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Leichter Panzerspähwagen   Sd.Kfz.261 Ausf. B

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Leichter Panzerspähwagen - Sd.Kfz.261 Ausf. B
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We have been collecting German armoured car parts for nearly 20 years. A large number of the parts we have been offered came without the knowledge of which Series or variant the parts or panels related to. They are inevitably sold as German armoured car parts unless located through a specified search. Many of our Sd.Kfz.223 items, including turrets and a complete vehicle have been referred to as Sd.Kfz 221 parts by others. We have accepted everything regardless of whether they are for an early or late Sd.Kfz.223, 222 or 260 variant. The reality is we are unable to predict what parts would be the next to appear so have avoided turning down offers in the leichte Spähwagen range. We now as a result have many Sd.Kfz 234 parts, which we are very unlikely to use. The same happened with the Sd.Kfz.261 Ausf. B (5 Serie ) armoured car. More and more parts and body panels kept arriving until one day a chassis was offered and subsequently delivered to us. Due to its exposure the chassis is in two halves. At some point it had been stripped which is unhelpful as the earlier chassis components have been much easier to track down by ....

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