Series of light four wheel drive armoured cars produced by Germany from 1935 to 1944. German name: Leichter Panzerspähwagen.
Sd.Kfz 221 (Gerat 80) – Base model and first production series. The Sdkfz. 221 was armed with a single 7.92 mm Maschinengewehr 34 machine gun, manned by a two man crew. Armour: 8 mm thick, but increased to 14.5 mm later in production.
Sd.Kfz 222 (Gerat 81) – Model armed with a 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 autocannon and a 7.92 mm MG34 machine gun. Crew increased to three by the addition of a gunner. Some versions included a 28 mm sPzB 41 anti-tank cannon. Max armor: 30mm. First 5 series of the SdKfz 222 had the Horch 801 chassis.
Sd.Kfz 223 (Gerat 82)- “Panzerfunkwagen”, radio version with large “bed-frame” antenna over the vehicle. Six series were produced from 1935 up to January 1944 when production ceased in favour of halftrack radio vehicles.