|Panhard 178 / PzSpw 204f comparisons.|
I had a trawl through the Intraweb and unearthed only one photo of a 178 from a similar angle. Unfortunately, I had to rely heavily on scale models (never the best option) for the other two. The clinchers for me are the shape of the mudguards and presence of the distinctive "cross" patterns - these were pointed out by Dom Skelton - thank you! There are further common features such as the hatches (open on the "mystery" vehicle and position of the wheels etc. So I think we can state categorically that it is a Panhard.
|50mm armed PzSpw 204f.|
As there appears to be no additional radio equipment, I doubt this is an "ersatz" Sdfkz 247. All this suggests it must be an odd modification or field-expedient - but why the turret would be removed intentionally (unless damaged beyond salvage) is anyone's guess!
If there are any other ideas floating about I would be interested in hearing them.