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Toy soldiers and real battles: Tippco heavy Panzerspähwagen Sd. Kfz. 231

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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tippco heavy Panzerspähwagen Sd. Kfz. 231

Sd. Kfz. 231 was the standard reconnaissance variant built from 1937 to 1941. From July 1941, any need for a 231 was fulfilled by producing a 232 without the additional radio equipment. The official name was Schwerer Panzerspähwagen Sd. Kfz. 231 (8-rad). These vehicles were used throughout the WW2 in various guises and first saw combat in the campaign against Poland and in the Battle of France. Later, they saw use in both the USSR and North Africa campaigns. Extreme climatic conditions in both these areas proved too severe for the vehicle. The speed of the eight-wheeled cars made them the best scouting vehicles that Rommel had for long-range reconnaissance across the wide desert territory. This tinplate Sd. Kfz. 231 was made by Tippco (Germany) in 30s.Panzerwaffe soliers were issued by Elastolin.

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