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SDKFZ 234/2 "Puma" Armored Car


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Germany
First Produced/Service Dates: 1943-1944
Manufactured by: Bussig-NAG
Crew: 4
Armament: Main: 5 cm KwK39/1- L/60; Secondary: 7.92mm MG42
Engine: 12 Cylinder TATRA 103
Miscellaneous Info: This vehicle was the first production variation of the 234 series.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Sdkfz 234/2 "Puma" Armored Car Photos Imperial War Museum
Sdkfz 234/2 "Puma" 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
5cm KwK 39/1 L/60 Sdkfz 234/2 "Puma" Gun Barrel Photos Massimo Foti

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
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 234/2 Puma Armored Car Kit

Review by WarWheels.Net Editor Patrick Keenan

Dragon 1/35 New Tooled Kit
SDKFZ 234/2 Puma Armored Car Kit Italeri 1/35 Plastic; Oldie, but goodie.  Needs some detail work.
Sdkfz 234/2 "Puma" Model Kit (6601) Italeri 1/48 Injection Molded Plastic.
SDKFZ 234/2 Puma Armored Car Kit Hasegawa 1/72  
SDKFZ 234/2 Puma Armored Car Kit Italeri 1/72  
SDKFZ 234/2 Puma Armored Car Kit Roden 1/72  
SDKFZ 234/2 Puma Armored Car Kit Revell of Germany 1/76  
Sdkfz 234/2 "Puma" Model Kit (37010) Tamiya 1/48 Injection Molded Plastic.  Rebox of Italeri kit.
Sdkfz 234/2 "Puma" Model Kit (37018) Tamiya 1/48 Injection Molded Plastic.  Rebox of Italeri kit with new figures and a few parts.
       
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
SdKfz 234/2 Puma Detail Set Aber Accessories 1/35 For Italeri Kit
Sdkfz 234/2 Puma Side Doors Detail Parts Aber Accessories 1/35 For Italeri Kit
SdKfz 234/2 Puma 50mm Gun Barrel Aber Accessories 1/35 Turned Aluminum.
SdKfz 234/2 Puma 50mm Gun Barrel (72L-54) Aber Accessories 1/72 Turned Aluminum.
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 234/2 Puma Conversion and Update Set Cyber-Hobby (Dragon) 1/35 For Dragon Kit.
SdKfz 234/4 'Puma' Improvement Set Des Kits 1/35 For Italeri Kit

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

Echelon Fine Details

1/35

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

SdKfz 234/2 Puma 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 Series Upgrade Set (GAS48097K) Gasoline Models 1/48 Resin Wheels and Stowage; For Italeri Model Kit
Sdkfz 234/2 Photo Etched Detail Set (L35005) Griffon Model 1/35 Brass set; For Dragon Kit;
5cm KwK K39/1  L/60 Gun Barrel (LB35008) Griffon Model 1/35 Brass and Aluminum; For Dragon Sdkfz 234/2 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.
Sdkfz 234/2 "Puma" Detail Set (HLU35039) Hauler 1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For Italeri Model Kit
Sdkfz 234/2 "Puma" Detail Set (HLX48309) Hauler 1/48 Photo Etched Brass; For Italeri Model Kit
Sdkfz 234/2 "Puma" Engine Grill Detail Set (HLX48310) Hauler 1/48 Photo Etched Brass; For Italeri Model Kit
Sdkfz 234/2 "Puma" Engine Grill Detail Set (HLU35040) Hauler 1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For Italeri Model Kit
Sdkfz 234/2 "Puma" Wheel Set (HLX48334) Hauler 1/48 Resin; For Tamiya/Italeri Model Kits.
5cm KwK 39/1 L/60 Gun Barrel Jordi Rubio Accessories 1/35 Turned Aluminum
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.
Pzkfw II Ausf L. "Luchs" Turret Conversion (72367) ModellTrans Modellbau 1/72 Resin? For both Hasegawa and Roden kits?
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.
5cm KwK39 Gun Barrel with Canvas Cover for Sd.Kfz 234/2 (RE35-417) 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 Set (RJ35260): Bare hub/brake drum w/o wheel R&J Products 1/35  
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 234/2 Detail Set (RM540) 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;
SdKfz.234/2 'Puma' Update Set Royal Model 1/35  
(8) Puma Wheels: 3-Types of Tread Patterns Royal Model 1/35 Will work for 234/4
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.
Sdkfz 234 Wheel Set Tank Workshop 1/35  
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 234/2 Armored Car Detail Set (PE35130) 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

Reference Source/Provider
Sdkfz 234/2 Puma Model Photo Mac Johnston - Lebanon, New Hampshire USA
Sdkfz 234/2 Puma Model Photos (1/35 Dragon Models) Dave Williams - UK (Owner/Editor of Dave's Tank Workshop Website)