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Leichter Schützenpanzerwagen   Sd.Kfz.250/3 Ausf. B

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SdKfz 250/3
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The external characteristics of the vehicle provide us with further insight. The upper rear left hand side panel where the antenna base is located shows a panel about 20cm in length protruding into the vehicle interior. This plate is specific to the body of the Sd.Kfz.250/3 Ausf.B or Sd.Kfz.250/5 and provides protection for the antenna cable at the point of entry into the antenna base area. The possibility of this vehicle being an Sd.Kfz.250/5 was discounted early on as the fixing points behind the original internal skins were missing, as were the holes for the various fixing points for equipment specific to the Sd.Kfz.250/5. You may recall the Foundation previously owned a Sd.Kfz.250/5 which is now in a private collection in Belgium. The 6th Panzer Division shield was faithfully recorded and the artwork is a faithful rendition of the original. The original photos of the time of 6th  Panzer show various iterations of the symbol. We have replicated exactly what remained on the rear door to produce the unit symbol once more. Tom calculated that the completed vehicle would have been delivered to the unit no later than October 1944. An unusual feature of this Sd.Kfz.250/3 Ausf. B Aufbau is the ....