German SdKfz 222 Light Armoured Car- Number WH290759- Replica

Description

The Leichter Panzerspähwagen (German: roughly “light armoured reconnaissance vehicle”) was a series of light four-wheel drive armoured cars produced by Germany from 1935 to 1944.

The Sd.Kfz. 222 is the second in a series of light reconnaissance vehicles designed to meet operational requirements including reliability, an ability to run on a variety of grades of fuel, simple construction and good off-road performance, The first in the series was the Sd.Kfz. 221. This type proved too small and too lightly armed, so in 1936-37 a heavier version was planned, using one of two standard chassis for four-wheel armoured cars. One of these used a front-mounted engine, the other rear-mounted. The latter was used in the Sd.Kfz. 222, which became the standard light armoured car in German army service until the defeat of Germany in 1945.

We have 2 replica SdKfz 222 Leichter Panzerspähwagen in our collection. Both are manufactured on long wheelbase Land Rover chassis and engines with steel bodies and turrets. Our vehicles are extremely reliable and have full 4 X 4 capabilities. Both of the vehicles can have blank firing guns fitted on request.