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1/35 Tamiya-Italeri Series No.18

German Heavy Armored Car Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma
Item No: 37018
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Length: 205mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit. *Enlarged image

8-Wheeled Mayhem
The German Sd.Kfz.234/2 "Puma" is rated as one of the most fearsome armored cars to hit the battlefields of WWII. It was one of four Sd.Kfz.234 variants which followed in the footsteps of predecessor Sd.Kfz.234/1; developed from August 1940 onwards, the Puma had a hard-as-nails monocoque form which packed a mighty punch with its 5cm KwK 39/1 gun and 7.92mm machine gun mounted on the rotating turret. Its capabilities went much further, however, an 8-wheel drive, 8-wheel steering system providing top class mobility and the 210hp diesel engine propelling the Puma at up to 80km/h. Great stamina was exemplified by an impressive range of 1,000km. Production was limited to just 100 units between December 1943 and September 1944, but the Puma sprung up on both the Western and Eastern fronts to terrorize opponents as a hard-hitting reconnaissance vehicle.

About the Model
This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit depicting the Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma. ★Length: 205mm, width: 66mm. ★Tamiya is pleased to announce this version of the classic Italeri kit with new and updated parts. ★Refined jerry can and rack parts are paired with photo-etched parts to depict jerry can fastening belts. ★Brand new parts are included to depict muzzle brake, smoke discharger base, headlights, horn, lamps, command car antenna, jack and more! ★Turret-front firing port and turret-top ventilators are given new, sharper molding. ★Features updated mantlet shape, plus realistic depictions of cast metal surfaces. ★Guides have been added to aid with positioning and attachment of fenders, tool boxes etc. ★2 figures included to depict commander and crewman, while 2 marking options depict 1944 Western front unit vehicles. ★Vehicle parts are a product of Italeri.

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★New and improved parts take this masterpiece kit to even greater heights!

★Updated parts improve upon the old jerry can, rack, headlight and horn parts.

★Brand new parts depict the jack, command car antenna and other features.



★Add another layer of awesome realism with these 2 realistic figures.

★Photo-etched parts used to recreate jerry can belts offer excellent realism.


1st Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Panzer Division, France, Summer 1944
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★Tamiya Color paints for painting the German Heavy Armored Car Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma

Tamiya Colors Spray Colors
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Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Red Brown TS-1 (85001)
XF-64 (81764)
XF-64 (80364)
Dark Green TS-2 (85002)
XF-61 (81761)
XF-61 (80361)
Dark Yellow TS-3 (85003)
XF-60 (81760)
XF-60 (80360)

Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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X-6 Orange 81506
80006 XF-15 Flat Flesh 81715 80315
X-7 Red 81507
80007 XF-49 Khaki 81749 80349
X-10 Gun Metal 81510
80010 XF-52 Flat Earth 81752 80352
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511
80011 XF-65 Field Gray 81765 80365
X-18 Semi Gloss Black 81518
80018 XF-84 Dark Iron 81784
80384
XF-1 Flat Black 81701 80301 XF-85 Rubber Black 81785 80385
XF-2 Flat White 81702 80302 --- --- ---

No more fumbling with photo-etched parts!
Item 87091 Tamiya CA Cement (Gel Type)

Make the details stand out!
Items 87131, 87132, 87133 & 87140: Panel Line Accent Color (Black), (Brown), (Gray), (Dark Brown)

Adding realistic weathering effects to your model
Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick

Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73005 Display Case D
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Information is correct as of March 4, 2015. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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