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Sdkfz 251/17
Sdkfz 251 17 1
Role Anti-aircraft vehicle
Operators Germany
No. of positions 2
Position 1 Driver
Position 2 20mm gun

Sdkfz 251/17 is a German anti-aircraft vehicle.


A dedicated anti-aircraft variant of Sdkfz 251/1. In order to accommodate the 20mm Flak 38, the rear compartment has been enlarged with folding panels. This also allows the anti-aircraft gun to traverse fully without restrictions.

The Flak 38 is effective against low flying aircraft as well as infantry and soft skinned vehicles. However, it is thinly armoured and the gunner is exposed to enemy fire, therefore the vehicle should avoid enemy units, or at least have adequate friendly support if direct engagement is necessary.

Because of its old, bad basic model and the fact that the vehicle saw only limited service late in the war, it is now replaced by the much more common Opel Blitz and Opel Maultier armed with the same gun in the mod.

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