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1/48 Military Miniature Series no.74
1/48 German 8-Wheeled Heavy Armored Car Sd.Kfz.232
Item No: 32574

Length: 140mm. Image shows painted and assembled model.

The Eyes of the German Army
During the first half of WWII, German reconnaissance units relied greatly on the Sd.Kfz.231 series heavy armored car. It also came armed with a KwK30 20mm cannon and an MG34 machine gun mounted on its turret. The 8-wheel drive Sd.Kfz.232 had an on-road top speed of 90km/h, and a rear driving position to facilitate swift escape from threatening situations. Its most identifiable point was a large frame-type antenna mounted on the body. These 8-wheeled armored cars were deployed to armored reconnaissance battalions of Panzer divisions and served as the eyes of the German army from Europe and North Africa to the Russian front.

About the Model
1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit of the German 8-Wheeled Heavy Armored Car Sd.Kfz.232. ★Length: 140mm, width: 50mm. The model accurately captures the original vehicle's angular form and large frame antenna. ★The frame antenna is attached to the pivot on top of the turret. ★For ease of construction, the complex suspension is recreated using a small number of parts. ★Includes torso figure of commander scouting the area ahead of the model, and 2 marking options.

Item Packaging



★Left: The then-cutting edge sloped armor has been precisely recreated in a compact 1/48 scale.

★Right: The complex 8-wheel drive, independent 8-wheel suspension is replicated using a small number of parts, but without sacrificing Tamiya's trademark accuracy.



★Tamiya Color paints for painting 1/48 German 8-Wheeled Heavy Armored Car Sd.Kfz.232

Tamiya Color Tamiya Spray Paint
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Acrylic Paints
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Enamel Paints
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Dark Green TS-2 (85002) XF-61 (81761) XF-61 (80361)
Dark Yellow TS-3 (85003) XF-60 (81760) XF-60 (80360)
German Gray TS-4 (85004) --- ---

Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints
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Enamel Paints
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Tamiya Color Acrylic Paints
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Enamel Paints
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X-5 Green 81505 80005
XF-2 Flat White 81702 80302
X-10 Gun Metal 81510 80010
XF-15 Flat Flesh 81715 80315
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511
80011
XF-56 Metallic Gray 81756 80356
XF-1 Flat Black 81701
80301
XF-64 Red Brown 81764 80364

The information on this page is current as of February 20, 2013. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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