From: Cologne, Germany
Also as you noticed 251/1 (1 * MG 34)
SdKfz 251/3 (1 * MG 34)
SdKfz 251/7 - Ammo Carrier -> this one have wrong number - should be named Sdkfz 251/6 - Ammo Carrier and also have 1*MG 34
Could I ask you not to rename the Sdkfz 250/7 to SdKfz 252? Indeed, the SdKfz 252 was an ammunition carrier, but it was an early-war vehicle used by the Sturmartillerie. In the le.Aufkl.Kp.(gp) there were two versions of the SdKfz 250/7: one with mortar and one without, the one without being used as ammo-carrier. Note that the mortar carrier didn't carry a forward-firing MG either (neither in the leSPW, nor in mSPW).
The Sd.Kfz. 250/7 had 2 variants: 250/7 Ausführung A, which carried a 8-cm Mortar "34" and only 12 mortar rounds, as the 250 was a light SPW with pretty limited space, and a 250/7 Ausführung B, which served as ammunition carrier. The B version could carry 66 rounds for the mortar and did not have a MG, the A version was equipped with a MG 34.
Sd.Kfz. 251 models (medium SPW) offered more space, so - for example - the 251/2 (with 8cm mortar) provided enough space for a crew of 8 men, 66 mortar rounds, plus a MG with ~2000 rounds.
In turn, the 251/7 was a SPW designed/equipped for engineers (Pioniere..., 2 top-mounts to carry 1 ramp on top of each side armor, that could be used to bridge small creeks/ditches or trenches). It was equipped with 2 MGs with a total of 4800 rounds, a Panzerbüchse 39 (AT-rifle) with 40 rounds, plus 10 Tellerminen (AT-Mines).
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