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SdKfz 222

So often associated with the Afrika Korps, the SdKfz 222 light reconnaissance vehicle has an indubitable aesthetical value. This was the little brother of the eight-wheeled German reconnaissance vehicles, whose outstanding design would be later inherited by the Spähpanzer Luchs which entered service in 1975.

SdKfz 222
SdKfz 222
SdKfz 222
SdKfz 222

The SdKfz 222 featured armament and armor equivalent to that of its immediate eight-wheeled successor, and saw widespread use on every front; however its all-terrain performance resulted inferior outside the road network of Europe.

SdKfz 232

The SdKfz 232 brought the superior all-terrain capabilities which were necessary in the Eastern and North African theaters. This vehicle featured 8x8 traction and independent steering for each group of four wheels. A very characteristic element was the large command antenna attached to the top of the hull and turret. Some vehicles, like the one in the picture, had attached a frontal bumper.

SdKfz 250

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, respected tactician and Commander of the German Afrika Korps, used this SdKfz 250 armoured command vehicle during many of his desert campaigns against the British 8th Army. He had the word 'Greif' (strike) painted on the side and frequently directed operations from this mobile 'control room'.

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