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Italeri December Preview: 2 New German Light Armored Vehicles

Italeri December Preview: 2 New German Light Armored Vehicles

Italeri December Preview: 2 New German Light Armored Vehicles

December is a time for many to think about the past year, but for Italeri and his devoted fans, it’s all about the future. This December, Italeri is launching two new German light armored vehicles that will get modelers excited. With their detailed features and accurate representation, these two new models will make great additions to any collection.
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Sd. Kfz. 222/223

  • Scale: 1:56th
  • Type: Military vehicles

  • Period: Second World War

  • Country: Germany

  • SKILL: 2

  • Box Dim.: 290 x 190 x 45 mm
  • Price: $24.90

The Leichter Panzerspähwagen (German: “light armored reconnaissance vehicle”) was a series of light four-wheel drive armored cars produced by N… Germany from 1935 to 1944.

The Sd.Kfz. 221 was the first in a series of light reconnaissance vehicles designed to meet operational requirements including reliability, ability to run on a variety of grades of fuel, simple construction, and good off-road performance. However, this type proved too small and too lightly armed, so in 1936-37 a heavier version was planned, using one of two standard chassis for four-wheeled armored cars – one with a front-mounted engine, the other rear-mounted. The latter was used in the Sd. Kfz. 222, which then became the standard light armored car in German army service until the defeat of N… Germany.

Eisenwerk Weserhütte of Bad Oeynhausen developed the vehicles by using the chassis of the type Horch 108 (one of the Einheits-PKW der Wehrmacht standardized designs of heavy off-road car for the armed forces) with an angled armored body and turret.


Sd.Kfz. 251/10

  • Scale:    1:72
  • Item Type: Military vehicles
  • Period: Second World War
  • Country: Germany
  • SKILL: 3
  • Model Dim.: 8,1 cm
  • Box Dim.: 258 x 162 x 38 mm
  • Price: $18.00
The Sd.Kfz. 251 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251) half-track was a World War II German armored personnel carrier designed by the Hanomag company, based on its earlier, unarmored Sd. Kfz. 11 vehicles.
The Sd.Kfz. 251 was designed to transport the Panzergrenadier (German mechanized infantry) into battle. Sd.Kfz. 251s were the war’s most widely produced German half-tracks, with at least 15,252 vehicles and variants produced by seven manufacturers.
Some sources state that the Sd. Kfz. 251 was commonly referred to simply as “Hanomags” by both German and Allied soldiers after the manufacturer of the vehicle; this has been questioned and may have been only a postwar label. German officers referred to them as SPW (Schützenpanzerwagen, or armored infantry vehicle) in their daily orders and memoirs.

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