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SdKfz 251 Halftrack Icon COH2 Ostheer
SdKfz 251 Halftrack
SdKfz 251 Halftrack picture COH2 Ostheer
Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251 Halftrack
Role Medium Infantry Transport Vehicle
Unit Cost 200Icon Manpower COH2 Small.png 200
30Icon Fuel COH2 Small.png 30
5Icon PopCap COH2 Small.png 5
Upkeep per Minute -8Icon Manpower COH2 Small.png -8
Produced By Leichte Mechanized Kompanie
Primary armament 2x 7.92mm MG 42
Can Be Loaded With Up to 2 squads of infantry
Health 320Icon Health Small.png 320
Armor Front: 9
Rear: 4.5
Max. Speed 7.2m p/s

The SdKfz 251 Half-track is a robust and reliable MG-armed vehicle that offers good protection against small-arms fire and provides a stable firing platform for troops inside.

Transports two squads of infantry. Weak to anti-tank guns, mortars, infantry anti-tank.

The SdKfz 251 Half-track can be upgraded with dual flame projectors for 90 munitions, which have longer range than infantry flamethrowers and set fire to a wide area. However, this upgrade sacrifices the transport capacity and reinforcement ability of the halftrack, but not its minelaying ability (if the proper doctrine is chosen).

Overview Edit

Info here.

Weapons Edit

Maschinengewehr 42 Edit

Info here.

Abilities Edit

Ability Infantry Awareness COH2 Ostheer Infantry Awareness Edit

  • Cost 10Icon Munition COH2 Small.png 10 to activate
  • Activation: Direct
  • Active for 20 seconds
  • Cooldown: 30 seconds

After reaching veteran 1, the half track unlocks the Infantry Awareness ability which detects enemy infantry through the fog of war on the mini map. This ability has a range of 70 in a circle around the vehicle.

This ability is quite cheap to use, but doesn't last a very long time. Nevertheless, it can be useful to plan your attacks or to protect your rear and flanks without using actual units or structures.

Ability Riegel Mine COH2 Ostheer Riegel 43 anti-tank mine Edit

The Riegel 43 anti-tank mine is a extremely potent weapon against enemy armor. It costs the same as the Teller mine, but has a 100% chance to complete immobilize enemy vehicles by damaging the drivetrain. Vehicles that are hit are forced to stay in the same place, making them easy targets for your units. The vehicle can only move again when it's repaired to full health.

Use the fact that the mine is laid by your half track to your advantage. It frees your pioneers up so they can cap points or repair vehicles. Your half track is much better able to drive long distances or quickly move to other areas, especially when it has reached veteran 2.

Ability Panzer Tactician COH2 Ostheer Panzer Tactician Edit

The Panzer Tactician ability comes with quite some commanders and is automatically unlocked on (almost) all vehicles when the necessary command points are reached. Smoke can be a powerful tool, especially in defensive manoeuvres. One of the great strengths of this ability is that it doesn't need a lot of micro like the Mortar or the USF Sherman. When your vehicle is in danger, press the button and for eight seconds the vehicle will spew smoke out of its canisters and conceal your vehicle immediately.

Activation of this ability does not interrupt any move commands, so use it when the time is just right. Be aware that enemy guns can still use the attack-ground command and fire through the smoke. If the terrain is flat and the path of your vehicle doesn't change, enemy guns can still deliver the final blow to your vehicle this way.

Upgrades Edit

Upgrade Spotting Scopes COH2 Ostheer Spotting Scopes Edit

Two Commanders provide the the Wehrmacht Ostheer player with Spotting Scopes. The upgrade arrives in the mid-game at 5 Command Points, where your light vehicles (if kept alive) and the first tanks can start to profit from the extra sight radius it gives. The scopes doubles the sight radius on the vehicle that upgrades them.

Keep in mind that the scopes only grant extra vision when the vehicle is stationary. It can't even rotate in place, so try to support your vehicles that have a fixed turret. Also keep in mind that the halftrack still benefits from the scope while it is laying the mine as it is still stationary.

Tactics Edit

Info here.

Veterancy Edit

Veterancy1 CoH2 Level 1 Veterancy:
  • Unlocks the 'Infantry Awareness' ability
Veterancy2 CoH2 Level 2 Veterancy:
  • +20% reinforce radius
  • +20% maximum speed
  • +20% rotation speed
  • +20% ac/de-celeration
Veterancy3 CoH2 Level 3 Veterancy:
  • +20% reinforce radius
  • -20% weapon cooldown
  • +30% sight range

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