German WWII Sdkfz 232 8-wheel, 20mmgun, gray

German WWII Sdkfz 232 8-wheel, 20mmgun, gray
SKU: 387.72-GR
Manufacturer: Artitec
Availability: In stock
Product Info

Artitec 387.77-GR Highlights:

Model: Artitec's 387.77-GR 1/87 scale German Army Sdkfz 232 is fully assembled and painted Dunkelgrau. All the new Artitec finished models are highly detailed works of art. They are all hand painted and finished using the highest quality resin, plastic and metal parts. Add a few to your collection today before they are sold out. Models are made in small production runs so don't delay in ordering.

Prototype: Beginning in 1937 the Wehrmacht acquired a series of 8-wheeled armored cars known as Schwerer Panzerspähwagen, or heavy armored reconnaissance vehicles. After experience with 4-wheeled and 6-wheeled armored cars, it was determined that an 8-wheeled vehicle would have better off-road capabilities. These vehicles had two drivers with wheels and independent steering at the front and the back, giving them a high degree of maneuverability. The larger chassis was able to accommodate a larger V8 engine and these armored cars could achieve a maximum road speed of 53 mph. Armor protection was deemed sufficient for defending the car’s crew against small arms fire. The Sd.Kfz. 232 8-Rad was manufactured from 1938 to 1943 initially as the communications version of the 231 8-Rad. A large aerial was mounted to the top of the vehicle and several medium-range radio sets were installed inside. The cars retained the 2 cm and MG 34 armament of the 231 8-Rad.

PLEASE NOTE: These models are all handmade and painted which makes every one unique. This means the paint patterns may vary a little and the detail parts like sandbags, turret tracks, antennas, etc. may also be arranged differently. This was also the case in real life. These models are very prototypical.