Sd.Kfz. 234/2 Puma. Designed and built by me. The puma above has a new turret.
About this creation
About the Sd.Kfz. 234/2 Puma.
This version had a turret and mounted a 5 cm KwK 39/1 L/60, very similar to the weapon previously used on the later versions of the Panzerkampfwagen III. It weighed nearly 12 tons but was still capable of 85 km/h (53 mph). It was one of the most heavily armed armored cars available. However, engagement was strictly discouraged due to its thin armor, and also due to its intended role of reconnaissance. The armored car could be driven backwards by the radio operator in an emergency as well. Production started in 1943 but was stopped in the second half of 1944. The other three 234 variants were kept in production until the end of the war.
My creation unfortunately, does not have space for a driver to sit in. Please comment! thanks.
Side view. The gap is the driver's side vision port.
Motor cover armour.
Open it to reveal the diesel motor!
view of the puma's eight wheels, armour skirts removed. The real puma did not have any armour skirts, I just added them to upgrade its "armour"!
front view. the gap is the driver's front vision port.