Sd.Kfz. 234 was a series of heavy 8-wheeled armored cars
produced by Germany in limited numbers late in the war.
Originally intended for the reconnaissance role, the
versatility of the chassis soon became apparent, and the
changing war needs necessitated the construction of close
support and anti-tank versions of the vehicle, in
addition to the recon and scout cars.
It wasn't until 2002-2003 that
modelers were provided with a decent model of these
vehicles, thanks to the outstanding resin kits produced
by MarS. In 2005, the floodgates opened with the release
of three plastic Sd.Kfz. 234/2 Pumas in the same year,
followed by several other versions in plastic over the
next couple of years. We are now well-served with
multiple choices of most versions of this highly
successful armored car.