The '232' version differed from its predecessor only in the specialized radio communication equipment which allowed wireless radio communication between cars during reconnaissance raids to be maintained. The only external difference was the bow antenna which was welded onto the armored body of the car. The Sd.Kfz.232 (Fu) (8-Rad) was first used during the annexation of Austria and Czechoslovakia, and its first combat experience was obtained in the Polish campaign in autumn 1939 where radio communication cars proved their ability in infantry support, especially during intense street fighting. Sd.Kfz.232 (Fu) (8-Rad) production was stopped in 1943 when the Sd.Kfz.234 appeared, the glorious "Puma", the best armored car of WWII, which surpassed the Sd.Kfz.232 (Fu) (8-Rad) in every aspect of performance.
Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s recommended colors. Roden recommends Humbrol paints for this kit, and you can find the full line by clicking here.
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Skill Level: 3
- Highly detailed plastic parts
- Illustrated instructions
- Includes decals for three versions:
1. Sd.Kfz.232 (Fu)(8-Rad) Fallschirm-Panzer Division “Hermann Goering”, Italy, 1944
2. Sd.Kfz.232 (Fu)(8-Rad) of the 5the “Wiking” SS Panzer Division, Eastern Front, spring 1943
3. Sd.Kfz.232 (Fu)(8-Rad) of the “Hermann Goering” Motorized Brigade, Rumania, 1941
*Cement is recommended for polystyrene plastic*
Matte Tank Grey
Matte Natural Wood
Matte Desert Yellow