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Sdkfz  247 Ausf. A & B

Schwere Gelandegangige Gepanzerte Personenkraftwagen

Sdkfz 247 Ausf. B Replica


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Germany
First Produced/Service Dates: Ausf. A - 1937
Ausf. B - 1941-42
Manufactured by: Ausf. A - Krupp
Ausf. B - Daimler Benz
Crew: 6
Armament: Ausf. B - (1) 7.92mm MG34
Engine: Ausf. A - (4) Cylinder Petrol
Ausf. B - (8) Cylinder Petrol
Miscellaneous Info: The heavy wheeled armored personnel carrier came in two versions Ausf. A and Ausf B.  The Sdkfz 247 A was based on a 6x4 truck chassis while the Sdkfz 247 B was based on a 4x4 heavy passenger car chassi.  A total of 10 Ausf. A and 58 Ausf. B vehicles were produced.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
  Sdkfz 247 Ausf A. 6-Wheeled APC Photo Dave Haugh - Content Editor
Sdkfz 247 Ausf B. 4-Wheeled APC Photos Dave Haugh - Content Editor
    Sdkfz 247 Ausf B. 4-Wheeled APC Photos (Replica Vehicle Owned by Roger Marvel - LaPorte, Indiana USA) Dan O'Connor - Chicago, Illinois USA

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Sdkfz 247 Ausf B. Wheeled APC Information and Photos Axis Tanks and Combat Vehicles of WWII Website

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
Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two (Revised) Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle
German Armored Cars (Niemieckie Samochody Pancerne) 1905-1945

Review by Steve Palffy via Hyperscale

Mariusz Skotnicki
German Armored Cars of World War Two John Milsom & Peter Chamberlain
German Early War Armored Fighting Vehicles - World War Two AFV Plans George Bradford
Panzerspahwagen: Armored Cars Sdkfz 3 to Sdkfz 263 (Panzer Tracts No. 13) Thomas Jentz

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Sdkfz 247 Ausf. B APC Model Kit Sovereign 2000 1/35 Multimedia Model kit.
       
Accessory/Detail Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Sd.Kfz.247/A “Standartenwagen” 6x4 Armoured car conversion (35056) MR Modellbau 1/35 Conversion for Tamiya Krupp Protze Model kit

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Sdkfz 247 Type B Personenkraftwagen (1/35 Sovereign 2000) Model Kit Photos Tom Kondziolka - Chicago, Illinois USA