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Sd Kfz 251/9C (7.5cm) “Stummel”.

Mittlere Schutzenpanzerwagen fur 7.5cm KwK 37 L / 24.

Close support weapon for Panzergrenadiers.

Stummel (stump) Because of the short length guns.

En the carried 52 rounds of ammunition for the 7.5cm as well as 2 Machine-guns for air and close protection with an ample supply of ammunition.

Passing in front of a field artillery battery during the battles around Kharkov in early 1943, this “Stummel” of Leibstandarte Division makes an excellent study of the futility of temporary snow camouflage, wearing off almost completely where the engine or gun heat would melt snow or where the dismounting of the crew would rub it off. The Stummel [officialy an Sd.Kfz. 251/9 mounting the 7.5cm L/24 Kwk], a brand new vehicle at this time, was extremely popular because it brought massive fire-power to individual panzergrenadier companies. In the background are a pair of 10.5 cm l FH/18 Field Howitzers and a single Sd.Kfz. 11 support vehicle.

Schwere Panzerspähwagen (7.5cm KwK) “Stummel” - Sd.Kfz.234/3 (8-Rad).

Support vehicle armed with a howitzer cannon 7.5 cm KwK51 L / 24. Only 88 vehicles were produced by Büssing-NAG between June and December 1944, and have been employed in armored reconnaissance companies on both the western and eastern front.