Rubicon Models

Sdkfz 222/223 Light Armoured Car 280062 1/56

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Please note this product has a slightly longer dispatch time. It will be dispatched in 2-4 working days.

The Rubicon Models SdKfz 222/223 Light Armoured Car model kit offers a detailed representation of a versatile German reconnaissance vehicle from World War II. Here’s a comprehensive overview of its features, historical context, and specifics of the model kit:

Historical Background
Role and Development: The SdKfz 222 and 223 were light armoured cars used extensively by the German military for reconnaissance and scouting roles during World War II. They were known for their speed, agility, and relatively light armament, which consisted of a 20mm autocannon for defensive purposes.

Design Features: Both variants featured a turret-mounted 20mm autocannon that could elevate and rotate, providing effective firepower against infantry and light vehicles. The vehicles offered excellent mobility on various terrains, making them ideal for reconnaissance missions. The SdKfz 223 variant was equipped with additional radio equipment for communication.

Operational Use: Deployed from the early stages of the war, these armoured cars played crucial roles in reconnaissance units, providing vital intelligence to German forces across different theaters of war. Their speed and agility allowed them to operate ahead of main forces, gathering intelligence and conducting screening operations.

Variants and Configurations: The SdKfz 222 served as the standard reconnaissance variant, while the SdKfz 223 was specialized for command and communication roles with enhanced radio equipment. The kit allows for the construction of both variants, offering flexibility in modeling specific historical scenarios.

Product Features
Scale: 1/56 (28mm)
Components: Detailed plastic parts enable assembly with options to build either the SdKfz 222 or SdKfz 223 variants.
Customization Options: Includes two headlight and road wheel configurations, as well as the choice between open or closed anti-grenade mesh for added realism. Stowage and optional items are included to enhance detailing.
Crew Figures: Features crew figures in mid-war and DAK (Deutsches Afrikakorps) uniforms, reflecting different theater-specific uniforms and enhancing historical accuracy.
Assembly and Detailing
Construction Requirements: Requires ABS cement for secure assembly of parts, suitable for modelers experienced with plastic model kit assembly techniques.
Painting and Weathering: Offers opportunities for detailed painting to replicate historical color schemes and weathering effects, reflecting the vehicle’s use in various combat environments.
Display Potential: With movable parts such as the turret-mounted autocannon and customizable configurations, the model can be displayed dynamically, illustrating its role in reconnaissance missions during World War II.
Additional Notes
Conversion Option: The base kit supports conversion into the SdKfz 260 or 261 variants, specialized for radio communications. The conversion kit for these variants is sold separately.
Historical Accuracy: Designed with attention to historical details, the model kit provides an authentic representation of the SdKfz 222/223 armoured cars, making it suitable for both collectors and enthusiasts interested in World War II military history.
Conclusion
The Rubicon Models SdKfz 222/223 Light Armoured Car model kit offers a comprehensive portrayal of a significant German reconnaissance vehicle from World War II, renowned for its agility, firepower, and operational versatility. Ideal for modeling enthusiasts and collectors alike, the kit combines historical accuracy with detailed modeling features, providing an engaging representation of this iconic armoured car.

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