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Tamiya - Kubelwagen Type 82 Africa 1:48

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One of the most widely used WWII vehicles, the Kübelwagen Type 82 featured a lightweight monocoque body, four-wheel independent torsion bar suspension and a 23.5hp air-cooled 4 cylinder 985cc engine. Based on Dr. Ferdinand Porsche's Volkswagen, the Type 82 possessed excellent maneuverability and handling, serving as a multi-purpose vehicle for the army as well as the Luftwaffe (air force). In total over 50,000 units were produced during WWII, with slight variations between models including the shape of the rear fender, under guard, turn signals and exhaust layout. The Kübelwagen was first deployed to the North Africa campaign in 1941, with a specialized Africa Corps version featuring balloon tires going into production from 1942. Designed to be more suited to desert conditions, the Africa Corps model was used during both North Africa and Italian campaigns.

Overall length: 79.5mm, overall width: 33.5mm Bonnet, short fender, balloon tires and other distinctive characteristics of the Africa-Corps Kübelwagen have all been authentically reproduced 1 driver and 1 pilot figure wearing shorts and rolled sleeve shirt included Decals for 5 different markings Perfect for diorama with German aircraft from the 1/48 Aircraft Series such as the Messerschmitt Bf109E-4/7 Trop