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German Heavy Armored Cars Legends of Warfare

Schiffer Publishing

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Military Conflict:
World War II

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  • 9" by 9" hardcover
  • 144 pages
  • Includes 260 photos
Sd.Kfz. 231, 232, 233, 263, and 234 in World War II
DoyleDuring WWII, Germany fielded a variety of six- and eight-wheeled armored cars, which were used in numerous ways, including reconnaissance, antitank, infantry support, and other roles. The earliest of these vehicles, the 6-Rad, or six-wheeled vehicles, were based on 6 × 4 truck chassis. Once the limitations of this design became evident, later models utilized specially designed all-wheel-drive power trains, with the final model, the 234 series, incorporating a unibody design. Similarly, armament evolved from 7.92 mm machine gun to 75 mm PaK 40 cannon and 7. 5 cm StuK40 howitzers. Based on the author's earlier work, through over 250 photographs this volume explores 12 major types of these vehicles and delves into the subtle changes made during production.