armor
Hull, front 8 mm
Hull, sides and rear 8-10 mm
Hull, top 5.5 mm
Turret, front 18 mm
Turret, sides and rear 8-10 mm
Turret, top 5.5 mm
Performance
Maximum speed 85 km/h
Trench crossing 1.80 m
Fuel capacity 150 l
Mileage (road) 0.50 l/km
Mileage (cross-country) 1.00 l/km
Cruising range 300 km
Cross-country range 150 km
Armament
Main weapon MG 34
Auxillary weapon M P 38
Ammunition Storage
Main weapon 1100
Auxillary weapon 192

Additional Reading

Sd Kfz 263 photographs (external link)
Photographs of the Schwerer Panzerfunkwagen (8-Rad) (Sd Kfz 263) at Panzerphotos.
Kl Pz Fu Wg (Sd Kfz 261)
Information about the Kleiner Panzerfunkwagen (Sd Kfz 261).

Sources

  1. PAWLAS, Karl R. Waffen-Revue W 127 - Datenblätter für Heeres-Waffen, -Fahrzeuge und Gerät. Nurnberg : Publizistisches Archiv für Militär- und Waffenwessen, 1976. 248 p. ISBN 3-88088-213-4.