My deep Afrika Korps fixation just got fueled up a little.
For a while I was under the impression that DAK used only SdKfz 251 B. I asked about it here few months back and most of the people who answered shared popular opinion, only Ausf B was used in Africa.
Now, I just bought me a Ballantine’s Illustrated History of WW II / Afrika Korps, and on the page 133 I found attached picture. Now, I’m not an expert by any stretch of imagination, but it sure looks like SdKfz 251 C leading the column of DAK vehicles in Tunisia. Single piece nose armor, boxed up air vents and so on.
Now, I would love to hear from any of you who my know some more about Ausf C usage in DAK. Are there more pictures of vehicle in question out there ?
What my be the unit , paint scheme and most of all, what my be specific version of the vehicle ? I’m trying my best making out the registration plate, so far it looks like WH 1260?8.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Once again, the picture comes from Ballantine’s Illustrated History of WW II / Afrika Korps