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Panhard 178 AMD-35/PzSpw. P.204 (f)

Armored Car


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: France/Germany
First Produced/Service Dates: 1934
Manufactured by: Panhard
Crew: 4
Armament: Main: 25mm Cannon; Co-Axial: 7.5mm MG
Engine: 4 Cylinder
Miscellaneous Info: Germany used many captured French vehicles during WW II and designated them PzSpw. P.204 (f). Germany also modified some vehicles to Radio Carriers [designated PzSpw. (Fu)] and some to Railway Protection Vehicles.  The final German modification was to remove the turret, add an armored superstructure and they mounted the 5 cm. Kwk L/42 Cannon.
Data Sheet Available:   Panhard 178 Armored Car Datasheet by David Haugh

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
French Panhard AMD 178 Interior/Exterior Photos David Haugh - Content Editor
French Panhard AMD 178 Exterior Photos (Photos from Saumur) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
French Panhard AMD 178 Interior Photos (Photos from Saumur) Dennis Trowbridge
German Panzerspahwagen P. 204 (f) Photos David Haugh
Panhard AMD 178/PzSpahWagen P.204 (fu) Command Car Photos David Haugh
Panhard AMD 178/PzSpahWagen P.204 (f) Line Drawings David Haugh

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
"French Armored Cars: 1902-1945"  By Raymond Surle'mont Armored Car - The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal (Issue #22)
Panhard AMD 178 Armored Car Information and Photos Chars et Blindes Francais Website

Printed

Reference Author
AMD 35 Panhard 178 (Wydawnictwo Militaria #244 Tank Power Vol. 23) Janusz  Ledwoch
A Photo History of Armoured Cars in Two World Wars George Forty
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two (Revised) Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle
"French Protection" (May 2017 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) Sheldon Rogers
"Long Hard Road, The" (October 2016 Issue of Airfix Model World Magazine) [Covers a build of the 1/35 ICM Panzerspahwagen P204(f) Model Kit] Bill Curtis
Panhard 178 Armored Car -Trackstory #2

Jim Pearsall's Review at IPMS/USA

Editions du Barbotin
Panhard Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #39 R.M. Ogorkiewicz

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Panhard 178 Armored Car Model Kit (326) Al-By 1/35 Out of Production
Panhard 178 Armored Car Model Kit (701) Al-By 1/72 Resin
Panhard Vichy 178 Twin MG Armed Armored Car Model Kit (727) Al-By 1/72 Resin
Panhard 178 Command Car Model Kit (886) Al-By 1/72 Resin
Panhard 178 Armored Car Model Kit with 37mm Gun & Renault Turret (852) Al-By 1/72 Resin
Panzerspahwagen P.204 (f) Armored Car Model Kit Dragon/DML 1/35 Out of Production; Re-release of the Al-By Kit with French and German Decals
Panzerspahwagen P.204 (f) Armored Car (Railway Version) Model Kit Dragon/DML 1/35 Out of Production; Re-release of the Al-By Kit with French and German Decals, Rail-wheels and Frame Antenna.  Can be built as regular armored Car also.
Panhard 178 Armored Car Model Kit (7214) Extra-Tech Accessories 1/72 Resin and Photo Etch Brass
Panhard 178 Armored Car Model Kit (50012) Gaso.Line 1/48 Resin; Out of Production?
Panzerspahwagen P.204 (f) Armored Car (Railway Version) Model Kit (50012K) Gaso.Line 1/48 Resin; Out of Production?
Panhard 178 AMD-35 Armored Car Model Kit (35373) ICM 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Proported to be a First Series Production Model.  Tamiya also re-boxed this kit with extras as kit #32411.
Panhard 178 Model Kit with French Armoured Vehicle Crew (35381) ICM 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic. Comes with a vehicle crew set.
Panhard 178 AMD-35 Command Vehicle Model Kit (35375) ICM 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
German Panzerspahwagen P 204(f) Armored Car Model Kit (35374) ICM 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
German Panzerspähwagen P 204 (f) Railway Version Model Kit (35376) ICM 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
Panhard 178 Armored Car Model Kit (3554) Masterbox 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Announced but not released.
Kwk 38L/42 auf. Panzerspahwagen P.204 (f) Armored Car Model Kit (3556) Masterbox 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Announced but not released.
Panhard 178 Armored Car Model Kit (72300) RPM 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic
Panzerspahwagen P.204 (f) Armored Car Model Kit (72301) RPM 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic
Panhard 178 Armored Car Model Kit with 37mm Gun & Renault Turret (72304) RPM 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic; Alternate Turret Provided.
French Armored Car (Panhard) AMD35 "1940" Model Kit (32411) Tamiya 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; ICM Kit (35373?) with Extras
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
25mm Gun Barrel for Panhard 178/PzSpahW P204 (f) (757) ARMO 1/72 Turned Aluminum
37mm Gun Barrel for Panhard 178 with Renault Turreted Vehicle(758) ARMO 1/72 Turned Aluminum
AMD35 PANHARD 178 (1st Series) Wheel Set (35401) Azimut Productions 1/35 Resin & Photo-Etched.  For the ICM Early Version Model Kit.
Panzerspahwagen P.204 (f) Armored Car Detail Set Eduard 1/35 For Dragon/Al-By Kit; Out of Production
Panhard Wheel Set (35065) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin.
Panhard 178 (WW2) Wheel Set (MR-35501) MR Modellbau 1/35 Resin; For ICM Kit
French Army AMD 35 Panhard 178 Upgrade Set and Gun Barrel (MR-35498) MR Modellbau 1/35 Resin and Brass Barrel; For ICM Kit
French Vichy Army AMD 35 Panhard 178 Upgrade Set and Barrel (MR-35530) MR Modellbau 1/35 Resin and Brass Barrel; For ICM Kit
German Wehrmacht P204(f) Panhard 178 Upgrade Set and Gun Barrel (MR-35529) MR Modellbau 1/35 Resin and Brass Barrel; For ICM Kit
Panhard 178 Turret with Zeltbahn Camouflage Net (RE35-426). Panzer Art 1/35 Resin.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider