Sd.Kfz.232 Schwerer Panzerspähwagen (FU)
7429 1/72 Scale
1 in stock
Germany created a number of successful schwerer Panzerspahwagen (heavy armored reconnaissance vehicles) to support its forces. Among them was the family based on the Sd.Kfz.231 8-Rad (eight-wheel) design. The Sd.Kfz.232 accommodated extra radio equipment and a large frame antenna for longer-distance communication. The armored cars Bussing-NAG 8×8 chassis offered good cross-country mobility and the vehicle also possessed eight-wheel steering. There were dual drivers controls, which meant the vehicle could drive rapidly in either direction if it came under attack. The 8.3-tonne design was ordered in 1934, and both the Sd.Kfz.231 and 232 featured a hexagonal-shaped turret mounting a 2cm KwK 30 cannon plus one MG34 machine gun. Production of the Sd.Kfz.232 ceased in 1943 in favor of the newer Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma.