Sd.Kfz 234/4
Kit # 709 Review by Simon Barnes

The first Sd.Kfz 234/4 to be release although I presume that one will follow from Italeri and maybe Hasegawa. Based on the earlier Puma kit this time being paired up with their new Pak 40 kit Roden have made a few changes to the kit the main one being that they have corrected the rear engine deck that was the main fault with their Puma kit.

At first glance the sprue seems to be the same as the Puma right down to the lower turret base included, it does however include a new upper hull of which has already been mentioned the engine deck has been corrected and is now the same size as the Hasegawa 234 series.

The second sprue contains the additions solely for the 234/4 kit and includes the new bulkheads and Ammunition holders for inside the fighting compartment.

the third sprue contains the PAk 40 gun itself, this is a big improvenent over the Italeri/Esci offering, the only other one we have is the one from Hasegawa included in their Sd.Kfz 251 ausf D

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