Sd.Kfz.232 6 rad
6 Wheel German
WWII Armoured Car
S u m m a r y
||Italeri 7032 Sd. Kfz 232 6
||59 Dark Grey injection
moulded Plastic parts on one sprue, decals for four vehicles, A5
fold out instructions with history, parts plan, 8 build diagrams
and paint/decal drawings.|
||Interesting and rare
subject, nicely detailed and good decals. |
||All hatches closed; some
Italeri's 1/72 scale
Sd.Kfz.232 will be available online from Squadron.com
Almost without doubt, the most prolific releases in armour modelling
are late WW II German tanks, so it is nice to see Italeri come out
with an early war vehicle.
It is German, but it's not a tank.
The Sd.Kfz 232 6 Rad (Wheel) Armoured Car was not successful in
service. First built in the 1930s for the German Army, it was used
until just after the Battle of France. Not much more than a lightly
armoured truck, it had no special cross-country abilities, but the
experience from this vehicle led to the much more successful 8
This is a brand new Italeri moulding, not one of the old Esci kits
that Italeri are currently producing.
Detail in this small scale is good. The only other small 232
(6 rad) that I've seen is the old Matchbox in 1/76 scale kit. Italeriís
offering is much more detailed.
A fairly simple kit, all 59 parts are on one sprue with very
fine detail and no sink or ejector pin marks, and just the tiniest
amount of flash. This should be a quick build.
Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:
There is a shovel and axe moulded on to one of the guards but the
rest of the tools are separate. Some parts are very small and will
need careful handling. All the hatches are unfortunately closed but
shouldn't be hard to open.
As you would expect of an early armoured car, all the colour schemes
are Panzer Grey with two from France, one from Poland and the fourth
in pre-war Germany.
The decals, as we've come to expect from Italeri are very well
printed with good register, minimum carrier film, number plates for
all vehicles, a variety of crosses and numerous smaller items of
Although Italeri has been steadily releasing the old but sill
quite good Esci range of 1/72 scale Armour kits, it's good to see
them slip one of their own new mouldings in occasionally to fill the
Thanks to Italeri for the review sample.
Review and Images Copyright © 2005 by Glen Porter
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