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SDKFZ 222 Armored Car


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: Germany
First Produced/Service Dates: 1936-1943
Manufactured by: Weserhutte, Schichau, MNH and Bussig-NAG
Crew: 3
Armament: Main: 2cm KwK30 or 38 L/55 Cannon; Secondary: 7.92mm MG34
Engine: 8 Cylinder Horch (3.5L or 3.8L) Gasoline
Miscellaneous Info: This vehicle is the basis for the Sdkfz 223 fu (Radio) Car.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
  Sdkfz 222 Armored Car CAD Drawing Bruce Crosby - Swindon, Wiltshire UK
Sdkfz 222 Armored Car Photos (Taken at the Military  Vehicle Technology Foundation - Portola Valley, California USA)  Note: Vehicle now at The Collings Foundation - Stow, Massachusetts USA Clint Freeman - Foster City, California USA
Sdkfz 222 Armored Car Photos The German Bundesarchiv
      Sdkfz 222 Armored Car Photos The Imperial War Museum
Sdkfz 222 Armored Car Photos (Taken at the 2005 War & Peace Show - Beltring, UK) Dennis Trowbridge - Bristol, UK

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
Sdkfz 222 Armored Car Photos from the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation Neil Mishalov's Photo Gallery Website

Printed

Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
Die Gepanzerten Radfahrzeuge: Des Deutschen Heeres 1905-1945 Walter Spielberger
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow & Robert J. Icks
Encyclopedia of German Tanks of World War Two (Revised) Peter Chamberlain and Hilary Doyle
German Armoured Cars (AFV Weapons Profile #33) Major General N.W. Duncan
German Armored Cars 1905-1945 Mariusz Skotnicki
German Armored Cars and Reconnaissance Halftracks (Osprey New Vanguard #29) Bryan Perrett
German Armored Cars of World War Two John Milsom & Peter Chamberlain

German Armoured Cars 1921-1945 Part 1 (Pegaz # 5)

Pegaz Publishing
  "German Armoured Reconnaissance" (July 2015 Issue of Classic Miltiary Vehicle Magazine) John Blackman
German Early War Armored Fighting Vehicles - World War Two AFV Plans George Bradford
German Light Reconnaissance Vehicles Horst Scheibert

"Into the Archives: German Wartime Vehicles" (February 2011 Issue of Military Machines International Magazine)

James Payne
Leichter Panzerspaehwagen (Sd.Kfz.221, 222, and 223) and Kleiner Panzerfunkwagen (Sd.Kfz.260 and 261) (Panzer Tracts No. 13-1) Thomas Jentz & Hilary Doyle
Panzerspahwagen Uwe Feist & Robert Johnson (Ryton Publications)
Panzerspahwagen: Armored Cars Sdkfz 3 to Sdkfz 263 (Panzer Tracts No. 13) Thomas Jentz
Panzerspahwagen (2cm) Sdkfz 222 Car Photo Detail CD (#17) CD-ROM Chris Hughes (Toadman's Tank Pictures)

Panzerspähwagen Sdkfz. 221/222/223: Wehrmacht Light 4-wheeled Armoured Cars and their Derivatives" (4014)

Tankograd Publishing

Panzerspähwagen Sdkfz. 221/222/223: Wehrmacht Light 4-wheeled Armoured Cars and their Derivatives" (4014)

Tankograd Publishing

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
SDKFZ 222 Armored Car Kit (Mid-Version) (80149) Hobby Boss 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Re-box of Tristar kit?
SDKFZ 222 Armored Car Kit (82442) Hobby Boss 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic;
SDKFZ 222 Armored Car Kit (1st Series) (83815) Hobby Boss 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic;
SDKFZ 222 Armored Car Kit (Mid Version) (80149) Hobby Boss 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Reboxed Tristar Kit #35043.
SDKFZ 222 Armored Car Kit Tamiya 1/35 Plastic; VERY old model.  Decent, but needs a lot of work.
SDKFZ 222 Armored Car Kit with Photo-Etch (35270) Tamiya 1/35 Same as kit above, but with bonus PE set and Aluminum Gun Barrel.
SDKFZ 222 Armored Car Kit "North African Front" (35286) Tamiya 1/35 Same as kits above, but with new figures and DKW NZ350 motorcycle.
SDKFZ 222 Armored Car Kit (35043) Tristar 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; Hobby Boss also re-boxed this kit as #80149.
SdKfz 222 Armored Recon Car Kit (48191) ICM 1/48 Plastic
German Reconnaissance Set (Sdkfz 222 & Kubelwagen Kits) Airfix 1/72 Plastic
SdKfz 222 Armored Recon Car Kit ICM 1/72 Plastic
SdKfz 222 Armored Recon Car Kit Fujimi 1/76 Plastic
       
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Sd.Kfz. 221/223 Instruments, placards and interior stenciling (AR35330) Archer Fine Transfers 1/35 Decals/Transfers For Bronco Kits but can be used with Hobby Boss models as well.
Width Indicators for German Armoured Vehicles (S35-008) Armorscale 1/35 For SdKfz. SD.Kfz.221, 222, 223, 231, 232, 234, 250, 251 series.
Chinese Tank (AFV) - Part 2 (35003) Decals Best Fong 1/35 Has Markings for Nationalist Chinese Vehicles: Sdkfz 221, Sdkfz 222/223, BA-3, BA-20 and M3A1 Scout Car)
Sdkfz 222/223 Accessory Set (T35003) Black Dog 1/35 Resin
SDKFZ 222 Detail Set Eduard Accessories 1/35  
2cm Hangelafette 38 Universal Turret Set (35A021) Griffon Models 1/35 Brass PE set; For Tamiya Sdkfz 222 and Dragon 234/1 Kits.
SdKfz 222 Armored Recon Car Kit Detail Set (48-251) Hauler 1/48 Brass PE set; For ICM Kit.
SdKfz 222 Armored Recon Car Turret (48-250) Hauler 1/48 Brass PE set; For ICM Kit.
SdKfz 222 Armored Recon Car Grill/Mesh Screen Set (48-249) Hauler 1/48 Brass PE set; For ICM Kit.
Sdkfz 222 Type 1 Wheel Set (35087) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin.  For Tristar Model Kit
Sdkfz 222 Type 2 Wheel Set (35088) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin.  For Tristar Model Kit
2cm KwK 30 Gun Barrel Jordi Rubio Accessories 1/35 Turned Aluminum
2cm KwK 38 Gun Barrel Jordi Rubio Accessories 1/35 Turned Aluminum
Sdkfz. 222 Stowage Set (LF1274) Legend Productions 1/35 Resin.
Sdkfz 222 Panzerspahwagen Super Detail Set (LAS 35006) Lion Roar 1/35 Brass set includes gun barrel; For Tamiya Kit.
Sd.Kfz.222 Honeycomb Engine Deck Set (FP-4) Kamizukari 1/35 Laser cut "paper" (really closer to cardboard); For Tamiya kit
Sd.Kfz.222 Honeycomb Engine Deck set (FP-9) Kamizukuri 1/35 Laser cut "paper" (really closer to cardboard); For Tristar Kit.
Sd.Kfz.222 Honeycomb Engine Deck set (FP-10) Kamizukuri 1/35 Laser cut "paper" (really closer to cardboard); For Hobby Boss Kit.
Sdkfz 222 Armored Car Accessory Set (MAC-18) Mantis Miniatures 1/35 Resin.  For the Tamiya Kit
Sdkfz 222 Armored Car SS AFV Commander & Accessory Set (35120) Mantis Miniatures 1/35 Resin.  For the Tamiya Kit
Sdfkz 221/222/223/260 Armored CarTire Chains (AVM35036)   Minor Model 1/35 Photo Etched Brass; For All 1/35 Model Kits.
SdKfz 221, 222 and 223 (Early Hub) Wheel Set (MR-35543) MR Models 1/35 Resin; For the Hobby Boss Kits.
SdKfz 221, 222 and 223 (Late Hub) Wheel Set (MR-35544) MR Models 1/35 Resin; For the Hobby Boss Kits.
2cm KwK 30 Gun Barrel New Connection 1/35 Turned Aluminum
2cm KwK 38 Gun Barrel New Connection 1/35 Turned Aluminum
Sd.Kfz.222 Detail Set (P35-074) Passion Models 1/35 Multi-Media. Also includes Kamizukari Deck Set; For Tamiya kit
Sdkfz 222 Detail Set Pt 1 (ro325) Royal Model 1/35  
Sdkfz 222 Interior Detail Set #2 (ro326) Royal Model 1/35  
Sdkfz 222 Stowage Set Royal Model 1/35  
Sdkfz 222 Wheels Royal Model 1/35  
SDKFZ 223 Fu Armored Car Wheel Set with Snow Chains Tank Workshop 1/35 Should work for 222
Sdkfz 222 Panzerspahwagen Detail Set (PE35204) Voyager Models 1/35 Brass PE set; For Tamiya Kit.
Sdkfz 222 &250/9 Alte Turret Anti-Grenade Mesh Set (PE147) Voyager Models 1/35 Brass PE set; For Tamiya Kit.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Sdkfz 222 Armored Car Model Photos (1/35 Tamiya) Wayne Cassell - Littleton, Colorado USA
Sdkfz 222 Armored Car Model Photos Patrick Keenan - Editor
Sdkfz 222 Armored Car (RAF) Model Photos (1/35 Tamiya) Dave Williams - UK
Sdfkz 222 & 233 Panzerspahwagen Diorama Photos (1/35- Tamiya) John Staehle - Deming, New Mexico USA