- For the Steel Division II unit see SD2:Sd.Kfz. 250/7
Sd.Kfz. 250/7 is a German Artillery unit.
Leichter Gepanzerte Kraftswagen (Light Armored Truck) was developed by combining a Sd.Kfz. 10 chassis modified by Demag with an armored body produced by Bussing-NAG. The goal was to provide armored divisions with a multipurpose armored halftrack, capable of keeping pace with them and affording its occupants a degree of protection. The design was finalized in 1941, after two years of work, and the vehicle entered production. Over 4000 were produced before a modified version (designated as Neu, New) was introduced in 1943, with a simplified armored body and slightly reduced weight. 2000 were produced.
The 250/7 variant was inspired by the success of the Sd.Kfz. 251/2, mated to a 8 cm schwere Granatenwerfer 34. By adding a strengthened floor and removing the frontal MG mount, the mortar could be used from inside the vehicle, providing the Nazi military with a fast, all-terrain artillery platform.
The Sd.Kfz. 250/7 is a general purpose mortar half-track. Use it as you would any mortar, and keep in mind that although it is practically immune to counter-battery fire, it lacks a machine gun.