I'm a sucker for these (mostly) colorful artistic interpretations of reality. I've only scanned the line drawing of Mr. Bruce Culver. And the only one I copied myself from the Internet is the Krupp look-alike from the website of the talented illustrator Vincent Bouguignion. The rest I found scattered on the Internet over the last decade. The aim of this sheet is triple: to document them and to credit the maker or the (book)source and to compare the information.

Period artwork

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Guderian overlooking a river crossing

The spirit of the grenadiers, Gotschke

Maybach cut through

Borgward sales aid

Title page of "What the grenadier must know...

Epique illustration from "Signal"

Infra red photo traces

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Close up revealing gun cable guard and railroad shipping label

Electrical installation at the co-drivers seat

gun sight and drivers visor

Dashboard view

Visor details

Visor on the Panther cupola

front view on the Panther cupola

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close up visor

Periscope sight

Electrical boxes

switch box

visor detail

Illumination tube


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Vampire, the infantry unit

Vampire, the infantry unit

Computer animations

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Clean cut

SdKfz 251 /D /1

The source is:, Mr Takagi
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From a game (which?) a 251 /B /1 with a droopy bumper.

This 251 /C /1 Riveted is said to be from a game, though to me it looks like a small scale model. (who knows?)

These marvelous drawings must have come from a 3D design program.

My guess is Yahoo's Sketchup. A crisp well detailed 251 /C /1. Love to hear who did this huge job!

Ot-810 manual

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The frame. Now who can translate it for me?

Left rear hull construction

Front hull construction.

Nose section

Complete hull with fittings

Someone added the other body versions difference to it

Bare tractor


Fitting the track gives a good view of the entirely different track

Bruce Culver's Magnificent work

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I'm a big fan of this great artist.

These four drawings where first published in Military modelling annual II (published somewhere around 1985)

My copy of it has completely disintegrated.

It's based on the Aberdeen period of the Austin /C /Riv survivor

Book covers

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Squadron Signal's 251 in action

the 251 (By Bruce Culver)

I recognized the illustration from a book I've got, but which?

Ledwoch nr 12

Tankpower vol7


Box art

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Dragon's 251 /c /2 in 1:72 scale

Dragon's 251 /d /16 in 1:35 scale

Tamiya's 251 /d /9 in 1:35 scale, Box side

Dragon's 251 /c /1/7/10 in 1:35 scale

Interior and parts

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251 /c /1 heavy MG left side

251 /c /1 with a box and fuel drum. Said to be a /3

251 /c /7 left side

251 /c /8 looking through the doors

251 /c /9 looking front

251 /d /9 high looking front

251 /c /10 left side

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a radio set from a /3 a /6 a /12 or a /18 (with?)

The same set, in action

the 3.7 cm gun from the /10

a track link

2.8 taper bore panzerbuchse

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This magnificent set is from a book (Which?) doors of a 251 /C /1

Dash of a 251 /C /1

Layout of a 251 /D /22

Sd.Kfz.251 /1 /A

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Sd.Kfz.251 /1 /B

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251 /B /1

251 /B /1

251 /B /1

251 /B /1

251 /B /1

251 /B /1 nice desert setting, is it computer art?

251 /B /1

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251 /B with Wurfrahmen

Sd.Kfz.251 /1 /C

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Nice pen drawing

A magnificent cut-trough, a book cover?

24th panzer Russia 1942

Covered fender


Sd.Kfz.251 /1 /D

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© Maarten Swarts



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Named an observer version.

Sd.Kfz.251 /3 /6 Radio

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251 /B /6 of the 3th panzer 1942 in Russia with a panzerbuchse

251 /D /3 of the 2nd ss panzer

251 /B /6 with SE30, Fu4 and Funk"F"

251 /B /6 21st Panzer Africa

251 /B /6

251 /B /6

251 /B /6 Non standard aerial
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251 /C /6

251 /C /6

251 /C /6 Grossdeutschland Russia 1943

251 /C /6 HQ 9th panzer 1941 Russia

251 /C /6 3th ss 1944

251 /D /3 with 232 aerial(?)

Sd.Kfz.251 /7 to /22

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251 /D /7

251 /D /7

251 /C /8

251 /D /9

251 /C /9

251 /D /6

251 /B /6

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251 /C /10 1943 North-Russia

251 /C /10 /Riv

251 /D /10

251 /C /16

251 /D /16

251 /D /20 80 cm Light

251 /D /22

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251 /D /22

251 /D /22

251 /D /22

251 with Calliope

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Special vehicles

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251 /D /17 tracing © Alfred van Netburg

251 /c cargo idea

251 /D look-alike on Krupp chassis. © Vincent Bouguignion

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