Panzerstahl 88013 – 1/72 Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma 2.Pz.Div. Normandy 1944
About the model:
* true to scale model made from plastic for highest detail and metal parts
* fully assembled
* markings pad printed for ultimate realistic effect
* historically accurate painted and marked
* including protective case for display
* package comes with open window display
* limited production!
The Sd.Kfz.234 is the successor of the eight wheeled armored cars Sd.Kfz.231 which were developed in the 30’s. These new armored cars had a new design and a powerful engine.
All axles are driven and steerable. The most advantage was the feature of two drivers – one for normal driving and one for backward driving. So they could drive back within seconds without turning, which was an important feature for a recon vehicle that the 234 initially was supposed to be. The weight of slightly below 12 tons and the 220hp engine allowed a top speed of around 90km/h!
The Sd.Kfz.234/4, also called “Pakwagen” was armed with the 7,5cm PaK40 L/46 in an open topped chassis and carried 12 shells for it in racks. The gun could be traversed 20 degrees left and right and had an elevation of -5 to +22 degrees. There were only 89 Sd.Kfz.234/4 delivered from December 1944 until end of the war.