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1:35 Sd.Kfz. 233 8-Rad with 7.5cm Gun - AFV CLUB

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The term Schwerer Panzerspahwagen (German for 'heavy armoured reconnaissance vehicle'), covers the six- and eight-wheeled armoured cars Germany used during the Second World War. Sd. Kfz. 233 was equipped with a short barrelled (L/24) 7.5 cm KwK 37 gun and based on the open-topped superstructure of the Sd. Kfz. 263 (8-Rad) radio vehicle. One hundred and nine of these vehicles were built at the Bussing plant between December 1942 and October 1943. A further 10 were converted from 263 chassis in October 1942. This variant of the Sd.Kfz. series entered service during 1942 and remained in use throughout the war. They were issued as a platoon of six vehicles in support of reconnaissance battalions. The official name was Schwerer Panzerspähwagen (7,5 cm) Sd. Kfz. 233.

THE KIT:

  • Precisely replicated construction of interior and fighting compartment
  • Hatches and stowage covers can be built optional in open or closed position
  • Accurately replicated chassis and suspension system based on thoroughly study of actual vehicle
  • Highly detailed injection molding driver dashboard
  • 7.5cm KxK37 gun and MG42 machine gun included
  • Metal gun barrel with rifling included
  • 2 types of gun sights included
  • Smoke dischargers included
  • External fuel tank included (assemble in option)
  • Steerable wheels with rubber tyres and spare tyre
  • Photo-etched parts of side storage basket, shading het support system and insulation net included