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

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
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

Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Panhard 178 Armored Car Model Kit (326)

Ray Mehlberger's Review at CyberModeler Online

Al-By 1/35 Out of Production
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.
Panzerspahwagen P.204 (f) Armored Car Detail Set Eduard 1/35 For Dragon/Al-By Kit; Out of Production
Panhard 178 Armored Car Model Kit (3554) Masterbox 1/35  
Kwk 38L/42 auf. Panzerspahwagen P.204 (f) Armored Car Model Kit (3556) Masterbox 1/35  
Panhard Wheel Set (35065) Hussar Productions 1/35  
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 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
Panhard 178 Armored Car Model Kit (7214) Extra-Tech Accessories 1/72 Resin and Photo Etch Brass
Panhard 178 Armored Car Model Kit (72300)

Glenn Porter's Review at Hyperscale

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.
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

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider