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Artitec 387.71-WG Highlights:
Model: Artitec's 387.71-WG 1/87 scale German Army Sdkfz 231 is fully assembled and painted with a base coat of Dunkelgrau and is white-washed for winter service on the Eastern Front. All the new Artitec finished models are highly detailed works of art. They are all hand painted and finished using the highest quality resin, plastic and metal parts. Add a few to your collection today before they are sold out. Models are made in small production runs so don't delay in ordering.
Prototype: Beginning in 1937 the Wehrmacht acquired a series of 8-wheeled armored cars known as Schwerer Panzerspähwagen, or heavy armored reconnaissance vehicles. After experience with 4-wheeled and 6-wheeled armored cars, it was determined that an 8-wheeled vehicle would have better off-road capabilities. These vehicles had two drivers with wheels and independent steering at the front and the back, giving them a high degree of maneuverability. The larger chassis was able to accommodate a larger V8 engine and these armored cars could achieve a maximum road speed of 53 mph. Armor protection was deemed sufficient for defending the car’s crew against small arms fire. The Sd.Kfz. 231 8-Rad was the initial version of the 8-wheeled Schwerer Panzerspähwagen and was produced from 1937 to 1941. It was armed with a 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 cannon and an MG 34 machinegun. PLEASE NOTE: These models are all handmade and painted which makes every one unique. This means the paint patterns may vary a little and the detail parts like sandbags, turret tracks, antennas, etc. may also be arranged differently. This was also the case in real life. These models are very prototypical.