The Sdkfz 231 was the first heavy armoured car developed by Germany before World War II and was based on a modified 6 x 4 truck chassis. The vehicle had a rear driving position therefore could be driven backwards.
The Magirus version was armed with an MG13 machine gun in the rotating turret.
Armour (x)mm @ (y)° (Effective mm @ 0°)
Effective Armour - Maximum 10 mm - Minimum 5 mm
Calibre Weight MVelocity
No ammunition details available
Hit probability is based on a static 2 x 2.4 metre panel at 0 degrees(vertical) at the range specified.
The data that has been used to create these records has come from Wikipedia, The Lone Sentry, The Bundes Archive
and numerous books and websites that have provided the detailed information that has not been available anywhere else. The
information we use to calculate the penetration tables, flight times and the hit probability comes from the Gun Calibre,
the Shell Mass(Kg) and the muzzle velocity, plus range reductions to allow for gravity and wind resistance. This calculation
originally came from a pre-war Krupp calculation which has been modified, and seems to fit the actual test results.