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  1st Issue: German Krauss-Maffei Sd. Kfz. 7 Prime Mover with 6 Soldiers - Unidentified Unit, Normandy, 1944 (1:32 Scale)
German Krauss-Maffei Sd. Kfz. 7 Prime Mover with 6 Soldiers - Unidentified Unit, Normandy, 1944

Unimax Forces of Valor German Krauss-Maffei Sd. Kfz. 7 Prime Mover with 6 Soldiers - Unidentified Unit, Normandy, 1944




 
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Forces of Valor 80047 German Krauss-Maffei Sd. Kfz. 7 Prime Mover with 6 Soldiers - Unidentified Unit, Normandy, 1944 (1:32 Scale) "In the East, the vastness of space will... permit a loss of territory... without suffering a mortal blow to Germany's chance for survival. Not so in the West! If the enemy here succeeds, consequences of staggering proportions will follow within a short time."
- Adolf Hitler, commenting on the defense of Fortress Europa in the days leading up to D-Day

Development of the Sd. Kfz. 7 can be traced back to a 1934 requirement for an 8-ton half-track. The vehicle first appeared in 1938 and was destined to be used mainly as the tractor for the 8.8cm flak gun. The Sd. Kfz. 7 was an extremely useful vehicle, employed both as a weapons carrier and prime mover by the Wehrmacht. They also saw service as observation and command posts for V2 rocket batteries. The vehicle could carry up to 12 men and a considerable quantity of supplies, as well as pulling up to 8000kg (17,600 lbs) of equipment. Most were fitted with a winch, which enabled them to pull smaller disabled vehicles out of mud or other quagmires. A mainstay of the German Army, the Sd. Kfz. 7 was even admired by the enemies of the Reich. In fact, the British tried to make exact copies of captured Sd. Kfz. 7s and some vehicles were appropriated for use by the Allies after World War II.

Pictured here is a 1:32 scale replica of a German Kraus-Maffei Sd. Kfz. 7 prime mover with several soldiers in varying positions. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Length: 9 inches
Width: 3 inches
Height: 3 inches

Release Date: August 2007

Historical Account: "Hedgerows" - The Battle of Normandy was fought in 1944 between Nazi Germany in Western Europe and the invading Allied forces as part of the larger conflict of World War II. Over sixty years later, the Normandy invasion, codenamed Operation Overlord, still remains the largest seaborne invasion in history, involving almost three million troops crossing the English Channel from England to Normandy in then German-occupied France. It is most commonly known by the name D-Day.

The primary Allied formations that saw combat in Normandy came from the United States of America, United Kingdom and Canada. Substantial Free French and Polish forces also participated in the battle after the assault phase, and there were also contingents from Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, the Netherlands, and Norway.

The Normandy invasion began with overnight parachute and glider landings, massive air attacks, naval bombardments, and an early morning amphibious phase began on June 6. The 'D-Day' forces deployed from bases along the south coast of England, the most important of these being Portsmouth. The battle for Normandy continued for more than two months, with campaigns to establish, expand, and eventually break out of the Allied beachheads, and concluded with the liberation of Paris and the fall of the Falaise pocket in late August 1944.

The Battle of Normandy was described thus by Adolf Hitler: "In the East, the vastness of space will... permit a loss of territory... without suffering a mortal blow to Germany's chance for survival. Not so in the West! If the enemy here succeeds - consequences of staggering proportions will follow within a short time."

Features
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction
  • Working vinyl tracks
  • Rotating turret
  • Elevating gun
  • Figures included
  • Comes with assorted gear and other accessories

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