For some time the excellent Ds.kfz 250 had been converted by front line troops for radio control use, also as ammunition carriers and for various other roles. This chassis was further converted and the Sd.kfz 250/9 was born. This conversion was required to be mass produced from readily available components.This vehicle possessed good mobility and reliability and with its front-mounted engine afforded a degree of protection to its three man crew, especially from a frontal hit. The disadvantages were in its complicated servicing, poor acceleration and turning circle, and the noise it made. However, being equipped with tracks far outweighed these disadvantages. The Sd.kfz 250/9 was one of the successful vehicles in the vehicles classified comprising of bodies and other portions mass-produced originally for other vehicles.