SdKfz 250/3 1:16 GPM

A great kit from GPM

The kit

Publisher GPM Very detailed model of the Greif,which was Rommels vehicle in Africa.This 1:16 kit is only out in 500 copies. The print is very good,the fit of the parts are 100%,paperquality is very good and instructions could have been better...I had a lot of fun building this model. The model has a very nice weathering and it looks really good with the lasertracks from DrafModel.
Designer N/A
Scale 1:16
Size 290 x 120 x 150 mm
Parts 1583
Pages 11
Format 420 x 297 mm
GMI 5-Difficult

Pages of written instructions in Polish 1
Pages with parts 7
Pages with drawings 4

Pictures of some of the parts and instructions

Pictures of the finished model

History and information

During WWII, the German Army utilized a large number of half-tracks for various purposes. The Sd.Kfz.250 series of half-tracks in particular featured armored personnel carrier, command, reconnaissance, munitions carrier, and many other variants, which served on every combat front during the war. In North Africa, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was well-known to ride into battle on his personal Sd.Kfz.250/3, which had the word "Greif" written prominently on its sides. This vehicle that was named after a mythical creature will forever be associated with the famous legendary "Desert Fox."

The SdKfz 250 was a light armoured halftrack, very similar in appearance to the larger Hanomag-designed Sdkfz 251, and built by the DEMAG firm, for use by Nazi Germany in World War II. The 250 had 4 roadwheels and a cargo capacity of one ton. Compared to U.S. halftracks, the SdKfz 250 series was less mobile, with unpowered front wheels. However, its tracks made it far more mobile than the armoured cars it replaced, and it was a popular vehicle. Most variants were open-topped and had a single access door in the rear. Adopted in 1939 to supplement the standard halftrack, it was based on the 1938[3] Sd.Kfz. 10 prime mover[4] and intended to carry an infantry section in company with an armoured car. Production delays meant the first 250 did not appear until mid 1941.


Weight 5400kg
Length 4.77m
Width 2.00 meters
Height 2.20 meters
Crew 4
Armor 8-15mm
Primary armament Various
Secondary armament Various
Engine Maybach HL 42TRKM,[1] six-cylinder[2]petrol 75 kW (100 hp)
Power/weight N/A
Suspension Half track
Operational range 300 km
Speed 60 km/h