This CZECH OT-810 is a meticulously restored sibling of the German WWII SdKfz 251 half-track. It was imported into the United States in the late 80’s. A lot of work went into it with painting and all the drive train modifications to have it perform like a more modern vehicle. It has done many reenactments over the years, and is set up to represent the German model C and D half-tracks.
This half-track is powered by a modern Chevy 6.5 turbo diesel engine and a manual shift turbo 400 connected to the constant match 4-speed. This makes it simple to work on it and drive. It has a high and low range on the main gear box that allow it to run and drive well. Also installed is a hydraulic steering assist so you can turn the steering wheel with one finger. All new gauges. Fresh base mustard yellow and cameo paint. All the road wheels and suspension are refitted with grease fittings, so the drive and track system can be greased as needed. Everything on this vehicle has being disassembled and inspected and/or repaired if needed.
All brakes and steering work very well. It is easy to drive. The field gear and tools go with the vehicle. No guns are included.
About the Czech OT-810
The Czech army needed a tracked personnel carrier, so they used captured and abandoned German SdKfz 251’s for their post-war armed forces. The OT-810 was created as a replacement utilizing a similar design. Approximately 2,400 OT-810s were built and used by the Czech armed forces well into the 1980s. While many survive today, most were destroyed due to disarmament agreements with NATO.
About the SdKfz 251
The Sd.Kfz. 251 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251) half-track was an armored fighting vehicle designed and first built by the Hanomag company during World War II, and based on their earlier, lighter and unarmored Sd.Kfz. 11 vehicle. The 251 was designed to transport the panzergrenadiers of the German mechanized infantry corps into battle. Sd.Kfz. 251s were the most widely produced German half-tracks of the war, with at least 15,252 vehicles and variants produced by various manufacturers, and were commonly referred to simply as “Hanomags” by both German and Allied soldiers (from Wikipedia).
Located in Pennsylvania. It can be shipped anywhere.