Sd.Kfz 231 and Sd.Kfz 232

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Sd.Kfz 231 and Sd.Kfz 232

Post by YAN » 29 Nov 2012 16:50

Hi, the German Sd.Kfz 231 and Sd.Kfz 232 Armoured cars were in fact very similar, except for one being a Fu, all of the data I have on these AFVs say that 123 were built of both variants, but can anyone please tell me how many of each model was produced.

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Re: Sd.Kfz 231 and Sd.Kfz 232

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 30 Nov 2012 16:57

According to the Encyclopedea of German Tanks there were in fact 607 of the 231/232 built and certainly I would find a mere 123 as being far too few considering the number of them in each Panzer Division and the number of Panzer Divisions. Sadly I can't tell you how many of each type were built.
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Re: Sd.Kfz 231 and Sd.Kfz 232

Post by tigre » 03 Jan 2016 18:22

Hello to all :D; a little complement.....................

Sd.Kfz. 231 – (8-rad Schwerer Panzerspähwagen).

Source: 1. Panzer Div. Sd.Kfz im Einsatz TSCHECHEI März 1939 ...eBay Auction.

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Re: Sd.Kfz 231 and Sd.Kfz 232

Post by Maxschnauzer » 03 Jan 2016 23:29

This source http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/n ... _8-rad.php says total production of the the Sd.Kfz.231 (8-rad) was 1235 units? :?
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Re: Sd.Kfz 231 and Sd.Kfz 232

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 04 Jan 2016 13:14

Max, it also says that only 28 x SdKfz 232 were built so how seriously can it be taken ?
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Re: Sd.Kfz 231 and Sd.Kfz 232

Post by Denniss » 05 Jan 2016 02:09

123 may or may not be correct for the 6-wheelers.
Of the 8-wheelers with GS chassis a total of 947 chassis were built, used by 231/232/233 and the radio/command vehicle 263.
263 production ended in 1/43 with 127 built since 1939, there may be 64-100 more built from 1936.
of the 233 135 were built from 6/42 to 10/43.
of the 231/232 a total of 531 were built from 1939 to 9/43, some ~60-100 were built from 1936.
Data from Panzer Tracts 13-2

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Re: Sd.Kfz 231 and Sd.Kfz 232

Post by Maxschnauzer » 05 Jan 2016 09:37

Alanmccoubrey wrote:Max, it also says that only 28 x SdKfz 232 were built so how seriously can it be taken ?
Hi Alan,
I wasn't taking it seriously at all. My point was that there seems to be so much contradictory info out there that it's difficult for the casual observer like myself to take any of these estimates without a grain of salt.
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Re: Sd.Kfz 231 and Sd.Kfz 232

Post by tigre » 11 Jun 2016 19:58

Hello to all :D; something more.....................

Poland - Fall 1939! A le. Division in action.

Here the 8 wheeled armored vehicles in action within an armored/light Division in Poland 1939. Sd Kfz 231 schwere panzerspähwagen, Sd Kfz 232 Funkwagen y Sd Kfz 263 Funkwagen. AFAIK each armoured reconnaissance squadron consisted of a squadron headquarters containing one radio command vehicle and four armoured cars fitted with radio; one heavy troop of six eight/six-wheeled armoured cars; and two light troops, each of six four-wheeled cars. The heavy troop could be further sub-divided into three two-car sections, and the light troops into two three-car sections, provided each section contained at least one car fitted with radio. See below.....................

Source: 7. PANZERDIVISION (GESPENSTERDIVISION) über 370 Fotos. http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-9, ... tml#663031.

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Re: Sd.Kfz 231 and Sd.Kfz 232

Post by Denniss » 12 Jun 2016 06:55

232's designation was not Funkwagen but schwerer Panzerspähwagen (Funk).

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Re: Sd.Kfz 231 and Sd.Kfz 232

Post by tigre » 12 Jun 2016 19:41

Hello Denniss :D; got it :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Sd.Kfz 231 and Sd.Kfz 232

Post by tigre » 24 Apr 2020 22:01

Hello to all :D; more.....................

Sd.Kfz. 232 – 8-rad Schwerer Panzerspähwagen (Funk).

Source: http://www.autogallery.org.ru/k/oa/sdkf ... ydeww2.jpg

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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