- Cobi Small Army WW2 Historical Collection
- 426 pieces
- 1 figure -German Desert Afrika Korps soldier
- Bodywork with pad printing
- Completed Dimensions: 7.09” L x 3.15” W x 3.94” H
- Box Dimensions: 15.75” L x 11.9” W x 2.3” H
- Compatible with leading block and brick brands
- Recommended for 6 years and above.
The Sd.Kfz. 250 (German: Sonderkraftfahrzeug 250; 'special motor vehicle') was a light armoured halftrack, very similar in appearance to the larger Hanomag-designed Sd.Kfz. 251, and built by the DEMAG firm, for use by Nazi Germany in World War II. Most variants were open-topped and had a single access door in the rear.
The Sd. Kfz 250 was adopted in 1939 to supplement the standard halftrack. Production delays meant that the first vehicle did not appear until mid-1941.
The vehicle was used in a wide variety of roles throughout World War II. The basic troop carrier version was used as an armored personnel carrier for reconnaissance units, carrying scout sections. This basic variant usually mounted one or two MG34 machineguns. Later variants carried 20 mm, 37 mm, and even 75 mm guns to support the more lightly armed versions (see table below).
Sd.Kfz. 250/3 leichter Funkpanzerwagen: Command variant, equipped with radio equipment and a "bedstead" aerial frame.
Several special-purpose variants were seen early in the war. The 250/3 and 250/5 were command variants, with fewer seats but equipped with long-range radio equipment. These were used by battalion and higher commanders as personal command vehicles, most famously the 250/3 used by Erwin Rommel in the North African campaign. Early versions had large 'bedframe' antennas, which were easy to spot at long range, making them more vulnerable to artillery fire. Later variants dispensed with this and instead used the far less conspicuous whip antenna.
This Cobi historically accurate Sd.Kfz 250/3 command halftrack variant is colored in the tan of the Desert Afrika Korps. The command halftrack is equipped with radios, antennas, tools, and features moveable wheels and tracks.