There were a many great variants in Sd.Kfz.250 family. One was the Sd.Kfz.250/7 leichter Schützenpanzerwagen (schwerer Granatwerfer), which was a mortar carrier. In the rear compartment was an 8cm GrW34 mortar. The 5.61-tonne vehicle also contained 42 spare rounds for the mortar, while a machine gun could be mounted at the rear for self-defense. A crew of five operated the vehicle and its mounted mortar within the platoons of light armored reconnaissance companies.
Now Dragon has available an exciting 1/35 scale kit of the Sd.Kfz.250/7 alte 8cm Mortar Carrier. It is far more than the sum of its components that were previously available from Dragon – an Sd.Kfz.250 halftrack and an 8cm mortar – for it has a many great brand new parts. The one-piece upper hull (from the hood to the rear plate) is completely new, for example, in order to replicate the correct shape and details of this mortar variant. The vehicle interior has received a makeover too, including new mortar base, ammo boxes, seats, engine and full interiors to match the mortar version. There is ample ammunition storage as well. This is a new halftrack variant from Dragon, and it does look different from others that have gone before. For modelers seeking extra firepower and impact, this Sd.Kfz.250/7 is the ideal choice!