The Foundation has two Sd.Kfz.223 chassis. Both are the earlier designated Einheitsfahrgestell I Typ 801, which would have been assembled as Ausf. A 3 Serie Sd.Kfz.223s. We intend to restore only one of the Ausf. A vehicles as the chassis selected is complete with engine and gearbox. The other Sd.Kfz 223 Ausf.A chassis, complete with everything save for a gearbox will not be restored.
The prime decision taken before starting the project, was what exactly we wanted the 3 Serie Sd.Kfz 223 to represent when it was fully restored. Should it be restored to the finish it had at the time it left the assembly line, or should it be brought back to the time at the end of its operational service?
This Sd.Kfz 223 is alleged to have been involved in the Braspart (Brittany) raid to rescue captured Fallschirmjaeger , from the hands of the French resistance. The vehicle was at that time from the vehicle pool of the Kriegsmarine base in Brest.
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