About the Sd.Kfz. 222|
Throughout WWII, Germany carried out an extensive program of armored vehicle development, deploying a vast range of armored vehicles to the front line. Amongst these vehicles, the compact 4WD Sd.Kfz.222 remains one of the most famous and popular. Featuring welded plate armor particular to German vehicles at that time, the Sd.Kfz.222 was fitted with a rotating open top turret protected by grenade deflecting mesh screens. The 222 was equipped with an anti-tank and anti-aircraft 20mm main gun and a 7.92mm machine gun. Featuring a 4WD chassis with fully independent suspension and optional 4-wheel steering, it had a top speed of 90km/h. An exceptional off-road vehicle, the Sd.Kfz.222 was seen on all fronts throughout the middle phases of WWII.