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Sd.Kfz 251 late Interior photos
varanusk
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 10:42 PM UTC
I am looking for photos of the interior of a Sd.Kfz 251 (Ausf. D) late, the one with wooden benchs, to check the colour of the bench and backseats.
While the early, cushioned, ones were black I am not sure if the late were the same. Do not know either if the wood was painted...

Any help? Have not been able to find anything on google

Thanks!
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 11:54 PM UTC
Seat is unpainted wood. Backrest is black leather.
My source is Squadron's 251 Ausf. D Walk-Around.
Hohenstaufen
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 03:05 AM UTC
Try this site. It covers all models of Sdkfz251, but you should find something of interest here:

http://www.pietvanhees.nl/251/
varanusk
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Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 07:32 PM UTC
Thanks both, the site referenced has a photo of a wooden bench but the backrest does not look black..

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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 - 04:38 AM UTC
What about these views ?







Simpler benches :



H.P.
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 - 06:20 AM UTC
It’s not clear to me that the wooden seats were unpainted. As the vehicle is open to the weather, painting to protect them (as well as it being much easier to paint the wood if the unit was assembled first) does not seem out of the realms of possibility.