Heavy Uniform Personnel Vehicle Type 40 (Twin Pack)
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch parts.
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and is no longer available.List price: $20.99You pay: $13.50(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Manufacturer: Dragon ModelsStock Number: DML 7378Scale: 1/72View all products of type "Horch 108"
This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
- Newly tooled Type 40 delicately produced
- Detailed dashboard and driver's compartment
- Slide-molded engine hood molded w/details
- Floor w/treadplate pattern made from photo-etched parts
- Rear of Type 40 molded w/intricate details
- Realistic fabric weather cover
- Type 40 chasis made in one piece
- Finely detailed vehicle tools molded on
- Realistic MG included
- Intricate headlamps included
- Full chassis represented
- Realistic suspension produced
- Delicate wheels w/authrntic tire tread pattern
- High-definition Cartograf decals
In recent weeks Dragon launched the first 1/72 scale plastic kit of a German soft-skin vehicle, the Kfz.70 Personnel Carrier (Item No.7377). Dragon is now following up this popular release with another important German soft-skin vehicle from WWII. The new item is a Schwere Einheits PKW A.U. Horch. This 4x4 heavy car was produced by Auto Union and Horch from 1938 onwards, and it served in all theaters of WWII. The original Type 1a had four-wheel steering, while the later Type 1b produced from 1940 onwards had regular front-wheel steering. This vehicle possessed four-wheel drive, but production ceased in 1941 as part of German efforts to standardize production. The personnel carrier was powered by a V8 Horch engine of 3.823-litre capacity.
As the first Horch vehicle in the 1/72 kit set range, Dragon's model naturally makes use of 100% new toolings. The open-topped body (which contains three bench seats able to accommodate five passengers and the driver) is made as a single slide-molded piece in order to simplify construction and ensure perfect alignment. So as to produce an incredible level of detail, the floor plate and its tread pattern is made of photo-etched metal. There is also an MG34 machine gun provided on a pintle mount for antiaircraft duties. The kit beautifully captures the look and stance of this Horch 4x4 heavy car. When modelers realize there are two, not just one, models inside the box, the kit becomes even more compelling!