Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
Sd. Kfz. 234/3 Puma
116th Panzer Division
Normandy, Autumn 1944
True 1/72 scale.

Professionally painted.

Weathered finish.

Great attention to detail.

All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).

Rubber wheels roll.

Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.

Highly collectable.
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The Sd.Kfz.234/3 chassis saw little change from the Sd.KFZ.234/2 Puma. What was
changed was the superstructure and the top armored plate was removed. With the turret
removed it was replaced by armor plates on all 4 sides. A new 7.5cm KwK51 L/24 short
barreled main gun was installed in the open topped fighting compartment. 6 Sd.Kfz.234/3
vehicles made up a platoon of the Panzerspähwagen Company to support the SdKfz 234/1s.

The 116th Panzer Division was formed on March 28, 1944 was given the name “Greyhound
Division”. In July 1944 the 116th was sent to Normandy and for the first few weeks of August
the Germans and Allies battled for the area around Mortain in Normandy. This became the
largest tank battle of the campaign. Finally the Germans retreated through the Falaise
Pocket and when it was all over the 116th PD only had 600 men and 12 tanks. They were re-
supplied and fought until April 4, 1945.

Specifications for the Sd.Kfz.234/3

Manufacturer - Büssing-NAG

Production Duration – June 1944 – December 1944

Number Produced - 88

Crew – 4

Weight – 11,739 kg

Length w/gun – 6 m

Height – 2.21 m

Width – 2.4 m

Ground Clearance – 34.9 cm

Main Gun – 7.5 cm KwK 51 L/24 short barrel
Secondary – 7.92 mm MG34

Engine – Air-cooled Tatra 103/12 cylinder diesel  220 hp,

Maximum Speed – 80 kph