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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

SdKfz 232 (8 rad)

Germany

Armour Details

Turret

 Front 15mm@20(16.0mm)
 Side  8mm@30(9.0mm)
 Rear  8mm@30(9.0mm)
 Top  6mm@85(6.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 14.5mm@28(16.0mm)
 Side  8mm@35(10.0mm)
 Rear  8mm@35(10.0mm)
 Top  6mm@87(6.0mm)

Hull

 Front 18mm@35(22.0mm)
 Side  8mm@35(10.0mm)
 Rear  10mm@25(11.0mm)
 Top  5mm@90(5.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 17 mm

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 22 (mm) - Minimum 5 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1936 - 1943
Quantity Produced 100
Weight  8.3 (tonnes)
Crew 4
M.G's small 1
M.G's Large -
Length 5.85 (mtr)
Width 2.2 (mtr)
Height 2.35 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 53.125 (mph)
Cross Country Speed 19.375 (mph)
Range Road 187 (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power 150
Power/Weight 18.07 (HP/tonne)

General Information


The SdKfz 232 (8 rad) was an armoured car , 100 of which were used by the germans between 1936 and 1943.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 4 and was 2.2 metres wide, 5.85 metres long, 2.35 metres high and weighed 8.3 tonnes.

Powered by a 150hp petrol engine the SdKfz 232 (8 rad) was capable of a road speed of 53mph and a cross country speed of 19mph. The SdKfz 232 (8 rad) had a road range of 187 miles

Based on the 8 wheel armoured car chassis, the vehicle was armed with 1 light machine gun, a 2.0cm Kwk 38 L/55 with a muzzle velocity of 899m/sec which was capable of penetrating 18mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
2.0cm Kwk 38 L/55
 Calibre 20 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 899 m/sec
 Shell Weight 0.12 Kg
 Ammunition180 rounds carried
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 28 27 24 18
Flight Time(secs) 0.11 0.24 0.51 1.26
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 93
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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