The Tatra OT-810 half-tracked transporters were designed in early the fifties in Tatra koprivnice, Czechoslovakia, and produced until 1963. Based on German half-tracked Sdkfz. 251. Recently, many of the OT-810 have been turned into WWII like Sdkfz carriers.
Excellent running condition. Very reliable with recent fuel system overhaul. Track retains its using dual exhaust system to maintain function as designed but with right side muffler hidden under fender.
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.
This is an excellent external conversion to Sd.kfz.251/1 ausf. D track with a great amount of attention to detail.
The track is in a post D-Day Normandy SS cammo scheme currently. Attention to fine details of bolt placement, welds, seams, tow hitch, front tires etc... Correctly functioning rear AA mount. There has been NO conversion of interior.
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