The adoption of blitzkrieg tactics in the German Army prior to the start of World War II meant that Germany needed a new kind of fighting vehicle to transport troops around the battlefield in support of the Panzer spearheads. It was in response to this requirement that the armored halftrack was developed during the mid-1930s. The SdKfz 251 halftrack soon became one of the most numerous vehicles in German service during World War II, with over 15,000 produced. This title provides detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to build some of the most popular SdKfz 251 variants in both 1/72 and 1/35 scale. It also includes camouflage paint schemes and markings.