Sd Kfz 231 8-Rad Heavy Armoured Car

Originally developed in the early 1930 by Bussing-NAG, the design allowed rapid movement both forward and back with 6 forward and 6 reverse gears. The rear mounted engine was well protected although additional armour was often added to the front of these cars early in WWII. The heavy cars were deployed alongside the lighter cars such as the Sd Kfz 222. Armed with a 20mm KwK30 or 20mm KwK38 cannon, the 231 was used extensively in the role of reconnaissance on all fronts.