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HG4307 Sd.Kfz. 234/3 Schwerer Panzerspaehwagen Infantry Division
Ulrich von Hutten, April 1945

The Sd.Kfz.234/3 chassis saw little change from the Sd.KFZ.234/2 Puma. What was changed was the superstructure and the top armored plate was removed. With the turret removed it was replaced by armor plates on all 4 sides. A new 7.5cm KwK51 L/24 short barreled main gun was installed in the open topped fighting compartment. 6 Sd.Kfz.234/3 vehicles made up a platoon of the Panzerspähwagen Company to support the SdKfz 234/1s.

On March 30, 1945 Germany gathered any and all available men from replacement units, schools to form the Ulrich Von Hutten Infantry Division. The Division was named for Ulrich von Hutten born 1488, an outspoken critic of the Catholic Church and a supporter of the Lutheran Reformation. He died of a venereal disease in 1523. The Ulrich Von Hutten Infantry Division first saw action on April 12, 1945 against American troops at Bitterfeld and by the end of April had been captured by the Americans at Tangermunde.

Specifications for the Sd.Kfz.234/3
Manufacturer - Büssing-NAG
Production Duration – June 1944 – December 1944
Number Produced - 88
Crew – 4
Weight – 11,739 kg
Length w/gun – 6 m
Height – 2.21 m
Width – 2.4 m
Ground Clearance – 34.9 cm
Armament
Main Gun – 7.5 cm KwK 51 L/24 short barrel
Secondary – 7.92 mm MG34
Engine – Air-cooled Tatra 103/12 cylinder diesel 220 hp,
Maximum Speed – 80 kph