Sd.Kfz. 234/1Schwere Panzerspahwägen
Kit # 31153 (MT53) Review by Simon Barnes

After the release of the Puma it was obvious that Hasegawa were going to release other variants on the same chassis. This is the reconnaissance variant mounting a 2cm gun in a turret. The kit is exactly the same as the Puma with all the same faults.

The new part for this kit is the turret, which is nicely moulded and slightly more detailed than the same turret mounted in the UM kit of the SdKfz 140/1. The gun is reproduced better in the Hasegawa kit but would still benefit from an aftermarket barrel. The main disappointment are the anti grenade screens, moulded solid in the kit and could definitely benefit from some PE.


Die Gepanzerten Radfahrzeuges des Deutschen Heeres1909-1945 by Walter Spielberger Motor Buch Verlag

German Armoured Cars and Reconnaissance Half-Tracks 1939-45 by Bryan Perret Osprey New Vanguard 29


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