Monday, April 01, 2013

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Panzer: Sdkfz 251/11 Ausf C
Very rarely seen in photos, this version of the 251 was specially made for laying out telephone wires  (note the reels attached to the front mudguards) Telegraph and telephone were still widely used means of communication between German front line units in WWII. The location is most likely Russia, summer of 1943 and by then, Ausf C's were being replaced by the newer Ausf D's but a specialist vehicle like an 251/11, which wasn't directly involved in the fighting, could often survive beyond the normal lifespan of a Sdkfz 251. Of special note is the vehicle number painted on the side: I04, meaning that this Fernsprechpanzerwagen served with the 1'st battalion staff, a common practise for highly specialised equipment.
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