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Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) (GE363)

Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) (GE363) Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) (GE363)
includes one Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) armoured car with crew.

The Sd Kfz 234 series was the second German variant of the 8-wheeled armoured car concept (designed to replace the Sd Kfz 231 and variants). Instead of having an armoured hull bolted to a chassis the new design combined the chassis in the armoured hull.

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Devil's Charge
The Germans had been in retreat since the Allied breakout from Normandy, finally settling into defensive lines on their frontier as Autumn turned into Winter. In early December 1944 it seemed, to the Americans facing them in the Ardennes forests of Belgium and Luxembourg, unlikely that the Germans would attack.

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Devil's Charge
Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) (GE363) The most famous of the Sd Kfz 234 series was the Sd Kfz 234/2 Puma armed with a 5cm KwK 39 L/60 gun mounted in an enclosed turret. The upgrade to the 5cm gun was an attempt to address a common complaint by armoured car crews; that when forced to engage the enemy they lacked sufficient firepower needed to force a decisive outcome.
The Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower

Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) Jeep
3
0
0
Hull MG.
7.5cm KwK37 gun
24"/60cm
2
9
3+
Hull mounted.
Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) (GE363) Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) (GE363)
To further the German quest for superior firepower, a close-support version was developed, mounting a 7.5cm L/24 gun; this version was designated the Sd Kfz 234/3. The 7.5cm gun taken of early Mark IV panzer tans when they were was mounted in an open-topped superstructure that replaced the turret. The 7.5cm gun was mounted with its original shield, and to proivde the crew with additional protection, the sides of the fighting compartment were raised, to match the gun shield.
Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) (GE363) Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) (GE363)
A secondary armament was provided by a MG34 mounted parallel to the vehicle’s main gun and afforded the crew a much needed deterrent when facing enemy infantry. However, by late 1944 the war was going badly for the Germany and in November Hitler ordered that the short-barrelled 7.5cm gun be replaced with the 7.5cm PaK40 anti-tank gun to further increase the vehicle’s potency. Therefore, production of the Sd Kfz 234/3 ceased in December 1944 in favour of the Sd Kfz 234/4.
 
Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Mark Hazell

Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) (GE363) Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) (GE363)
Hull-mounted Guns
Some tanks mount weapons in the front of the hull instead of in a turret to save weight or to make them easier to produce.


A hull-mounted weapon mounted in the front of a vehicle has a 180-degree Field of Fire covering everything in front of a line drawn across the front of the vehicle. If the weapon is mounted at the rear of the vehicle, the Field of Fire covers everything to the rear of a line drawn across the rear of the vehicle.
Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) (GE363) Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) (GE363)
Content of the Sd Kkz 234/3 Blister Pack
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Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) (GE363)
Description of Components
a. 1x Loader figure.
b. 1x Commander figure.
c.
1x 7.5cm main gun.
d. 4x Twin wheel sets.
e. 1x Resin hull.
Assembling The Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm)
Step 1. Begin assembly by attaching each of the four wheel sets to the resin hull.
Step 2. Next, attach the 7.5cm main to the resin hull at the front of the fighting compartment.
Step 3. Finally, add the crew figure to the inside of the fighting compartment.
Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) (GE363) Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) (GE363) Sd Kfz 234/3 (7.5cm) (GE363)


Last Updated On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront