Thanks to Bronco for supplying the Staghound to Military Modelling for review
Bronco 1/35 T17E1 Staghound Mk.I (Late production)
Designed by Chevrolet, the T17 was an armoured car which achieved a production run of over 4,000 (3,844 of them were T17E Staghounds and 250 were T17 Deerhounds) between October 1942 and April 1944. The subject of this latest offering from Bronco is the T17E Staghound which also features a 12ft Assault Bridge mounted in two sections either side of the vehicle. Armed with a 37mm M6 gun in a rotating turret and up to three 7.62mm M1919 Browning machine guns, the purposeful Staghound was not adopted by the US and was primarily supplied to the British and Commonwealth forces during WW2.
This kit is a 2017 rebox with some new and updated parts which is based upon the original that first appeared in 2007. Lacking the usual highly detailed interior means that the part count is comparatively manageable and the build is not as daunting as some. With that said and considering the parts are a decade old now, they are still of a very high standard and go together very well. There are just 22 stages to this build, all contained within a high-quality A4 instruction booklet which only has a single decal and colour guide at the rear. The latter depicts a vehicle from D Sqn, Royal Canadian 12th Manitoba Dragoons operating around Caen in August, 1944 and the necessary decals are supplied for this machine. I’m sure the more adventurous would opt for a machine serving during the North African campaign or even with one of the many post-war countries which kept this armoured car in service into the 1980s.
This is a very detailed kit which is further enhanced by some useful PE. Thanks to Bronco for supplying the Staghound to Military Modelling for review.
Product: Plastic kit
Parts: Approx 260 + PE (x100)
Price: Approx £28
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