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Heavy Armored Car (7.5cm)


Country of Origin/Used by: Germany
First Produced/Service Dates: 1941
Manufactured by: Deutsche Werke, Schichau
Crew: 3
Armament: Main: 7.5cm KwK 37 L/24 Howitzer;  Secondary: 7.92mm MG42
Engine: 8 Cylinder Gasoline (Bussing-NAG L8V)
Miscellaneous Info: The Sdkfz 233 Heavy Armored Car (7.5cm) (Schwerer Panzerspahwagen-7.5cm) is based on the same chassis as the SDKFZ 231/232 Fu Heavy Armored Car (8-Wheel) and Sdkfz 263 Armored Radio Car (8-Wheel).
Data Sheet Available:   Sdkfz 233 Heavy Armored Car (7.5cm) Data Sheet by David Haugh


Reference Source/Provider
Sdkfz 233 Heavy Armored Car (7.5cm) Photos The German Bundesarchiv
Sdkfz 233 Heavy Armored Car (7.5cm) Photos David Haugh - Content Editor
      Sdkfz 233 Heavy Armored Car (7.5cm) Photos Imperial War Museum

References Available


Reference Source/Provider


Reference Author
A Photo History of Armoured Cars In Two World Wars George Forty
Büssing's schwere Pz.Spähwagen Part 2: Sd.Kfz. 233 (7,5 cm), Panzerfunkwagen Sd.Kfz. 263 and Panzermesskraftwagen" (Nuts & Bolts Volume 36) Martin Block and Holger Erdmann
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 Armored Cars In Action - Squadron/Signal Publications David Doyle
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 - AFV Weapons Profile #33 Major General N.W. Duncan

German Armoured Cars 1921-1945 Part 2 (Pegaz # 6)

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 Eight-Wheeled Reconnaissance Vehicles Horst Scheibert
Military Vehicles in Detail #2: Sdkfz 231/234 8- Rad Terry Gander
Panzerspahwagen: Armored Cars Sdkfz 3 to Sdkfz 263 (Panzer Tracts No. 13) Thomas Jentz
Panzerspahwagen Sdkfz 231/232 Wehrmacht Heavy 6 & 8 Wheeled Armoured Cars and their Derivatives - Tankograd Publishing #4010

Review by Patrick Keenan at the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) Website

Henry Hoppe
Puma and Other Heavy Reconnaissance Vehicles Horst Scheibert
Schwerer Panzerspaehwagen (Sd.Kfz.231, 232, and 233) and Panzerfunkwagen (Sd.Kfz.263) (Panzer Tracts No. 13-2) Thomas Jentz & Hilary Doyle
Schwerer Panzerspahwagen (Sdkfz 231) 8 Rad (Museum Ordnance Special Number 11) Thomas Jentz

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
SdKfz.233 8-Rad Panzerspahwagen Model kit (AF35233)   AFV Club 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic; New Tooled.  Coming Soon as of April 2015.
SDKFZ 233 7.5cm Armored Car Kit (Mod 1942) Model Kit (CB35127) Bronco Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
SDKFZ 233 Armored Car Kit (0706) Roden 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Sd.Kfz. 233 Accessory Set (T35176) Black Dog 1/35 Resin; For the AFV Club Kit
75mm K51 L/24 Turned Barrel(35-327) Elefant Model Accessories 1/35 Turned Aluminum with Resin Mantlet; For Italeri Model kit.
SdKfz 233 7.5 cm KwK 37 L/24 Stummel Armored Car Conversion (GAS48121) Gaso.Line 1/48 Resin; Use with Tamiya SDKFZ 232 Kit
Sdkfz 232 Series Wheel Set (35090) Hussar Productions 1/35 Resin.
SDKFZ 233 Conversion JP Hobby 1/35 Resin; Use with Tamiya SDKFZ 232 Kit
Sdkfz 232 8-wheeled armored car series Tire Chains (AVM35046) Minor Model 1/35 Photo Etched brass; Contains enough material for 4 wheels.  Set for use with the AFV Club Series of model kits.
Sd.Kfz.231/232/263 (8 Rad) Short Exhaust Pipes Moskit 1/35  
SDKFZ 233 (Early) Conversion (3515) New Connection Models 1/35 Resin; Use with Tamiya SDKFZ 232 Kit
7.5cm KwK 37 L/24 Rifled Gun Barrel (35B130) RB Models 1/35 Turned Aluminum.
SdKfz. 231/232 Wheel/Tire Set Royal Model 1/35  
German Armored Car Lifting Hook-Riveted (10027) Tiger Model Designs 1/35 Resin; Useable on Sdkfz 231 Series of vehicles (Check references)

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider
Sdfkz 222 & 233 Panzerspahwagen Diorama Photos (1/35- Tamiya) John Staehle - Deming, New Mexico USA