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SDKFZ 223 Fu (Radio) Armored Car


Country of Origin/Used by: Germany
First Produced/Service Dates: 1935-1944
Manufactured by: Weserhutte, MNH, Bussig-NAG
Crew: 3
Armament: Main: 7.92mm MG34
Engine: 8 Cylinder Horch 3.5L or 3.8L
Miscellaneous Info: 223 pretty much a Sdkfz 222 with antenna array and without 20mm gun.  The gun was omitted due to the radios contained within.
Data Sheet Available: None Available


Reference Source/Provider
Sdkfz 223 Fu Armored Car Photos The German Bundesarchiv
Sdkfz 223 Fu Armored Car Photos Erik Johansen - South Shields, Tyne & Wear UK
Sdkfz 223 Fu Armored Car Photos (Vehicle at Patton Museum - Ft. Knox, KY USA) Patrick Keenan - Editor

References Available


Reference Source/Provider


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 1905-1945 Mariusz Skotnicki
German Armored Cars and Reconnaissance Halftracks (Osprey New Vanguard #29) Bryan Perrett
German Armored Cars of World War Two John Milsom & Peter Chamberlain
German Armoured Cars - AFV Weapons Profile #33 Major General N.W. Duncan

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

Pegaz Publishing
  "German Armoured Reconnaissance" (July 2015 Issue of Classic Miltiary Vehicle Magazine) John Blackman
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

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 223 Fu Armored Car Kit (82443) Hobby Boss 1/35 Plastic.
SDKFZ 223 Fu Armored Car Kit 35268-Latest Release) Tamiya 1/35 Plastic; VERY old model but re-released kits with extra figures and parts).  Decent, but needs a lot of work.
SDKFZ 223 Fu Armored Car Kit Wespe Models 1/48  
SDKFZ 223 Fu Armored Car Kit Gaso.Line 1/50  
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 223 Funkwagen Conversion w/DAK crew (BVM35075) Best Value Models 1/35 Multi-Media; Conversion to use with both Bronco Models Sdkfz 221 and Tamiya 222/223
Sdkfz 222/223 Accessory Set (T35003) Black Dog 1/35 Resin
SDKFZ 223 Detail Set Eduard Accessories 1/35  
Sdkfz 223 Detail Set Royal Model 1/35  
Sd.Kfz.223 Honeycomb Engine Deck Set (FP-6) Kamizukari 1/35 Laser cut "paper" (really closer to cardboard); For Tamiya kit
Sd.Kfz.223 Honeycomb Engine Deck set (FP-11) 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.
Sdkfz 223 Detail Set (35216) Voyager Model 1/35 For Tamiya kit 35268.
Sdkfz 222 Stowage Set Royal Model 1/35 Should Work for 223
Sdkfz 222 Wheels Royal Model 1/35 Should Work for 223
"Battle for Berlin '45 #1: The End of 11th SS Panzergrenadier Division Nordland" (35-981) Star Decals (ex-Bison Decals) 1/35 Decals; contain markings for Kubelwagen and Sdkfz 223 Funkwagen
SDKFZ 223 Fu Armored Car Interior Tank Workshop 1/35  
SDKFZ 223 Fu Armored Car Wheel Set with Snow Chains Tank Workshop 1/35  

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Sdkfz 223 Armored Car Model Photos (1/35 Tamiya) Chuck Aleshire - Shorewood, Illinois USA
Sdkfz 223 Armored Car Model Photos (1/35 Tamiya) Chris Graeter - Colchester, Vermont USA