The Leichter Panzerspähwagen were a series of light four-wheel drive armoured cars produced by Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1944.
It used the standard sPkw I Horch 801 chassis with an angled armoured body and turret.
The rear mounted engine was a 67 kW (90 hp) Horch 3.5 petrol engine, giving it a road speed of 80 km/h and a cross-country speed of 40 km/h . It had a maximum range of 300 km.
Used by the reconnaissance battalions (Aufklärungs-Abteilung) of the Panzer divisions, the type performed well enough in countries with good road networks, like those in Western Europe. However, on the Eastern Front and North Africa, this class of vehicle was hampered by its relatively poor off-road performance. In those theaters, it gradually found itself replaced in the reconnaissance role by the Sdkfz 250 half-track.
- Item No: 83811
- Item Name: German Sd.Kfz.221 Leichter Panzerspahwagen (1st Series)
- Bar Code: 6939319238115
- Scale: 1:35
- Item Type: Static kit
- Model Dimension Length: 134mm; Width: 57mm
- Total Plastic Parts: 310+
- Total Sprues: 14 sprues, upper hull and lower hull
- Chrome plate Parts: n/a
- Resin Parts: n/a
- Metal Parts: n/a
- Photo Etched Parts: 2 pcs
- Film Accessory: n/a
- Released Date: 2015-04
- More Features:
- Fully detailed Interior
- Multi-directional slide molded Upper hull
- Two-directional slide molded Lower hull
- Four rubber tires with fine detail
- Photo-etched parts included