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Sd. Kfz. 234/3 226.Aufklarungs Abt., 116 Panzer Division, Normandy 1944
General Background
During WWII the German Army used Schwerer Panzerspähwagen (Heavy Armored Reconnaissance Vehicles) to scout ahead and determine the enemy strength and report back to the main units. In spite of its size and weight the Puma was very fast and equipped with a 5cm gun and a 7.92 mm MG. Two unique features of the Sd. Kfz. 234/2 was the ability of the radio operator to drive the vehicle in reverse during emergency situations and it was the only variant with a turret. Production ran from September 1943 to September 1944.
Specifications :
Built by: Büssing-NAG
Crew: 4
Engine: air-cooled Tatra 103/12 cylinder/220hp
Fuel Capacity: 360 litres
On road: 900 km
Cross-Country: 600 km
Maximum Speed: 90 km/h
Length: 6.80 m (with gun)
Width: 2.40 m
Height: 2.28 m
Weight: 11,740 kg
Armor: 5/30 mm
Armament: (1 X 50 mm KwK 39/1 L/60 (55 rounds)
1 X 7.92 mm MG42 (1050 rounds)
smoke dischargers
Armor: 9 – 30 mm