Uhu, Sd.Kfz. 251/20

Photo from Panther and Its Variants

In order to increase the maximum effecive range of IR equipped tank units, the Uhu was developed. A Sd.Kfz. 251 APC was equipped with a 60cm AA carbon-arc searchlight to which an infra-red filter had been added. The maximum range of observation using a 10x scissors sight was 1500m, and the light increased the maximum range of the standard IR sight to 700m.


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