SdKfz 234/2 Puma (8-Rad) armored car, date unknown

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Added Date 12 Dec 2012

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
30 Mar 2015 06:36:05 PM

FAST RECON:

Sounderkraftfahrzeug or Special Purpose Vehicle don't you just like these German compound words...

Sd.Kfz.234 this vehicle has crow's foot command antenna, vehicle was armed w/ 1 x 50mm KwK 39 L/60 main gun w/55 rounds, secondary armament was 1 x MG 34 or MG 42 machine gun w/2,850 rounds.

Camouflage could be dark yellow w/brown and green 101 of these vehicles were produced. Did you know that the Sd.Kfz 234 had two driving positions located in the front and back. Versions of the Sd.Kfz 234 family were always in short supply, German industry produced about 500 of all models.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
31 Mar 2015 05:01:57 PM

THE FAST AND NOT SO FURIOUS:

Sd.Kfz 234/2 Sounderkraftfahrzeug or Special Purpose Vehicle, don't you just like those German compound words. Let's take a look at this vehicle its armed w/1 x 50mm KwK 39 L/60 main gun w/55 rounds, secondary 1 x 7.92mm MG 34 or MG 42 machine gun w/2,850 rounds.
Crew of four were armed with personal weapons as pistols, MP-40 and hand grenades. Vehicle mounts the long-range crow's foot command antenna and smoke dischargers production number about 101 Sd.Kfz 234/2s were built before wars end vehicle looks like its camouflaged in dark yellow with brown and green.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
3 Apr 2015 10:04:09 PM

MISSING LINK: MORE TO THE STORY # 415

Puma Sd.Kfz234/4 vehicle plate WH 1551051 turret # 415 what does the number mean? 4th Company, 1st Platoon, 5th Vehicle unidentified unit Normandy, France, 1944.

NEW CAT IN TOWN:

Today the Bundeswehr (Federal German Army) has a modern successor to the wartime Sd.Kfz series vehicles, they are the 8 x 8 Spahpanzer 2 Luch one version is armed w/1 x 20mm cannon and 1 x 7.62mm MG3 machine gun.

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