During WWII, the German Kubelwagen was greatly used at many fronts including North Africa. It was of a simple construction and came powered by a tough air-cooled engine and was greatly trusted by the German soldiers. The Kubelwagen type 82 which was seen at North Africa, featuring balloon type tires which allowed it to perform very well even on the desert sands, is now realized as a plastic assembly model kit. The car's interior and under chassis area including the suspension arms and engine guard are realistically reproduced. A standing soldier figure wearing shorts and a short sleeved shirt included.
This is a 1/35 Plastic Military Miniature German Pkw.K1 Kubelwagen Type 82 Afrika-Corps by Tamiya. For ages 10 and up. Fathered from the designs of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, the Kubelwagen Type 82served the German military extensively during WWII. The Kubelwagen was chosen as the perfect vehicle for service in North Africa as it required no onboard cooling system, was easy to operate, and could be quickly modified to operate in the desert environment. Before the epic struggle of WWII came to a close, 51,000 Kubelwagen vehicles had been produced for military use. FEATURES: Plastic pieces attached to sprues and molded in tan. Ready to assemble precision model kit. Unassembled, highly detailed German soldier included. Features realistically reproduced hooks, front hood, and rear panel. Comes with wide-tread ballon tires that were specially installed to make the vehicle more capable in a desert environment. Desert survival accessories include a spare tire, a shovel, a folding windshield, and a canopy. Waterslide decals. Detailed pictorial instructions. INCLUDES: One 1/35 Plastic Military Miniature German Pkw.K1 Kubelwagen Type 82 Africa-Corps vehicle REQUIRES: Assembly Cement for plastics (TESR3512) Paint: Dark Yellow, Semi-Gloss Black, Flat Black, Flat White, Flat Brown, Flat Flesh, Flat Aluminum, Khaki, Flat Earth, Metallic Grey, Red Brown, Light Grey Brushes Sprue Cutter File or Emery Board Scissors Modeling Knife Tweezers Water for Waterslide Decals Adult Supervision SPECS: Scale: 1/35 Length: 4" (9.9cm) Width: 1-3/4" (4.5cm) COMMENTS: Keep small parts and sharp edges out of reach of children. Care should be taken when using tools and modeling knives. The paint for use with this kit should only be used by an adult in a well-ventilated area. jtt 6/27/00 ir/jl