Sd Kfz 247 Ausf A Armoured Command Car

The Sd Kfz 247 was based on the chassis of the rugged Krupp Protze L2H143 6x4 truck with Krupp building 10 Ausf A models in 1937. Cross country performance was not great and drivers were generally advised to stick to roads and tracks. The Sd Kfz 247 was open topped with a thin armoured body capable of resisting 7.92mm armour piercing bullets. Oddly it was not initially fitted with radio equipment. However, later versions were retro fitted with star shaped radio antenna.