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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 08:47 AM UTC
Another 1/72 news, this time from the German side: the schwerer Panzerspahwagen (“heavy armored reconnaissance vehicles”) Sd.Kfz.231 8-Rad
This type of heavy armored car was ordered in 1934, and one of its special features was its chassis that featured 8-wheel drive and 8-wheel steering.

This chassis was produced by Bussing-NAG and it offered good cross-country mobility. There were dual driver’s controls, which meant the vehicle could drive rapidly in either direction if it came under attack.

The 8.3-ton Sd.Kfz.231 was built from 1936 through till May 1942, with some 607 vehicles produced in all (including the closely related Sd.Kfz.232).

The Sd.Kfz.231 had a hexagonal-shaped turret mounting a 2cm KwK 30 cannon plus one MG34 machine gun.
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Carlos, where does this news come from? I think this kit was released in 2012, kit 7483. I must admit that the Dragon website is a bit chaotic at times, so it can be hard to see what is new. It did look like the BT-42 is being released however.
DEC 15, 2017 - 02:32 PM
Hello Matthew, It has been announced for February 2018 with code DRA 7577, so I guess it should be different... despite the drawing looks the same. Will see
DEC 15, 2017 - 05:57 PM
Always thought that it was strange that this kit was never upscaled and offered in 1/35th. After waiting a couple of years I ended up buying the AFV Club kit.
DEC 16, 2017 - 04:54 PM
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