German LWS amphibious tractor Early production 82430

The proportional model:1:35
Browse the number:7299

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Product introduction:

      Development of the Land-wasser-schlepper (Land-Water-Tractor) started in 1936, but the first 7 vehicles were completed in July of 1940. An additional 14 were produced by March of 1941. It was designed by Rheinmetall-Borsig as an amphibious vehicle for use by engineers but it lacked storage and loading/unloading access. To overcome this problem, special 10 and 20 ton amphibious trailers were made. It carried 3 to 5 men crew and 20 passengers. Another problem was that it was unarmored and could not operate effectively in the combat area. LWS saw service in Russia and North Africa .

Item No    82430
Item Name    German LWS amphibious tractor Early production
Bar Code    6939319224309
Scale    1:35
Item Type    Static kit
Model Brief    Length: 249.95mm  Width: 100.82mm Height: 67.71mm
Total Parts    237pcs
Metal Parts    n/a
Photo Etched Parts    one sheet photo-etched parts
Film Parts    Punched Window mask
Resin Parts    n/a
Total Sprues    4 sprues plus lower hull ,cabin , deck and tracks
Camouflage Scheme All of the LWS, I have seen with one exception were painted Dunkelgrau (Dark Gray), and the excepyion was painted Dunkelgelb (Dark Yellow). There
Released Date    2008-07
More Features Summary:
The German LWS was built to carry up to 20 men and a crew of 3, and it could also tow a floating trailer carrying a vehicle or some form