SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Takom Krupp Raumer and VsKfz 617

Build review of the 1/72 scale mine-clearing vehicles with interesting speculative markings
RELATED TOPICS: armor | takom | german
FSMWB0421_Takom_Krupp_Raumer_VsKfz617_01
FineScale Modeler reviews the 1/72 scale plastic model armored mine-clearing vehicle kits. In 1940, the Wehrmacht requested Krupp and Alkett each design a mine-clearing vehicle. Alkett was first out of the blocks with the VsKfz 617 in 1942. Testing showed the tricycle vehicle was difficult to steer and bogged down frequently, so the project was canceled. The prototype was armed with a Panzer I turret but had the 617 gone into production, it would have been fitted with a Panzer II turret. The prototype was captured by the Russians in 1945 and is on display at the Kubinka Tank Museum.

Already a subscriber? Register now!

Registration is FREE and takes only a few seconds to complete. If you are already registered on FineScale.com, please log in below.
COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE
0
FREE DOWNLOAD

FREE DOWNLOAD

Essential finishing techniques for scale modelers.
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.