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Tamiya Italeri Series no.24
1/35 German 6-Wheeled Heavy Armored Car Sd.Kfz.231
Item No: 37024

Length: 175mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.

Get Mechanized!
Developed as a part of early German moves toward mechanization of their reconaissance units from the late 1920s onwards, the Sd.Kfz.231 was a heavy armored car that used the chassis of a 6-wheeled civilian truck as a base. Given sloped armor and armed with a 20mm main gun and 7.92 machine gun, it garnered a top speed of 62-70km/h from a 60-70hp gasoline engine. Driver seats were installed front and rear for quick mobility. Together with its frame aerial-equipped Sd.Kfz.232 cousin, around 130 were manufactured, and took part in fighting in Poland and France during the initial phases of WWII. Some of the Sd.Kfz.231s sent to France were seen with additional smoke dischargers fitted to the front of the body.

About the Model
★This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit of the German 6-Wheeled Heavy Armored Car Sd.Kfz.231. Length: 175mm, width: 60mm. ★It takes the classic Italeri kit of the Sd.Kfz.232, removes the frame aerial, and includes new and re-tooled parts to recreate the Sd.Kfz.231 with great realism. ★Comes with a high-quality turned aluminum gun barrel. ★New separate parts are used to recreate the turret-top anti-aircraft gun base and front smoke dischargers. ★2 fine weld lines have been added to the center section of the body. ★Now with upgraded and more secure fit for parts such as fender-top equipment. ★Offers a realistic depiction of the vehicle suspension, complete with steerable front wheels. ★Includes a commander figure with choice of headwear. ★The 2 included marking options recreate vehicles in Germany and France.
*Please note that this kit does not include Sd.Kfz.232 frame aerial parts.


★Left: The sloped armor of the Sd.Kfz.231 is captured with aplomb.

★Right: New parts recreate vehicle front smoke dischargers.

★Left: The included commander figure adds an air of action to the kit.

★Right: Includes machine gun base parts and aluminum main gun barrel.

5th Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Panzer Division, France, June 1940

★Tamiya Color paints for finishing the German 6-Wheeled Heavy Armored Car Sd.Kfz.231

Tamiya Color Spray Color
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Acrylic Color
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Enamel Color
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German grey TS-4 (85004) XF-63 (81763) XF-63 (80363)

Tamiya Color Acrylic Color
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Enamel Color
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Tamiya Color Acrylic Color
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Enamel Color
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X-10 Gun metal 81510 80010 XF-26 Deep green 81726 80326
X-11 Chrome silver 81511 80011 XF-49 Khaki 81749 80349
X-18 Semi gloss black 81518 80018 XF-64 Red brown 81764 80364
XF-1 Flat black 81701 80301 XF-65 Field grey 81765 80365
XF-2 Flat white 81702 80302 XF-84 Dark iron 81784 80384
XF-10 Flat brown 81710 80310 XF-85 Rubber black 81785 80385
XF-15 Flat flesh 81715 80315 --- --- ---

Useful tools in construction of the model
Item 74087 Drill Bit (1.2mm)
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)

Cement your metal chain parts with precision
Item 87062 Tamiya CA Cement (Quick 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

Display your model as it deserves to be shown
Item 73004 Display Case C

The information on this page is current as of January 23, 2016. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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