During the first half of WWII, German reconnaissance units greatly used the Sd.Kfz.231 series Heavy Armored Car. Above all, the Sd.Kfz.232 was equipped with a long distance wireless radio also having a unique large-sized frame antenna. It also came armed with a 2cm main gun and a MG34 machine gun mounted on its turret. The 8-wheeled Sk.Kfz.232 had an on-road top speed of 90km/h, featured elaborate front and rear driving positions, and a superb 8-wheel drive system. Because of the Sd.Kfz.232's excellent design and maneuverability, it came in very handy serving as the eyes of the German Army throughout Europe, Russia, and especially showed its full potential in the vast North African deserts.