The heavy armoured car (5cm) Sd. Kfz. 234/2 was the first serial model of the new 8-wheeled armoured car. 101 exemplars were manufactured from September 1943 to September 1944. It was armed with a 5 cm KwK 39/1 and one MG 42.
About half of the vehicles had a Fu. 12 S.E. 80 radio set and a Sternantenne d. This was necessary for the contact with the staff of the Battalion.