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SDKFZ 222 Armored Car


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Germany
First Produced/Service Dates: 1936-1943
Manufactured by: Weserhutte, Schichau, MNH, Bussig-NAG
Crew: 3
Armament: Main: 2cm KwK30 or 38 L/55; Secondary: 7.92mm MG34
Engine: 8 Cylinder Horch 3.5L or 3.8L
Miscellaneous Info: This vehicle is the basis for the Sdkfz 223 fu (Radio) Car
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
CAD Drawing Above Bruce Crosby - Swindon, Wiltshire UK
Sdkfz 222 Photos from the 2005 War & Peace Show - Beltring, UK Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Sdkfz 222 Armored Car Interior Photos and Information Unknown
Sdkfz 222 Armored Car Photos from the Jacques Littlefield Military Vehicle Collection Neil Mishalov's Photo Gallery 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 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 Armored Cars and Reconnaissance Halftracks (Osprey New Vanguard #29)

Review by John Prigent via Missing-Lynx

Bryan Perrett
German Armored Cars of World War Two John Milsom & Peter Chamberlain
German Early War Armored Fighting Vehicles - World War Two AFV Plans George Bradford
German Light Reconnaissance Vehicles Horst Scheibert

"Into the Archives: German Wartime Vehicles" (February 2011 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

James Payne
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
Panzerspahwagen (2cm) Sdkfz 222 Car Photo Detail CD (#17) CD-ROM Chris Hughes (Toadman's Tank Pictures)

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

Tankograd Publishing

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 222 Armored Car Kit (82442) Hobby Boss 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic;
SDKFZ 222 Armored Car Kit (1st Series)(83815) Hobby Boss 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic;
SDKFZ 222 Armored Car Kit Tamiya 1/35 Plastic; VERY old model.  Decent, but needs a lot of work.
SDKFZ 222 Armored Car Kit with Photo-Etch (35270) Tamiya 1/35 Same as kit above, but with bonus PE set and Aluminum Gun Barrel.
SDKFZ 222 Armored Car Kit "North African Front" (35286) Tamiya 1/35 Same as kits above, but with new figures and DKW NZ350 motorcycle.
SDKFZ 222 Armored Car Kit (35043) Tristar 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic;
SdKfz 222 Armored Recon Car Kit (48191) ICM 1/48 Plastic
German Reconnaissance Set (Sdkfz 222 & Kubelwagen Kits) Airfix 1/72 Plastic
SdKfz 222 Armored Recon Car Kit ICM 1/72 Plastic
SdKfz 222 Armored Recon Car Kit Fujimi 1/76 Plastic
       
Accessory/Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Sd.Kfz. 221/223 Instruments, placards and interior stenciling (AR35330) Archer Fine Transfers 1/35 Decals/Transfers For Bronco Kits but can be used with Hobby Boss models as well.
Width Indicators for German Armoured Vehicles (S35-008) Armorscale 1/35 For SdKfz. SD.Kfz.221, 222, 223, 231, 232, 234, 250, 251 series.
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 222/223 Accessory Set (T35003) Black Dog 1/35 Resin
SDKFZ 222 Detail Set Eduard Accessories 1/35  
2cm Hangelafette 38 Universal Turret Set (35A021) Griffon Models 1/35 Brass PE set; For Tamiya Sdkfz 222 and Dragon 234/1 Kits.
SdKfz 222 Armored Recon Car Kit Detail Set (48-251) Hauler 1/48 Brass PE set; For ICM Kit.
SdKfz 222 Armored Recon Car Turret (48-250) Hauler 1/48 Brass PE set; For ICM Kit.
SdKfz 222 Armored Recon Car Grill/Mesh Screen Set (48-249) Hauler 1/48 Brass PE set; For ICM Kit.
Sdkfz 222 Type 1 Wheel Set (35087) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin.  For Tristar Model Kit
Sdkfz 222 Type 2 Wheel Set (35088) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin.  For Tristar Model Kit
2cm KwK 30 Gun Barrel Jordi Rubio Accessories 1/35 Turned Aluminum
2cm KwK 38 Gun Barrel Jordi Rubio Accessories 1/35 Turned Aluminum
Sdkfz. 222 Stowage Set (LF1274) Legend Productions 1/35 Resin.
Sdkfz 222 Panzerspahwagen Super Detail Set (LAS 35006) Lion Roar 1/35 Brass set includes gun barrel; For Tamiya Kit.
Sd.Kfz.222 Honeycomb Engine Deck Set (FP-4) Kamizukari 1/35 Laser cut "paper" (really closer to cardboard); For Tamiya kit
Sd.Kfz.222 Honeycomb Engine Deck set (FP-9) Kamizukuri 1/35 Laser cut "paper" (really closer to cardboard); For Tristar Kit.
Sd.Kfz.222 Honeycomb Engine Deck set (FP-10) Kamizukuri 1/35 Laser cut "paper" (really closer to cardboard); For Hobby Boss Kit.
Sdfkz 221/222/223/260 Armored CarTire Chains (AVM35036)   Minor Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For All 1/35 Model Kits.
2cm KwK 30 Gun Barrel New Connection 1/35 Turned Aluminum
2cm KwK 38 Gun Barrel New Connection 1/35 Turned Aluminum
Sd.Kfz.222 Detail Set (P35-074) Passion Models 1/35 Multi-Media. Also includes Kamizukari Deck Set; For Tamiya kit
Sdkfz 222 Detail Set Pt 1 (ro325) Royal Model 1/35  
Sdkfz 222 Interior Detail Set #2 (ro326) Royal Model 1/35  
Sdkfz 222 Stowage Set Royal Model 1/35  
Sdkfz 222 Wheels Royal Model 1/35  
SDKFZ 223 Fu Armored Car Wheel Set with Snow Chains Tank Workshop 1/35 Should work for 222
Sdkfz 222 Panzerspahwagen Detail Set (PE35204) Voyager Models 1/35 Brass PE set; For Tamiya Kit.
Sdkfz 222 &250/9 Alte Turret Anti-Grenade Mesh Set (PE147) Voyager Models 1/35 Brass PE set; For Tamiya Kit.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Sdkfz 222 Armored Car Model Photos (1/35 Tamiya) Wayne Cassell - Littleton, Colorado USA
Sdkfz 222 Model Photos Patrick Keenan - Aurora, IL  USA
Sdfkz 222 & 233 Panzerspahwagen Diorama Photos (1/35- Tamiya) John Staehle - Deming, New Mexico USA
1/35 Tamiya  Sdkfz 222 Armored Car Kit Build by Steve Palffy via Hyperscale
Sdkfz 222 Armored Car Model Photos by Tom Cockle via Missing-Lynx