... due for release from Bronco Models
Some more news from Bronco Models on their new releases due for late November, and another interesting German vehicle from WW2 which we have not seen in plastic before. One that I am sure will be popular.
Bronco's kit notes say -
In 1936 the German army issued a requirement for a command and personnel car. As a result Krupp manufactured the Sd.Kfz 247 Ausf A using their 6x4 Protze truck chassis in 1937. It used a 65bhp Krupp 4-cylinder air cooled petrol engine which gave a top speed of 70 km/h. Armour was from 6-8mm, enough to protect against small arms fire and shell splinters. Combat loaded it weighed 5.1 tons and had a road range of 350 kilometers. The Sd.Kfz 247 Ausf A was designed as a command car for use by the Commanders of motor cycle reconnaissance battalions. It was not issued with a radio as standard equipment and carried no fixed armament. Only 10 of the Ausf A model were built and these served in the early years of WWII, a few surviving until 1945. A smaller Sd.Kfz 247 Ausf B was built by
Daimler-Benz using a 4x4 heavy car chassis, 58 were built 1941-42.
Thanks to Bronco Models for the news. Hannants will be the UK importers.
|Sd.Kfz.247 Ausf.A German Armoured Command Car in 1/35...|
... due for release from Bronco Models By Robin Buckland
by Robin Buckland
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