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Hobbyboss 1:35 German Land-Wasse *

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One disadvantage of the LWS was the lack of armor, and armor was deemed necessary for any amphibious operations. The floating trailer was also thought to be too cumbersome and clumsy so a new scheme was devised. The overall structure of the LWS was kept, but the new vehicle had the trackwork and suspension of the ubiquitous PzKpfw IV to support a lightly armored superstructure. Two new vehicles, called Panzerfaehre or PzF, were built and designed to take a large pontoon between them to transport a tank or other cargo. Interesting on this design are the cape stand winch in the middle of the deck and the fold down air intakes. The driver sits in the front down and below and just before the air intakes. Thus the PzF would act as a ferry rather than a tractor. However, the program was canceled in 1942 after the two prototypes were built and tried. A pre-production of seven LWS II were built and they served on the Eastern front. After the war the LWS was taken by the British and to England for technical assessment.
Item No 82461
Item Name German Land-Wasser-Schlepper II-Prototype
Bar Code 6939319224606
Scale 1:35
Item Type Static kit
Model Dimension Length: 239mm Width: 77.3mm
Total Plastic Parts 484pcs
Total Sprues 17 sprues,upper hull and lower hull
Chromeplate Parts n/a
Camouflage Scheme German Land-Wasser-Schlepper II-Prototype
Released Date 2010-08
More Features - Multi-directional slide moulded upper hull.
- Multi-directional slide moulded lower hull
- 224 individual tracks links in light grey plastic
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