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SDKFZ 234/3 Armored Car


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: Germany
First Produced/Service Dates: 1944
Manufactured by: Bussig-NAG
Crew: 4
Armament: Main: 7.5cm KwK51 L/24; Secondary: 7.92mm MG34 or MG42
Engine: 12 Cylinder TATRA 103
Miscellaneous Info: This vehicle shares the same chassis and automotive systems with the Sdkfz 234/1, Sdkfz 234/2 and Sdkfz 234/4 armored cars.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Sdkfz 234/3 Photos (The Tank Museum - Bovington UK) John Boyton - Essex, UK
      Sdkfz 234/3 Armored Car Photos Imperial War Museum
Sdkfz 234/3 Photos (The Tank Museum - Bovington UK) Erik Johansen - South Shields, Tyne & Wear, UK
Sdkfz 234/3 Detail Photos (The Tank Museum - Bovington UK) Alan McNeilly - England
Sdkfz 234/3 Photos (The Tank Museum - Bovington UK) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK
    Sdkfz 234 Armored Car 12 Cylinder TATRA 103 Engine Photos Christophe Jacquemont - Washington, D.C. USA

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 234/3 Armored Car Model Kit (6257) Dragon 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; New Tool.
SDKFZ 234/3 Armored Car Preimum Edition Model Kit (6786) Dragon 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Based on kit 6257 with some additions.
SDKFZ 234/3 Armored Car Model Kit Italeri 1/35 Plastic; Oldie, but goodie.  Needs some detail work.
SDKFZ 234/3 Armored Car Model Kit Roden 1/72  
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
SdKfz 234/3 Detail Set Aber Accessories 1/35 For Italeri Kit?
Sdkfz 234/3,250/8,251/9 7.5cm Kwk L/24 Gun Barrel Aber Accessories 1/35  
Panzer IV 7.5cm Kwk L/24 Ammo Set AFV Club 1/35  
7.5cm KwK L/24 Gun Barrel Armo 1/35 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.

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

Echelon Fine Details

1/35

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

SdKfz 234/3 Detail Set Eduard Accessories 1/35 For Italeri Kit?
75mm K51 L/24 Turned Barrel(35-327) Elefant Model Accessories 1/35 Turned Aluminum with Resin Mantlet; For Italeri Model 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
Sd.Kfz.234/3 Conversion Set (GAS48102) Gasoline Models 1/48 Resin; For Italeri Sdkfz 234/2 Puma Model Kit
Sdkfz 234/3 Fighting Compartment Armor Plate Set (35A020) Griffon Models 1/35 Brass PE set; For Dragon 234/3 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.
7.5cm KwK L/24 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.
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  
7.5cm KwK L/24 Gun Barrel New Connection 1/35 Turned Aluminum
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
7.5cm KwK 37 L/24 Rifled Gun Barrel (35B130) RB Models 1/35 Turned Aluminum.
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  
(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 234/3 Armored Car Detail Set (PE35167) 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 234/3 Model Photos Erik Johansen - South Shields, Tyne & Wear, UK