Schwere Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.231 6-Rad

Schwere Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.231 6-Rad
Schwerer Panzerspähwagen (Fu) Sd.Kfz.232 6-Rad
Panzerfunkwagen Sd.Kfz.263 6-Rad




Development of heavy armored car based on 6 x 4 truck chassis started in June of 1929. Daimler-Benz, Buessing-NAG and Magirus were ordered to design 6 wheeled armored car based on the 6 x 4 truck chassis. Daimler-Benz provided G-3 (1928) and G-3a (1929), Buessing-NAG G-31 and Magirus M-206 truck chassis.

All chassis were similar with small technical differences.

As a result by 1932, new 6 wheeled armored car was ready. It was basically an armored body mounted on a modified truck chassis. All chassis had reinforced frame and suspension with dual steering at the front and rear.

Production started in 1932 and123 Sd.Kfz.231/232 and 28 Sd.Kfz.263 were produced to 1937 by Daimler-Benz (36 Sd.Kfz.231/232), Buessing-BAG (12 Sd.Kfz.231/232) and Magirus (75 Sd.Kfz.231/232). Armored bodies were produced by Deutschen Werke AG in Kiel and Deutsche Edelstahlwerke AG in Hannover-Linden.

Sd.Kfz.231/232 were issued to Aufklaerungs Abteilungs, while Sd.Kfz.263to Nachrichten (Signal) units, where they remained in active service during the Polishand French Campaign. Later, they were used for training purposes.


Weight: 5350-6000kg
Crew: 4 men
Engine: Bussing-NAG G / 4-cylinder / 65hp
Daimler-Benz MO9 / 6-cylinder / 68hp
Magirus S88 / 6-cylinder / 70hp
Speed: Road: 70km/h
Cross-Country: –km/h
Range: Road: 300km
Cross-Country: —km
Fuel Capacity: — litres
Lenght: 5.57m
Width: 1.82m
Height: 2.25m
Armament: 20mm KwK 30 L/55 & 7.92mm MG13 – Sd.Kfz.231/232
7.92mm MG13 – Sd.Kfz.263
Ammo: 20mm – 200 rounds
7.92mm – 1500 rounds
Armor: 5-8mm

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