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Item: DR07577 - 1/72 Sd.Kfz.231 SCHWERER PANZERSPAHWAGEN (8-RAD)

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Germany created a number of successful schwerer Panzerspahwagen (?heavy armored reconnaissance vehicles?) to support its forces. In fact, a whole family of vehicles was based on the Sd.Kfz.231 8-Rad (?eight-wheel?) design. This type of heavy armored car was ordered in 1934, and one of its special features was its chassis that featured 8-wheel drive and 8-wheel steering. This chassis was produced by Bussing-NAG and it offered good cross-country mobility. There were dual driver?s controls, which meant the vehicle could drive rapidly in either direction if it came under attack. The 8.3-ton Sd.Kfz.231 was built from 1936 through till May 1942, with some 607 vehicles produced in all (including the closely related Sd.Kfz.232). The Sd.Kfz.231 had a hexagonal-shaped turret mounting a 2cm KwK 30 cannon plus one MG34 machine gun.

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  • Model: DR07577
  • Manufactured by: Dragon

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 24 April, 2018.

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