The Afrika Korps used a mix of light and heavy armoured cars for reconnaissance and to protect themselves from marauding British armoured cars.
The scout troops press British armoured cars back with determination, but in the end, they are aware of their limitations and the foolishness of attempting to assault infantry with a wheeled vehicle.
The Sd Kfz 222 was armed with a 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 autocannon and a 7.92 mm MG 13 machine gun. The crew was increased to three by the addition of a gunner, relieving the commander of that task. In 1938, the MG 13 was replaced by a Maschinengewehr 34, in 1942 the KwK 30 was replaced by the faster firing KwK 38 of the same calibre. Production ran from 1937 to late 1943, with at least 990 vehicles being produced for the army. Its full name was Leichter Panzerspähwagen (2 cm).
The Sdkfz. 221 was armed with a single 7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34, manned by a two-man crew, and had 4-wheel drive. Production ran from 1935 to 1940 with at least 339 vehicles produced for the army. Some Sd. Kfz 221 were rearmed with a 2.8 cm sPzB 41 "heavy anti-tank rifle" in a modified turret. Its full name was Leichter Panzerspähwagen (M.G.).
The 2.8 cm schwere Panzerbüchse 41 (sPzB 41) or "Panzerbüchse 41" was a heavy anti-tank rifle or light anti-tank gun was widely used by light infantry, mountain and paratrooper forces as it could be quickly broken down into its individual components for transport. It was also used on some Sd Kfz 221 and infantry halftracks to add a little extra punch against enemy armour.
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