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Armourfast 1/72 German SDKFZ 251/1 Model Kit - Contains 2 Vehicles

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  • Plastic APC Model Kit 1:72 Scale
  • 2 Vehicles in Box. WWII German SdKfz 251/1
  • Plastic model kit requires assembly and painting
  • Glue, paint and decals NOT included.
  • Made in the UK

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Technical Details
Item Weight82 g
Product Dimensions7.6 x 5.1 x 3.8 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:16 years and up
Item model numberARF-99019
Main Language(s)German manual
Assembly RequiredYes
Batteries Required?No
Remote Control Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB003PB2BFI
Best Sellers Rank 177,480 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight82 g
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Date First Available5 Oct. 2010
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 9 years. For use under adult supervision
  • Warning: Only for domestic use

Product Description

Plastic APC Model Kit 1:72 Scale - 2 Vehicles in Box. WWII German SdKfz 251/1

Manufacturers Description:
The Sdkfz 251 Half track was the primary armoured personnel carrier of the German army during World War II. It served on all fronts from the pre-war years of 1938 all the way until 1945. Its light armour offered protection from light fire arms and from artillery shell fragments and its speed allowed the infantry to keep pace with the panzers during attacks.

While the original goal was for infantry to dismount during an attack either from the rear door or over the sides of the half track, many Panzer grenadiers used the 251 as a mobile firing platform and shot over the side walls of the passenger compartment. While the driver’s compartment featured top cover and armoured vision slits, the passenger compartment was open topped and generally a miserable place to be during inclement weather. Tarps were often times draped over the passenger compartment to offer some protection from rain and snow.

During the course of the 251's operational life, the model saw many modifications and improvements. The sharply angled nose plate over the engine was simplified, the front machine gun mounting was given an armoured shield to protect the gunner, extra machine guns were added and the model variants were fitted with all types of weapons including rockets, flame throwers and even 75mm tank guns. All in all, over 23 variants of the 251 were introduced during the course of its over 15,000 unit production run. Even with the large production run of the 251, there were never enough to go around and many infantry units had to make due with trucks for transport.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PLASTIC MODEL KIT AND REQUIRES ASSEMBLY AND PAINTING, IT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A TOY. PAINT AND GLUE NOT INCLUDED.


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I have bought a number of vehicles from this maker and they are consistently suitable for my purpose, which is war gaming. Other kits are available in metal but they are usually lacking in mould quality and always much dearer.
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Bit more fiddly to assemble than other Armourfast kits however the result is a decently detailed kit. Compared to the normal kits sold by other brands the Armourfast kit is very good quality, with minimal/no excess sprew on parts enabling the builder to get on with building. the parts are well formed unlike other makes and fit together properly. Due to the shape of this kit it is very difficult to identify it as a fast build model. So it has the benefits of a normal kit but with the added bonus that you receive two of them in the box. loved making the kit and after some paint looked brilliant. Instructions are also very easy to follow making this kit suitable to both new and experienced modellers
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Really good kit. Good level of detail and definitely the best of the Armourfast range. Needs to have a few bits and pieces added from the spares box to make it look the part, but they are excellent value and look good when completed. Very good conversion possibilities
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only four gold bullets(stars) this time round as i,ve never heard of them before but with a little bit of this and that they are now gold bullets five why not five first time well you,ve got to open the box first to find out again recommended i will look out for fhem next time round bye the noo thanks again
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