Heia Safari Re-enactment Society



The group also owns Vehicles. Some of these are new this year and photos in their correct livery will appear as the years events happen. A description of the vehicles will appear next to the picture. Please click the picture to see an enlarged image.





SdKfz. 223 Panzerfunkwagen

Radio
A radio car version, armed with a 7.92 mm MG 34 machine gun. Included additional radio equipment, and had a large "bed-frame" antenna over the vehicle. Over 500 of the SdKfz 223 were produced and they were used in every theatre where the German armed forces fought. Our vehicle is a reproduction and based on a Land Rover chassis. It is arguably the most authentic reproduction of a 223 currently in use with a re-enactment group in the UK.


Six wheeled staff/radio car.
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This vehicle was used in the 1978 film 'Force Ten from Navarone' and is based on a hybrid Mercedes G4/Horch 15, as used by the German military during World War Two. It was built on a left hand drive military Land Rover chassis.


The Citroen Traction Avant.


Renault

Known in the UK as the 'Light 15' in its 4 cylinder form and the 'Big 15' in the 6 cylinder form. The car was made from 1934 till 1957 in various model types. It was made in France, England, Germany, Belgium & Denmark. Many different types were utilised by the German armed forces and security forces in their conquered territories during the Second World War.  Virtually identical to a WW2 variant, the car we own is a 1952 Light 15 built at Slough, England.

SPZB 41

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2.8 cm schwere Panzerbüchse 41 (sPzB 41) or "Panzerbüchse 41" was a German anti-tank weapon working on the squeeze bore principle. Officially classified as a heavy anti-tank rifle (German: schwere Panzerbüchse), it would be better described, and is widely referred to, as a light anti-tank gun. One of our members owns this highly detailed reproduction.

PAK 36

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The Pak 36 (Panzerabwehrkanone 36) was a 3.7 cm calibre German anti-tank gun used during the Second World War. It was the main anti-tank weapon of Wehrmacht infantry units until mid-1941. Arguably, this is the best and most highly detailed replica version of this weapon currently on the UK reenactment circuit.


KDF Kübelwagen Type 82


Kube;

Designed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche in 1938, the KDF Kübelwagen Type 82 was used from 1940 by the AfrikaKorps.

Its light weight meant that it did not need a four wheel drive system, and its performance on rough terrain was far superior to the sidecar motorcycles used previously.

In the boiling heat of Africa, or on the icy wastes of Russia, the car's air-cooled motor kept running and the Kübelwagen soon gained a reputation for ruggedness and reliability with its low gearing giving it good traction off-road, together with high ground clearance.

By the end of the war, some 48000 vehicles had been built, but with the Wehrmacht's scorched Earth policy the vast majority were destroyed when they ran out of fuel.

This car, found in Corsica, is a late model dating from 1944 and is in exceptionally original condition. The Swastika aircraft recognition flag is an original item.


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