Modeling the Sd.Kfz. 234 Armored Cars in 1/72nd Scale by Doug Chaltry
Article Last Updated: 9 January 2011 email: doug(at)172shermans(dot)com
Sd.Kfz. 234/1

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The Sd.Kfz 234/1 was the reconnaissance/anti-aircraft version of this heavy 8-wheeled armored car. Although built after the Sd.Kfz. 234/2, it was designated as the Sd.Kfz 234/1. Somewhere around 230 were built by the war's end. Some of them were outfitted with a long-range radio set, but I don't know how many. Both the Hasegawa and MarS kits come with parts for this antenna mount, and based on the boxart, the Roden kit should as well.


Kit Name Manufacturer # Medium Comments
Sd.Kfz. 234/1 MarS #7244 Resin Very high detail and many small parts.
Sd.Kfz. 234/1 8-rad Schwere Panzerspähwagen Hasegawa #MT53 Plastic Probably the best kit of this version.
Sd.Kfz. 234/1 Aufklarer Schwerer Panzerspähwagen Roden #703 Plastic Comes with open side bins.


Kit Name Manufacturer Medium Comments
Sd.Kfz. 234 Wheels Attack #72331 Resin Designed for Hasegawa kit, but can be modified to fit others.
Sd.Kfz. 234 Wheels Armory #7252a Resin Wheels for one vehicle, plus a spare. Designed for Roden kit, but can be modified to fit others.
Sd.Kfz. 234 Engine CMK #SP72040 Resin Designed for the Hasegawa kit.
Sd.Kfz. 234/1 Detail Set PART #72150 Photoetch Large and complicated detail set with many very small parts.
Anti-Grenade Mesh and Frame Modelltrans #X7201 Photoetch The same etched parts that are included with Modelltrans' Hangelafette turret conversion set.
Sternantenna Modelltrans #X7203 Photoetch  
Sd.Kfz. 234 Kagero Book/Decals Photosniper No. 20 - Sd.Kfz. 234, by Parada, Koenig and Jabwonski


Kit Name Manufacturer Builder Date

Construction Reviews

Kit Name Manufacturer Builder Date
Sd.Kfz. 234/1 Hasegawa Rob Haelterman 09 January 2015
Sd.Kfz. 234/1 MarS Rob Haelterman 03 June 2011


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