The Sd.Kfz 222 Leichter Panzerspähwagen (2 cm). was the second model in a series of light armoured reconnaissance vehicles (the Leichter Panzerspähwagen series) produced by Germany from 1935 to 1944. The production for the Sd.Kfz. 222 itself occurred between 1937 to 1943, with some 990 Sd.Kfz. 222s built by the end of the vehicle’s production run. Armed with a 2cm autocannon, the Sd.Kfz. 222 severed in the Panzer Divisions’ Reconnaissance Battalions.
I printed the Sd.Kfz. 222 in the 1/72 scale and painted this model in the common colours of a late war German vehicle. Starting in 1943, dunkelgelb, a dark shade of yellow, became the standard base colour for German military vehicles. Units in field were supplied with dunkelgelb paint to repaint their vehicles. Typically, brown and green paints were applied over the dunkelgelb to create a camouflage pattern.
The images below are found in the German Armour III section of Citizen Soldiers: A 1/72 scale World War 2 Model Site.
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