35th scale Sd.Kfz. MiniArt’s 234/2 Schwerer Panzerspahwagen interior kit.

35th scale Sd.Kfz. 234/2 "Puma" Schwerer Panzerspähwagen full interior kit from MiniArt.

Is 2024 the year of Puma for MiniArt? MiniArt thinks so with the all-new Sd.Kfz. 234/2 “Puma” Schwerer Panzerspahwagen in 1/35th scale. In our today’s preview, we show the interior in full detail.

35th Scale Sd.Kfz. 234/2 “Puma” Schwerer Panzerspahwagen full interior kit from MiniArt.

Sd.Kfz. 234/2 “Puma” full interior kit.

From MiniArt

1/35th scale

Kit No#35414

Full interior included.

The Subject: Sd.Kfz. 234/2 “Puma” Schwerer Panzerspahwagen

The Sd.Kfz. The 234 family was an armored vehicle developed in Germany and produced during World War II. Sd.Kfz. 234 was the first version and is most well-known. The 234/2 was fitted with a turret that featured a KwK39/1 5-cm tank gun, and a coaxial MG 42.1001010. This armament had been originally designed for the VK 1602 Leopard – a planned Panzer II tank. On July 1, 1942 the switch was made to this armament. Then, on November 2, 1944, 100 vehicles were produced with this equipment. Between December 1943 and the end of June 1944, 101 vehicles total were produced. Sd.Kfz. 234/2 was used from March 1944. The designation 234/2 has been used since March 1944. This subject is in the background. Kfz. The middle ground is an Sd. Kfz. 234/3 8-Rad and an unrecognized armored car in the background.
This version of the Sd.Kfz. 234, with its relatively strong armament for a reconnaissance vehicle, often tempted crews to engage in combat instead of just performing reconnaissance tasks.

The Kit:

We have some nice CADs of this kit providing some details of the makeup of the model.

A a-walk around of the whole armoured car, with the golden parts representing the photo-etch and the blue items shown below showing the options like openable hatches etc.

Take a look at all the options you can access with this kit, the blue shaded panes show everything that can be opened or closed on the kit –
A view from above with the turret removed showing the full engine compartment opened up , with engine inside.

You can also show the engine fully removed of course, but with heaps of internals fully formed such as the fuel tanks and radiator etc.

The top of the hull removed showing the real interior of this kit, every compartment is filled out neatly, radios & crew compartment add to the full engine.

The engine in…

…and out.

A view of the lower hull and suspension, showing the complex drives of this vehicle and the independently turntable axles.

From underneath you see the internal hill roof.

The internal turret parts are shown in this illustration.

The mount and the insides of the gun are shown in this simple drawing.

The Puma’s 5 cm L/60 main gun is moulded in full, showing the whole mechanism here.

The 14,825 cc (905 in3) Tatra 103 V12 diesel with 157 kW (211 hp) is a big engine, and with a lot of ignition and wiring harnesses, you can see that MiniArt has supplied all of this inside the box.

Shaded to show the colours of the engine, the blue parts of course, were not blue in real life!

The radios are an important part of the scout / recon vehicles, and the full sweet of communications including aerials (& cans) are included in the kit.

The open and closed grilles for the rear engine deck are shown…

The “Jerry” cans on this kit are attached with photo-etch.

Some do not like this, but with just the right amount of glue, these sandwich together tyres give you a full tread with no sanding seams involved…

Another feature of this vehicle and correctly of this kit are the independent suspension and tunable wheels,

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