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Nuts & Bolts No. 35
Büssing’s schwere Pz.Spähwagen Part 1

Author(s)  Holger Erdmann
Language(s) English/German Text
Format: Soft cover, perfect bound, 8.5" x 11"
Pages:  192 pages
Photos:  Over 300 photos
Publisher: Nuts and Bolts, Germany
ISBN: None listed

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In common parlance the word „tanks“ (in German “Panzer”) means an armoured tracked fighting vehicle.
But reconnaissance units of the Reichswehr and Wehrmacht used armoured wheeled vehicles, which were
also called “Panzerwagen” (armoured car). On the well-built streets of mid- and Western Europe they
offered the advantage of higher speed, lower noise when driving and greater range; with sufficient armour
protection and weaponry. In the course of rearmament of the Reichswehr and Wehrmacht at the beginning
of the 1930s, funds were limited, but armoured cars could be produced at a lower price than tracked

After the first experiences with early developments of 4-wheeled (Kfz.13 & 14) and 6-wheeled armoured
cars (Kfz.67 & 67a) their poor cross-country capability was quickly recognized. This led to the
development of the 8-wheeled armoured cars with the specially developed GS chassis by the company
Büssing-NAG, called Sd.Kfz. 231, 232 (originally called Sd.Kfz. 233, 234) and 263. In the course of the
war a fourth variant was introduced, the Sd.Kfz 233 (7,5 cm KwK), and in small numbers a ballistic
measuring vehicle was built. The extensive available material brought to the publisher allowed for them
to make the decision to break this family of vehicles into two volumes. This first volume deals with the
Sd.Kfz. 231 and 232 (first called Sd.Kfz. 233 and 234):

  • approx. 300 photos, of these 140 contemporary photos from manuals, combat and War fronts in b/w, a number of them previously unpublished
  • 110 colour photos of the surviving vehicles in public and private collections
  • 32 colour photos of two models from Tony Greenland and V. Branigan
  • 25 pages of English / German text
  • 24 pages of scale drawings of all versions of this machine in 1:35 scale from John Rue
  • 14 camouflage schemes from Carlos Vaquerizo,
  • tables of organization of units (Kriegstärke-Nachweisungen KStN) having these weapons in their arsenal

  • Also available from this publisher:

    Nuts and Bolts No. 34 Nuts and Bolts No. 33 Nuts and Bolts No. 32 Nuts and Bolts No. 31 Nuts and Bolts No. 30 Nuts and Bolts No. 29

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