This RKX kit contains one Steyr ADGZ armoured car.
The ADGZ was developed for the Austrian army in 1934, with around 27 given over to the army and police by 1937. Once Germany took control of Austria through the Anschluss in 1938, all examples of the ADGZ were seized, being given to SS and police units.
In line with several other designs at the time, the ADGZ could be driven from either end of the vehicle, with a dedicated driver for the front and rear. The large, 12-ton vehicle could achieve a top speed of 44mph, and was armed with a 2 cm KwK 35 L/45 autocannon and three MG 34 machine-guns – one turret mounted and the others at the front/rear of the vehicle.
ADGZs were used in the German invasion of Poland in 1939, including famously the attack on the Polish Post Office of Danzig in September. Further models were ordered in 1942 and the ADGZ would be deployed in police work and anti-partisan operations in the Balkans for the rest of the war.
1:56 Scale (28mm).
Supplied unassembled and unpainted.
Display base not included.