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Vehicle:Sdkfz 251 Halftrack

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Sdkfz 251 Halftrack
Image:vehicle_axis_halftrack.png Health 315 Max Speed 6.5 Sight 35
Cost image:Manpower.png220image:Fuel.png20 Acceleration 2 Detection 0/0
Time 30 Deceleration 3
Hotkey: H Population 4 Rotation 50 Target Type vehicle_251
Upkeep 5.376 Crush Human Critical Type vehicle_halftrack
Crush Mode Rear Damage Enabled false

   Sdkfz 251 Halftrack Veterancy



  • The halftrack can hold up to 3 squads or 12 men.
  • The halftrack can be garrisoned to spawn two vehicle mounted MG42 gunners.
  • Walking Stuka incendiary rockets are effective against vehicles and buildings, and causes sustained damage to infantry hit. Also, the Walking Stuka has the most precise barrage of any Wehrmacht unit.
  • The Flammenwerfer upgrade equips the halftrack with two flamethrowers that can shoot on two individual targets or can be set to fire on only one target for double the damage, but you have to position it right for both the flame throwers to fire on a single target. This weapon is extremely effective at clearing garrisoned structures or trenches.
  • Squads can reinforce from a Halftrack, even if it has been transformed into a Flammenwerfer Halftrack or a Walking Stuka.


The Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251 (SdKfz 251) half-track was an armored fighting vehicle designed and first built by Nazi Germany's Hanomag company during World War II. They were produced throughout the war. The early production models of this vehicle were issued to the 1st Panzer Division in 1939. There were four main models (A - D), with many variants. The initial idea was for a vehicle that could be used to transport a squad of infantry to the battlefield protected from enemy small arms fire, and with some protection from artillery fire. The open top meant that the crew was still vulnerable, especially to high explosive rounds and shell fragments.

The first two models were produced in small numbers. The C variant had a larger production run, but was a quite complex vehicle to build, involving many angled plates that gave reasonable protection from small arms fire. The D version utilized a much simpler design, and can be easily recognized by its single piece sloping rear (with flat doors).

The standard personnel carrier version was equipped with a 7.92 mm MG34 or MG42 machine gun mounted at the front of the open compartment, above and behind the driver. A second machine gun was usually mounted at the rear on an anti-aircraft mount.

In Company of Heroes it is possible to upgrade the Halftrack to the 251/1-II, or walking Stuka, armed with 6 side mounted rocket launchers; or the Sdkfz 251/16, or Flammpanzerwagen, that has 2 mounted flame throwers.

Built From

   Krieg Barracks


Doctrinal Abilities



Vehicle Abilities

   Vehicle Cover


Vehicle Upgrades



   Walking Stuka


Vehicle Weapons

   MG42 Vehicle


   Flammenwerfer Halftrack


   Stuka Rocket