German WWII Schwimmwagen VW 166 K2s yellow

German WWII Schwimmwagen VW 166 K2s yellow
SKU: 6870074
Manufacturer: Artitec
Availability: In stock
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Artitec 6870074 Highlights:

Model: Artitec's 6870074 1/87 scale German Wehrmacht (WWII) Schwimmwagen VW 166 K2s is fully assembled and painted Gelbbraun for Afrika Korps service. Note the propeller in the rear and the oars on the sides. All the new Artitec finished models are highly detailed works of art. They are all hand painted and finished using the highest quality resin, plastic and metal parts. Add a few to your collection today before they are sold out. Models are made in small production runs so don't delay in ordering.

Prototype: The Volkswagen VW Typ 166 or Schwimmwagen (swimming car) was a 4-wheel drive amphibious light utility vehicle. The chassis was a welded body tub that was shorter than the Kübelwagen yet retained the same engine and other mechanical components. A propeller mounted on the rear engine compartment was lowered 180° and was coupled to an extension of the crankshaft for water travel. The car’s forward wheels served as rudders, allowing the Schwimmwagen to be maneuvered through the water with its steering wheel. On land the car had better off-road performance than the Kübelwagen although 4-wheel drive could only be used in first gear and reverse. 15,584 Schimmwagen were produced during the war.

PLEASE NOTE: These models are all handmade and painted which makes every one unique. This means the paint patterns may vary a little and the detail parts like sandbags, turret tracks, antennas, etc. may also be arranged differently. This was also the case in real life. These models are very prototypical.

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