The Sd.Kfz. 234 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 234, or Special Purpose Vehicle 234), was a family of armoured cars designed and built in Germany during World War II. The vehicles were lightly armoured, armed with a 20, 50 or 75 mm main gun, and powered by a Tatra V12 diesel engine. The Sd.Kfz. 234 broadly resembles the appearance of Sd.Kfz. 231 (8 rad)
The Japanese Type 1 Ho-ni 75mm self-propelled gun consisted of a 75mm gun mounted on a Chi-ha medium tank chassis. It was one of the few Japanese armored vehicles capable of destroying M4 'Sherman' tanks at long range, but there were only a handful in service in 1944.