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WZ. 34 Armored Car

WZ.34-I Armored Car


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: Poland
First Produced/Service Dates: 1934
Manufactured by: Chassis: Société Citroën-Kégresse; Construction/Conversion: Polish Armored Weapons Technical Research Bureau
Crew: 2
Armament: Turret: (1) 37mm Cannon or (1) 7.92mm Machine Gun
Engine: 4 Cylinder Gasoline
Miscellaneous Info: The Wzor 34 (WZ.34) Armored Cars were converted from a number of Citroën-Kégresse WZ.28 Halftrack Armored Cars because the latter were found to be lacking in performance when compared to less-complicated wheeled vehicles.  The initial WZ.34's used a large portion of the halftrack chassis, but had new axles and armored bodies fitted.  Subsequent variants of the armored Car (referred to as the WZ-34-I and WZ.34-II) had additional changes and modifications made, most notably with upgraded engines, rear axles, electrical systems and hydraulic brakes.  Also, the later variants had redesigned (but very similar) armored bodies and turrets fitted as well. Identification of the different variants is difficult as there was constant upgrading of earlier vehicles to later standards.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
    WZ.34 Armored Car Photo The Polish National Archives
    WZ.34-I Armored Car Photos The Polish National Archives
    WZ.34-I or II Armored Car Photos The Polish National Archives

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
WZ.34 Armored Car Information & Photos PIBWL Military Site
WZ.34 Armored Car Information & Photos Tanks Encyclopedia.com

Printed

Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
Encyclopedia of Armoured Cars Duncan Crow and Robert J. Icks

Samochódy Pancerne WZ. 29/WZ. 34 (Wydawnictwo Militaria)

Janusz Ledwoch

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Armored Car WZ.34 Model Kit (35001) AGA 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic. Re-box of Certi Kit.
Armored Car WZ.34 Model Kit (438) Certi 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
Armored Car WZ.34 Model Kit (3501) Certi 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic
Armored Car WZ.34 Model Kit (3501) Encore Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic. Re-box of Certi Kit.
Polish Radpanzer WZ.34 Model Kit (WZ05) Fine Scale Factory 1/72 Resin.
Polish Armored Car WZ.34 Model Kit with Machine Gun (PL1939-007) First to Fight 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
Polish Armored Car WZ.34-II with 37mm Cannon Model Kit (PL1939-009) First to Fight 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
Polish Armored Car WZ.34 Model Kit (FM001) FUN Model 1/35 Vacuform
Armored Car WZ.34-II Model Kit (35406) Mirage Hobby 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic. Re-box of Certi Kit.
Armored Car WZ.34-II (Polish & German) Model Kit (355020) Mirage Hobby 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic. Re-Box of Certi Kit.
Armored Car WZ.34-II Model Kit (835096) Mirage Hobby 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic. Re-Box of Certi Kit; Includes paints/brush.
Armored Car WZ.34 Model Kit (03) Toga 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic. Re-box of Certi Kit.
Polish WZ.34-II Armored Car Kit (72002) Wild Hogs' Models 1/72 Resin and White Metal.
Polish WZ.34-I Armored Car Kit (72004) Wild Hogs' Models 1/72 Resin and White Metal.
Polish Panzerspähwagen Wz.34 Model Kit (72005) Wild Hogs' Models 1/72 Resin and White Metal.
       
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Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider