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PK-85 Matchbox Sd.Kfz. 232 Armoured Radio Car.

Kit number: PK-85

The Sd.Kfz. 232 first entered service with the Reichswehr in 1933, based on the standard three axled truck chassis but featuring major new concepts in armoured car design by having a direction-change gearbox, enabling the vehicle to be driven forward and reverse in four gears.

The Sd.Kfz. 232 formed the backbone of the German Armies Armoured Reconnaisance Corps. With its increased armour protection and fire-power of the vehicle this enabled deeper reconnaisance missions in enemy held territory which were vital for the success of any attack. Sd.Kfz. 231's 232's (FU) armoured cars were used in the German pre W.W.II annexations of Austria, Sudetenland, Bohemia, Moravia and the Memel's.

They were also used throughout the Polish campaign and the early part of the invasion of France before being withdrawn from front line service, and used in Training and Policing duties.

Kit/Price range Purple
Date of production: 1977
Manufacturer: Lesney Products & Co Ltd.
Scale: 1/76
Number of parts: 62
Skill level: 2 (dots)
Decal unit types: (1) - 3rd Coy: Armoured Reconnaissance Group. Army Group North ('B') 4th Arma Poland 1939.

(2) - H.Q. Coy: 2nd Battalion Infantry Regiment. Panzer Group Guderian (XIX) Panzer.