Standard autoblindo assigned to light reconnaissance companies, seen here in desert camouflage used during the North African campaign. The vehicle had a listed road speed of 80 km/h ed a fuori strada speed of 38 km/h. Recon units act as the eyes ed ears of the army, maintaining contact con forze nemici e continuously reporting their location. Small size, high speed e maneuverability offer some protection from fuoco nemico, provided that the vehicle has a prudent commander who guides the guidatore around dangerously exposed positions e spots the enemy early enough to avoid contact.
Kübelwagen, Motocarrozzetta, 4 Soldatini
Sd.Kfz. 222 leichter Panzerspähwagen
- Tipo: Autoblindo leggero, 4×4
- Wheelbase: 2.80 m
- Lunghezza: 4.80 m
- Larghezza: 1.95 m
- Altezza: 1.75 m
- Peso: 4.2 t
- Armamento: 2 cm L.55 KwK 30/38, MG 34
- 3 Crew: Cmdr., guidatore & Gunner
Scale model con much raised detail.
Excellent choice of subject, a very attractive e versatile model.
Few parts, easy to assemble. The torretta assembly does require some care to put it in place inside the hull. Wheels will have to be watched during the drying process to ensure proper alignment. The front bumper is very fragile, requiring that the model be mounted on a protective base.
High quality kit. Parts fit well e there is minimal flash.
The torretta cannot be made to turn freely, an acceptable compromise in this particular case, because the weapon is short e the forward firing position covers a wide arc.
The Sd.Kfz. 222 carried una mitragliatrice leggera to the left of the 2 cm KwK, but the model is not equipped in this way. It would be easy to open up the mounting position for the MG 34, ed insert a weapon scrounged from the Kübelwagen included in this kit. Alternatively, the vehicle could be converted to Sd.Kfz. 221 which only had una mitragliatrice leggera in the central firing position. Later upgrades of the Sd.Kfz. 221 were fitted con 2 cm FlaK 30/38 o 2.8 cm Panzerbüchse 41. These improved veicoli may have filled slots of the Sd.Kfz. 222 in the organization of the 1942 compagnia autoblindo.
Unavailable at this time. The manufacturer is well advised to re-issue this unique vehicle as soon as possible. 939 Sd.Kfz. 222 e 339 Sd.Kfz. 221 were built, they served on all fronts from 1939 to 1945.
- Compagnia Autoblindo leggera 1939 (4×221 e 4×222 per Platoon)
- Compagnia Autoblindo leggera 1942 (4×222 e 2×223 per Platoon)
- 1o Armoured Division romena, 1943–1944
- Chinese Army
- Sd.Kfz. 221 leichter Panzerspähwagen con MG 34
- Sd.Kfz. 221 leichter Panzerspähwagen con 2 cm L.112.5 FlaK 30/38
- Sd.Kfz. 221 leichter Panzerspähwagen con 2.8 cm s.PzB. 41
- Sd.Kfz. 223 leichter Panzerspähwagen (Funk) – radio vehicle
Airfix’s Sd.Kfz. 222 is an attractive model of a well designed e widely used vehicle. Its distinctive angular shape makes the Sd.Kfz. 222 stand out among other veicoli corazzati ruotati of the period. The vehicle served on all fronts ed in a variety of schemi mimetici, which will look very attractive when applied to the model. The Airfix recon set offers excellent value, con an armed Kübelwagen, una motocarrozzetta, ed un gruppo dei soldatini ideally suited for simulations games e dioramas.
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