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► Photothread: Sd Kfz 263

Post by Tyberan » 16 Oct 2005 07:25

I"m looking for information on this vehilce. Its based on the sdkfz 232 8 rad vehilce but has a turrent less structure on the top. It was used for radio and recon work. I just need dimensions of the top of the vehicle where the turret has been removed and replaced with a single structure. As i want to convert a tamya model of the sdkfz 232 to the sdkfz 263 8rad

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Post by Wiking Ruf » 16 Oct 2005 09:02

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Same chassis as Sd.Kfz.231 with larger compartment for its crew. Large antenna and radio-kit.

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Years of production: 1934-1936
Overall production: 80
Magirus M206 based 6x4 front engine 4 rear wheeldrive armoured car with 2 driving places
Modifications:
Sd.Kfz.231: heavy armoured reconnaissance vehicle ("Waffenwagen"), turret, 2-cm gun, machine
gun, crew 4
Sd.Kfz.232: heavy armoured reconnaissance vehicle (Fu) ("Funkwagen"), turret, frame antenne,
2-cm gun, crew 4
Sd.Kfz.263: heavy armoured radio vehicle, no turret, machine gun, frame antenne, crew 5
Length: 5570mm, width: 1820mm, height: 2250mm (with frame antenne - 2900mm)
Wheelbase: 2500 + 900 mm
Road clearance: 240 mm
Leaf spring suspension, inverted at rear
Front wheel track: 1695mm; toe-in: ? mm; camber: ?o; caster: ?o
Rear track: inner wheels - 1440mm, outer wheels - 1840mm
Lockable differentials
Turning radius: 7,5 m
Engines: "Magirus S88" 70hp/2200rpm, petrol watercooled 6-cyl. OHV 4-stroke, 4562cc
Bore/Stroke: 88/125 mm; compression ratio: 5,8 : 1
Carburettor: Solex BFLH
Electrics: 12V, battery capacity - 105 A*h
Generator type and power: ?; 300 W (Sd.Kfz.231), 600 W (Sd.Kfz.232 (and 263?))
Starter type and power: ?, ? hp
Spark plugs type: ?; ?mm; electrode clearance: ? mm
Clutch: dry single plate
Clutch pedal free run: ?mm
Gearbox: 4 speed main + forward/reverse auxilliary gearbox
Ratios: ?
Differential ratio: ? : 1
Duplicated driving controls in rear of hull
Box profile frame
Brakes: mechanic, on 4 rear wheels
Hand brakes: on gearbox
Weight: 5300kg + 700kg load
Maximal speed: forward- and back - 62 km/h
Tyres: 6,00-20 inches, offroad
Tyre pressures (atmospheres): ?
Fuel tank capacity: 110 Ltr.
Petrol consumption: 35 Ltr/100km (highway), 55 Ltr/100km (offroad)
Cooling system capacity: ? Ltr.
Gearbox oil carter capacity: ? L
Ford depth: 550mm
Armour: 14,5 mm front, 8 mm sides and rear
Similar vehicles also produced by Mercedes-Benz and Büssing-NAG, but only Magirus had small support wheels before middle axle.

Photos and data are from:
Werner Oswald "Kraftfahrzeuge und Panzer der Reichwehr,Wehrmacht und Bundeswehr", 1982,
Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart.

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 16 Oct 2005 16:35

Wiking Ruf wrote:Photos [...] are from:
Werner Oswald "Kraftfahrzeuge und Panzer der Reichwehr,Wehrmacht und Bundeswehr", 1982,
Motorbuch Verlag Stuttgart.

No, they're not.

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Post by David W » 16 Oct 2005 17:30

Tyberan.

What scale is your conversion?

There may be a kit available to save you the work.

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Post by Tyberan » 16 Oct 2005 19:18

Its the tamiya sdkfz 232 1/35th scale kit. There are conversions for it but i live in australia and these kits are near to impossible to get or will cost me 3 times more then the kit did. I was going to scratch build the conversion but just need all the dimensions of the conversion, which is the removal of the turret replaced with larger compartment shown in the pics above. i have pictures of it along with some pictures of models i found in the same scale but no technical drawings so far.

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Re: Sd Kfz 263

Post by tigre » 05 Jan 2014 00:14

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

The Sd Kfz 263 (8x8).

It was developed from the Sd Kfz 231 and was provided with a fixed turret in order to accommodate up to 5 men (two of them as radio operators). The installation of radio equipment took much space, therefore the main gun was not mounted on it and only got a machine gun MG 34 with 750 rounds. It had an antenna frame fixed to the carcass and a telescopic mast.

Source: on the picture.

How many of these vehicles had assigned a signal detachment in a motorized/ armored division?. TIA. Cheers. Raul M 8-).
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Re: SDKFZ 263

Post by tigre » 21 Sep 2014 18:16

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

The Sd Kfz 263 (8x8).

Source: 3 Fotos Sdkfz 263 Panzergruppe Kleist 2 .WK 1940. eBay Auction.

Cheers. Raul M 8-).
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Re: SDKFZ 263

Post by tigre » 08 Jan 2016 21:05

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

The Sd Kfz 263 (8rad) in Poland - Fall 1939.

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/panzer-1939-czesc-14,721701.html.

Cheers. Raul M 8-).
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Re: SDKFZ 263

Post by curiousrommel » 08 Jan 2016 22:10

from one of the three pictures bought from ebay auction, I noticed that, contrary to what I always thought, the side escape hatch was like the SdKfz 234 series, that is one hatch. It seems that it was in two or three pieces. Can someone confirm this and give more details. Thanks

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Re: SDKFZ 263

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Re: SDKFZ 263

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 09 Jan 2016 12:21

curiousrommel wrote:from one of the three pictures bought from ebay auction, I noticed that, contrary to what I always thought, the side escape hatch was like the SdKfz 234 series, that is one hatch. It seems that it was in two or three pieces. Can someone confirm this and give more details. Thanks
In Raul's first "ebay" pic you can plainly see two hatches open on the side.
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Re: SDKFZ 263

Post by Luftflotte2 » 09 Jan 2016 21:42

Location is Jessheim, Norway.
source: ebay.de
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Re: SDKFZ 263

Post by Luftflotte2 » 15 Feb 2016 17:54

source: ebay.de
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Re: SDKFZ 263

Post by Leo Niehorster » 17 Feb 2016 10:02

Re: Luftflotte2 » Mon 15.02.16 – 17:54
Anyone have an idea what the objects could be that stick out from the vehicle(s) in back?
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Re: SDKFZ 263

Post by Luftflotte2 » 17 Feb 2016 16:17

I think they might be Chimneys of field kitchens. From this perspective they appear behind the radio vehicles on the roadside.

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