Tamiya 1/48 Mtl. SPW SdKfz 251/1 Ausf D Halftrack
Of the many variables that take affect any conflict, supply and mobility are the most pressing.Germany realized this very early and developed a number of vehicles for this purpose,including the Sd.Kfz 251 half-track. This machine became the centerpiece of their mechanized corps throughout WWII. The half-track could drive on difficult terrain and could easily tow various kinds of trailers and cannons. The Ausf.D was designed for ease of production and various types were produced, including those equipped with wireless radios and gun turrets. However, the basic version was the troop carrier which seated 12and came armed with two MG42 machine guns. The half-track could be seen at every front and had an on-road top speed of 53km/h and a 300km operational range.
- Length: 126mm, Width: 48mm.
- As there were many variations of the Ausf.D, this 1/48 assembly kit model of the GermanMtl.SPW. Sd.kfz 251/1 Ausf.D Schutzenpanzerwagen depicts a personnel carrier.
- Parts such as the interior and undercarriage have been accurately reproduced with less parts for easy assembly.
- The included assembly type tracks have a realistic sag effect.
- A commander figure wearing a winter uniform and a soldier figure carrying a MG42 machinegun on his shoulders are included. (Total 2)
- Accessories such as the Panzerschreck, grenade cases, infantry equipment and so onare also included in this set.
- Three kinds of decals depicting Normandy and the Eastern front units are included.