One of the first commanders to appreciate the advantages of the Sd.Kfz.263 was Major-General Erwin Rommel, the commander of the 7th Tank Division at the start of the war. These armored cars were used in all theaters almost until the end of the war. However, in comparison with other versions of the eight-wheeled armored vehicles, a rather small number of them was produced - only 240, the last cars being produced in 1943. Such a small number was partly due to the high cost of this armored car. By the end of 1944, these command cars intended for offensive tactics were less useful, and only single Sd.Kfz.263 (8-Rad) vehicles served in fighting units by the end of war.
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.263 (8-Rad) of the 37th Panzer Grenadiere Division, Poland, September 1939
2. Sd.Kfz.263 (8-Rad) of the 7th Panzer Division, France, 1940
3. Sd.Kfz.263 (8-Rad) of the 5th Panzer Division, Deutsche Afrika Korps, Libya, 1941
*Cement is recommended for polystyrene plastic*
Matte Tank Grey
Matte Natural Wood
Matte Desert Yellow