Spähpanzer Ru 251

germany lightTank VIII Spähpanzer Ru 251

Characteristics

Protection

24%
24%

Firepower

60%
60%

Shot Effectiveness

63%
63%

Maneuverability

62%
62%

Vehicle Details

Weight (t) 25.46
Hit Points 1300
Engine Power (hp) 500
Speed Limit (km/h) 80
Standard Shell Penetration (mm) 135 - 225
Standard Shell Damage 169 - 281
Rate of Fire (rounds/min) 10.3

Historical Reference

The vehicle was developed on the basis of the Kanonenjagdpanzer 4-5 tank destroyer by the Henschel company in 1964. The tank was planned to replace the obsolete M41 Walker Bulldog vehicles used by the reconnaissance battalions of the armored divisions in the German Army. The tank never saw mass production, but some technical innovations were applied later in the development of other vehicles. The total number of prototypes built is unknown.

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