July 15, 2010 By:

nº29 – Altaya Schwerer Panzerspähwagen Sd. Kfz. 233 “Stummel”

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Schwerer Panzerspähwagen Sd. Kfz. 233 “Stummel” Pz.Aufkl.Abt 999 Rhodes (Greece) – 1943

Technical details.
3 Crew
1 MG 42 (7,92 mm)
1 Stuk 37 L/24 (75mm)
30mm armour.
300 Km range on road, 150 Km range off road.

Schwerer Panzerspähwagen can be translated as Heavy armoured reconnaissance vehicle, which means a lot of German vehicles during World War II.
The Sd. Kfz. 233 is a modification of the Sd. Kfz. 232, built between December 1942 October 1943, before they were released by the Kfz 234 series.
Around 109 units was built, plus some Kfz 232 that were modified.
The 233 was equipped with a short barrel 7.5 cm gun, KwK 37 L/24 in an open fixed superstructure. A great number of German vehicles were equipped with this gun, after it was released from Pz IV and Stug III, that were equipped with large guns.


Although is an interesting model for war-gaming it has some detail lacks, as the gun itself, and the antennas.

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