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Early Panzerspähwagen!

Post by tigre » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:54 pm

Hola a todos :D; something more to share..........................

Early Panzerspähwagen (Armored reconnaissance vehicles).

The Kfz. 13 was introduced into the Wehrmacht as its first armored vehicle. As armament, the two-men crew, had a MG 13 with 1,000 rounds of ammunition available.

The Sd Kfz. 221 was introduced as successor in 1935. As armament, the two-man crew had a MG 34 with 1,050 rounds of ammunition available in the open turret. Later, from the outbreak of war some vehicles were armed with the anti-tank rifle 39 or the 2.8-cm-heavy Panzerbüchse 41 in order to improve its combat efficiency. Furthermore, some others vehicles were equipped with a 2-cm-KwK plus a MG 34th, these vehicles were designated as Sd.Kfz. 222.

In June 1929 it had been adopted the previsions for building a heavy 6-wheel vehicle. Three companies started it from existing truck chassis. The heavy armored vehicle was called Sd.Kfz. 231 with a crew of four. The armament consisted of a 2-cm-KwK with 200 rounds and a MG 13 with 1,300 rounds.

Sources: http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waf ... euge-R.htm
http://www.ebay.de/itm/B119-6-Aufkl-R-6 ... 2162003902

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Lunch time; a Kfz 13, a Sd Kfz 221 and a Sd Kfz 231..............................
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A Sd Kfz 222, armed with a gun 2-cm KwK and a MG 13..............................
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Re: Early Panzerspähwagen!

Post by tigre » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:15 am

Hello to all :D; a little more......................................

The first Panzerspähwagen (Armored reconnaissance vehicles).

Production numbers.

Sd Kfz 221/222/223: 708 vehicles at the start of the conflict and 164 more were built during 1939.

Sd Kfz 231/232: 123 vehicles at the beginning of the war.

Sources: http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waf ... euge-R.htm
B117 6./Aufkl.R.6 Sd.Kfz 221 Regiment Panzerspähwagen Sudetenland 1938 Grenze. eBay Auction.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).

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Lunch time; a Kfz 13, a Sd Kfz 221 and a Sd Kfz 231..............................
actually the soldiers were in a Sd Kfz 222.
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Panzerspähwagen on the Czech border in 1938; in the image some Sd Kfz 222 and a pair of Kfz 13 in the backround (in this case without markings)..................................
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Re: Early Panzerspähwagen!

Post by tigre » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:18 am

Hello to all :D; a little more......................................

The first Panzerspähwagen (Armored reconnaissance vehicles).

Sources: http://www.zeughaus-braun.de/militarwis ... fur-feuers.

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Panzerspähwagen Sd Kfz 222 in Memel during the occupation of the territory ....................................... ..
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Re: Early Panzerspähwagen!

Post by tigre » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:14 pm

Hello to all :D; a little more......................................

The first Panzerspähwagen (Armored reconnaissance vehicles) - Eight-wheeled vehicles.

However, the six-wheeled vehicle had no great off road capability, so it was decided to manufacture an eight-wheeled vehicle. The first of the series was the Sd. Kfz. 231 (8-rad) with eight tons. The chassis were designed and built by the firm Büssing in Leipzig. Armed with a 2 cm KwK 30/38 gun and 180 rounds and a MG 34 with 2100 rounds. The serial production began in 1936 and until December 1943, 607 units were built.

The Sd. Kfz. 232 (Fu) (8-rad) was basically the same car, but with better performance in terms of communications and has a loop antenna. In addition, the frontal armor was reinforced up to 30 mm. Ammunition for the MG 34 was only of 1,500 rounds. By July 1942 the antenna was replaced by another of star type.

The communications vehicle Sd. Kfz 263 (Fu) (8-rad) was a command vehicle with a long range communications equipment. The armament consisted of a MG 34 with 1,100 rounds. Behind the crew compartment it had an telescopic mast 9 meters high.

Sources: http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Waf ... euge-R.htm
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Foto-6-Schutzen- ... 1658195379.

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Panzerspähwagen in assembly area, in the picture a Sd Kfz 223 (Fu) in the foreground, Sd Kfz 222, Sd Kfz 221, Sd Kfz 232 (Fu) (8-rad) and apparently a Sd Kfz 231 (8-rad) ..........................................
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Re: Early Panzerspähwagen!

Post by tigre » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:59 am

Hello to all :D; a little more..................................

Sd Kfz 221 turretless as an improvised command car??.

Probably due to the lack or the scarce number of vehicles suitable to the task, some Sd. Kfz. 221 were converted into command vehicles.

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A Panzersäphwagen Sd Kfz 221 turretless, parked in front of the edficio of the HQ?? - Poland 1939 ............................

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A Panzerspähwagen Sd Kfz 221, turretless, ready to cross a damaged bridge, which was repaired by the engineers; it had a windshield - Poland 1939...........................

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-11 ... tml#687400.

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Re: Early Panzerspähwagen!

Post by tigre » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:01 pm

Hello edificio = building :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: Early Panzerspähwagen!

Post by tigre » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:37 am

Hello to all :D; a little more......................................

The first Panzerspähwagen - Sd Kfz 231 (8-rad).

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A Panzersäphwagen Sd Kfz 231 (8-rad) called "Scharnhorst" in an assembly area during pre-war maneuvers ........................

Sources: B109 6./Aufkl.R.6 Sd.Kfz.232 (8-Rad) Panzerspähwagen mit Name SCHARNHORST TOP.

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Re: Early Panzerspähwagen!

Post by tigre » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:02 pm

Hola a todos :D; more............................

Sd Kfz 221 turretless as an improvised command car.

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A Panzerspähwagen Sd Kfz 221 without turret as command vehicle and with a kind of windshield - France 1940 (I think).............................

Fuentes: http://www.ebay.at/sch/1918-1945/28714/ ... nkw=oberst.

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