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SD.Kfz.222/223 WWII Review

SD.Kfz.222/223 WWII German Military Vehicle Review

  • Product code: 15769
  • Weight: 0.15kg
  • Scale: 1:56 28mm
  • Number of sprues: 2
  • Decals
  • Possible versions of the model: 6
  • Colors: Gloss Silver, Flat Rubber, Flat Rust, Flat gun metal, Flat wood, Flat Black, Flat white
Sd.Kfz 221/222/223 were German light armored cars of WWII. The first prototypes of the vehicle were built in 1935 and series production continued from 1935 to 1944, ending with the production of around 2,150 vehicles. The Sd.Kfz 221/222/223 car series was powered by a Horch V8 engine with 80-90 hp. Armament was: a single 7.92 mm MG34 machine gun (Sd.Kfz 221) or a 20 mm KwK 30 cannon and a paired MG34 machine gun (Sd.Kfz 222).
The Sd.Kfz 221/222/223 vehicle series was created as the basic recognition and recognition vehicles of the Wehrmacht, especially its mechanized and armored units. All vehicles had poor armor up to 8-14.5 mm, but excellent off-road properties and high mobility. After 1941 it went even further by refining the Horch 8V engine, which increased its output from 80hp to 90hp. The Sd.Kfz 221 vehicle had a crew of two and was armed only with a machine gun in a rotating turret. A little later, it was modernized: the Sd.Kfz 222, which already had a KwK 30 cannon and a crew of three as its main armament, and armor (from 8mm to 14.5mm) in the front of the vehicle has been strengthened. The latest version was the Sd.Kfz 223, which was a radio communication vehicle armed with a single MG34 machine gun. Sd.Kfz 221/222/223 vehicles served on almost all fronts of the Second World War, especially intensively participating in military operations in 1939-1943.