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Thursday, 3 June 2021

20mm SdKfz 221

A First to fight SdKfz 221 painted in late war colours.  The commander is a Britannia DAK tank commander and he is painted in the Telo mimetico Italian scheme used by the German army after the Italian armistice.

This is a nice little kit of what was, by 1944, a pretty much obsolete vehicle, still pressed into service in some units for anti-partisan, battlegroup recce and liaison duties.  An SdKfz 223 with bed frame aerial is listed in the R-F Normandy Battlegroup book attached to the Battlegroup HQ of a panzergrenadier division.



I've given the commander an Iron Cross ribbon on the front of his tunic.



As ever, thanks for looking.

4 comments:

  1. love it, and fighting in one of these, he deserves the iron cross !

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    1. Thanks Alan,
      Riding around in what amounts to a tin can on wheels, I think he deserves something.

      Cheers, Andy

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  2. Fantastic little addition to your collection. Love the Commander in his Italian Camo.
    Cheers Richard P

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    1. Thanks Mr P. I've got a few of these to work through, but I'm having to complete them in bite sized chunks, between bouts of working in the garden.

      Cheers, Andy

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