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The medium armored personnel carrier (mittlerer gepanzerter Mannschaftstransportwagen) Sd. Kfz. 25/1.!
This vehicle was built answering a demand from the German army to have a vehicle personnel carrier with some protection and able to transport a rifle squad (schützen-gruppe) so as to maintain the pace of operations within a armored division (panzer).
Due to problems in obtaining armored plates a serie of 305 vehicles without armor were built first (until December 1939) called (mittlere ungepanzerte Mannschaftstransportwagen) whose plates resisted impacts of bullets of small arms and small artillery shrapnel. Then followed the version A (Ausf. A) which appeared in mid-1939 and whose production was allocated to Schützen-Regiment 1 (SR 1) of the 1. Pz Div. To my knowledge only about 232 vehicles of this series were built.
From June to September 1939 the production amounted to:
Armored 11 (June); 32 (July); 25 (August) and 42 (September) - No armored 4 (June); 64 (July); 26 (August) and 55 (September).
Does anyone have any idea if the SR 1 was equipped with armored vehicles only or a mixture of with/without armor? And the other schützen-regiment (SR2 and SR 3)?
Sources: http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/n ... anomag.php
http://odkrywca.pl/transportery-w-wehrm ... 29495.html
Cheers. Raul M
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.