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SDKFZ 221

Light Reconnaissance Vehicle


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Germany
First Produced/Service Dates: 1935-1938
Manufactured by: Eisenwerk Weserhuette AG
Crew: 2
Armament: Main: (1) 7.92mm MG34 or 2.8 cm Panzerbuchse 41 Anti-Tank Rifle.
Engine: 8 Cylinder Horch gasoline, producing 75 hp (55.4 kW)
Miscellaneous Info: The early versions of the 221 didn't have a radio and depended on visual signals such as flags.
Data Sheet Available: SdKfz 221 (MG) Leichte Panzerspahwagen by Dave Haugh.

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Sdkfz 221 Photos Dave Haugh - Content Editor

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
   

Printed

Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
Die Gepanzerten Radfahrzeuge: Des Deutschen Heeres 1905-1945 Walter Spielberger
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
German Armoured Cars of World War Two John Milsom & Peter Chamberlain
German Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #33 Major General N.W. Duncan
German Armored Cars 1905-1945

Review by Steve Palffy via Hyperscale

Mariusz Skotnicki

German Armoured Cars 1921-1945 Part 1 (Pegaz # 5)

Review by Andrew Dextras via Missing-Lynx

Pegaz Publishing
German Early War Armored Fighting Vehicles - World War Two AFV Plans George Bradford
German Light Reconnaissance Vehicles Horst Scheibert
Leichter Panzerspaehwagen (Sd.Kfz.221, 222, and 223) and Kleiner Panzerfunkwagen (Sd.Kfz.260 and 261) (Panzer Tracts No. 13-1) Thomas Jentz & Hilary Doyle
Panzerspahwagen Uwe Feist & Robert Johnson (Ryton Publications)
Panzerspahwagen: Armored Cars Sdkfz 3 to Sdkfz 263 (Panzer Tracts No. 13) Thomas Jentz

Panzerspähwagen Sdkfz. 221/222/223: Wehrmacht Light 4-wheeled Armoured Cars and their Derivatives" (4014)

Tankograd Publishing

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Sdkfz 221 Leichte Panzerspahwagen Model Kit (CB35021) Bronco Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic Kit
Sdkfz 221 Leichte Panzerspahwagen - Chinese Version Model Kit (CB35022) Bronco Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic Kit
Sdkfz 221 Leichte Panzerspahwagen with 2cm s.Pz.B.41 Model Kit (CB35033) Bronco Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic Kit
Sdkfz 221 Leichte Panzerspahwagen Model Kit (82442) Hobby Boss 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic Kit
Sdkfz 221 Leichte Panzerspahwagen with 2cm s.Pz.B.41 Model Kit (83813) Hobby Boss 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic Kit
       
Aftermarket/Accessory Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Width Indicators for German Armoured Vehicles (S35-008) Armorscale 1/35 For SdKfz. SD.Kfz.221, 222, 223, 231, 232, 234, 250, 251 series.
Sd.Kfz. 221/223 Instruments, placards and interior stenciling (AR35330) Archer Fine Transfers 1/35 Decals/Transfers For Bronco Kits
Chinese Tank (AFV) - Part 2 (35003) Decals Best Fong 1/35 Has Markings for Nationalist Chinese Vehicles: Sdkfz 221, Sdkfz 222/223, BA-3, BA-20 and M3A1 Scout Car)
Sdkfz 221 Early Version Road Wheel Set (AB3518) Bronco Models 1/35  
SdKfz. 221 Mirrors (M357141) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 "Peel and Stick" Series.  For Bronco Kits
SdKfz. 221 Wheels - Type 1 (HSR 35076) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin; For Bronco Kits
SdKfz. 221 Wheels - Type 2 (HSR 35077) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin; For Bronco Kits
SdKfz. 221 Wheels - Type 3 (HSR 35078) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin; For Bronco Kits
SdKfz. 221 Truck Wheels (HSR 35095) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin; For Bronco Kits
Sd.Kfz.221 Honeycomb Engine Deck Set (FP-5) Kamizukari 1/35 Laser cut "paper" (really closer to cardboard); For Bronco kits
Sdfkz 221/222/223/260 Armored CarTire Chains (AVM35036)   Minor Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For All 1/35 Model Kits.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Sdkfz 221 Panzerspahwagen Model Kit Photos (1/35- Bronco) Steve Allen - Monticello, Iowa USA