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SDKFZ 234/1 Armored Car


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Germany
First Produced/Service Dates: 1944
Manufactured by: Bussig-NAG
Crew: 4
Armament: Main: 2cm KwK38 L/55; Secondary: 7.92mm MG42
Engine: 12 Cylinder TATRA 103
Miscellaneous Info: Although, this vehicle is designated the 234/1, it was not the 1st production variation of the 234 series; the 234/2 was first manufactured.
Data Sheet Available: None

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
  Sdkfz 234/1 Armored Car Photo Imperial War Museum
  Sdkfz 234/1 Armored Car CAD Drawing Bruce Crosby - Swindon, Wiltshire UK
    Sdkfz 234 Armored Car 12 Cylinder TATRA 103 Engine Photos Christophe Jacquemont - Washington, D.C. USA

References Available

Online

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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 1905-1945 Mariusz Skotnicki
German Armored Cars and Reconnaissance Halftracks (Osprey New Vanguard #29) Bryan Perrett
German Armored Cars In Action - Squadron/Signal Publications David Doyle
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 2 (Pegaz # 6)

Pegaz Publishing
  "German Armoured Reconnaissance" (July 2015 Issue of Classic Miltiary Vehicle Magazine) John Blackman
Military Vehicles in Detail #2: Sdkfz 231/234 8- Rad Terry Gander
Panzerspahwagen: Armored Cars Sdkfz 3 to Sdkfz 263 (Panzer Tracts No. 13) Thomas Jentz
Puma and Other Heavy Reconnaissance Vehicles Horst Scheibert
Schwerer Panzerspahwagen Sdkfz 234 (Museum Ordnance Special Number 24) Thomas Jentz

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
SDKFZ 234/1 Armored Car Kit Dragon 1/35 Newly tooled kit.
SDKFZ 234/1 Armored Car Kit Italeri 1/35 Plastic; Based on older 234/2 Puma kit.  Needs some detail work.
Sdkfz 234/2 "Puma" Model Kit (6601) (Combine with Gasoline Conversion below) Italeri 1/48 Injection Molded Plastic.
SDKFZ 234/1 Armored Car Kit Roden 1/72  
       
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
SdKfz 234/1 Detail Set Aber Accessories 1/35 For Italeri Kit
SdKfz 234/1 Spahwagen Turret ADV/Azimut 1/35 For Italeri Kit
SdKfz 234/1 Updating Set ADV/Azimut 1/35 For Italeri Kit
Sdkfz 234 Armored Car Chained Wheel Set (35-024): Set A Armorscale 1/35 For all 234 kits.
Sdkfz 234 Armored Car Chained Wheel Set (35-025): Set B Armorscale 1/35 For all 234 kits.
Width Indicators for German Armoured Vehicles (S35-008) Armorscale 1/35 For SdKfz. SD.Kfz.221, 222, 223, 231, 232, 234, 250, 251 series.
Sdkfz 234 Engine Set (3118) CMK 1/35 Resin; For Dragon Kits.
SDKFZ 234/1 Conversion and Update Set Cyber-Hobby (Dragon) 1/35 For Dragon Kit.

Sdfkz 234 Mirrors (Two Different Releases: 357011 & 3571111)

Echelon Fine Details

1/35

For Dragon Model Kits;"Peel and Stick" Series.

SdKfz 234/1 Detail Set Eduard Accessories 1/35 For Italeri Kit
SdKfz 234 Weighted Road Wheels -Type 1 (ER35-065) E.T. Model 1/35 Resin; For Dragon Model Kits.
SdKfz 234 Weighted Road Wheels -Type 2 (ER35-066) E.T. Model 1/35 Resin; For Dragon Model Kits.
Sd.Kfz.234/1 Conversion Set (GAS48098) Gasoline Models 1/48 Resin; For Italeri Sdkfz 234/2 Puma Model Kit
Sd.Kfz.234 Series Upgrade Set (GAS48097K) Gasoline Models 1/48 Resin Wheels and Stowage; For Italeri Model Kit
Sdkfz 234 Wheel Set (GAS48092) Gasoline Models 1/48 Resin; For Italeri Model Kit
Sdkfz 234/1 Photo Etched Detail Set (L35006) Griffon Model 1/35 Brass Detail set; For Dragon Kit
2cm KwK 38 Gun Barrel with Metal Suppressor (LB35006) Griffon Model 1/35 Brass and Aluminum; For Dragon Kit
Sdkfz 234/1 "Bonus Pack" Detail Set includes photo etched parts (L35006) and gun barrel (LB35006) Griffon Model 1/35 Brass and Aluminum; For Dragon Kit
Sdkfz 234 Series Exterior Storage Boxes - Volume 1 (35A018) Griffon Models 1/35 Brass PE set; For Dragon 234 Kits.
Sdkfz 234 Series Exterior Storage Boxes - Volume 2 (35A019) Griffon Models 1/35 Brass PE set; For Dragon 234 Kits.
2cm Hangelafette 38 Universal Turret Set (35A021) Griffon Models 1/35 Brass PE set; For Tamiya Sdkfz 222 and Dragon 234/1 Kits.
2cm KwK 38 Gun Barrel Jordi Rubio Accessories 1/35 Turned Aluminum
Sdkfz 234/1 Panzerspahwagen Super Detail Set (LAS 35004) Lion Roar 1/35 Brass set includes gun barrel; For Dragon Kit.
HL38 Turret Set Maquette/VMModels 1/35  
Sdkfz 234 Wheel Set (MP35-124) MIG Productions 1/35 Resin; For Italeri Kit
Tire chains for Sdkfz 234 Series Armored Car (Set of 4 = AVM35024; Set of 8 = GM35010)   Minor Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For All 1/35 Model Kits.
Sdkfz 234/1 Detail Set (7201) ModellTrans Modellbau 1/72 Photo-Etched Brass; For Roden kit?
Sdkfz 234 Puma Wheel Set (35112): Off Road Type MR Model 1/35  
Sdkfz 234 Puma Wheel Set (35113): Road Type MR Model 1/35  
SdKfz.234 (Gelande) Wheel Set (RE35-292) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin.
SdKfz.234 (Commercial 'A') Wheel Set (RE35-293) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin.
SdKfz.234 (Commercial 'B') Wheel Set (RE35-294) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin.
SdKfz 234 Stowage Set (RE35-498) Panzer Art 1/35 Resin.
SdKfz.234/2 Puma Wheel Set (PS35A334) PanzerShop 1/35 Resin. For Italeri Model Kit
Sdkfz 234 Puma Wheel and Hub Set #1(RJ35261A): 5 tires (2 different sizes & 4 tread patterns, 5 separate wheels (2 styles), 2 bare drums + 2 unmountable "spare" wheels. Mix and match tires & wheels R&J Products 1/35  
Sdkfz 234 Puma Wheel and Tire Set #2(RJ35261B): Five tires (4 different tread), 5 separate wheels (2 styles), 2 bare drums + 2 unmountable "spare" wheels. Tread pattern and tire size differ from set 1 R&J Products 1/35  
Sdkfz 234 Puma Damaged Fender Set R&J Products 1/35  
Sdkfz 234 Puma Engine and Compartment R&J Products 1/35  
Sdkfz 234/1 Detail Set (RM545) Royal Model 1/35 For Dragon Kit. Photo Etched Brass;
Sdkfz 234/1&2 Stowage Boxes (RM544) Royal Model 1/35 For Dragon Kit. Photo Etched Brass;
(8) Puma Wheels: 3-Types of Tread Patterns Royal Model 1/35 Will work for 234/4
Sdkfz 234 Wheel Set Tank Workshop 1/35  
Sdkfz 234 Interior Detail Set (TWS2014) The Tank Workshop 1/35 Resin; For all Dragon 234 kits; Provides vehicle batteries and updated transmission housing with casting numbers.
German Armored Car Lifting Hook-Welded (10028)

Review by Patrick Keenan at the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) Website
Tiger Model Designs 1/35 Resin; Useable on Sdkfz 234 Series of vehicles (Check references)
Sdkfz 234 Wheel Set (TMD352001) Tiger Model Design 1/35  
Sdkfz 234 Wheel Set: Early Hubs (TMD352002) Tiger Model Design 1/35  
Sdkfz 234 Wheel Set: Late Hubs (TMD352003) Tiger Model Design 1/35  
Sdkfz 234 Wheel Set: Civilian Pattern/Early Hubs (TMD352008) Tiger Model Design 1/35  
Sdkfz 234 Wheel Set: Civilian Pattern/Late Hubs (TMD352009) Tiger Model Design 1/35  
Sdkfz 234/1 Detail Set (PE35133) Voyager Model 1/35 For Dragon Kit
SdKfz 234 8 Rad Suspension Set (for all Dragon 234 Series Kits) (PE35116) Voyager Model 1/35 For Dragon Kit.
Storage box for SdKfz 234 8 Rad - Early Version (for all Dragon 234 Series Kits) (PE35119) Voyager Model 1/35 For Dragon Kit.
Storage box for SdKfz 234 8 Rad - Late version (for all Dragon 234 Series Kits) (PE35120) Voyager Model 1/35 For Dragon Kit.

Model Photos

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