credit goes to Pierre-Olivier & http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Panzers.html
This website was created to share information about remaining German tanks of WW2. some of the most important contributors to this website :# Rafał Białęcki# "Sander D"# Jens Hill# Alex Pankov# Andreas Platte# Stephen Drew# The guys from the "AFV News Discussion Board" and "Achtung Panzer!" forums Walter Schwabe All the other contributors (and they are so many) that I didn't referred to here, please forget me not to have listed everybody. Authors : Pierre-Olivier Buan etc
AFV FORUM LINK ....http://www.com-central.net/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=73
list is not 100% . for more infos VISIT superb web link above. cheers . petr.
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The Czech OT-810, cousin of the SdKfz 251
The Czech army, desiring an army personnel carrier (the Soviets had none) utilized captured and abandoned
German SdKfz 251s for their post-war armed forces. Eventually these left over vehicles wore out and a replacement
vehicle, the OT-810 was created to replace it, utilizing a similar design and constructed by Tatra and Skoda, both of
whom were involved in the original construction of Wehrmacht SdKfz 251s. Approximately 2,400 OT-810s were built
and used by the Czech armed forces well into the 1980s. It is said that several hundred survive today around the
globe, most being destroyed due to disarmament agreements with NATO.
The OT-810 is very similar in size, weight, and performance to the SdKfz 251. The biggest differences was the use of
an eight cyl. Tatra air cooled diesel engine that replaced the underpowered 6 cyl. German Maybach gas engine. The
hood of the OT-810 is somewhat larger to accommodate the larger engine. The Czechs also enclosed the OT-810
with hatches, partially to help protect the occupants from shrapnel and somewhat from exposure to radiation and
While it is said that there are only about 13 operational Sdkfz 251s around the world, all in private collections, there
are quite a few OT-810s in Europe and the USA, many in use by WWII reenactors. This website has abundant photos
of these in the next few pages. Enjoy.
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