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German Sd. Kfz. 9 Famo Prime Mover and 88mm FLak Gun

Solido German Sd. Kfz. 9 Famo Prime Mover and 88mm FLak Gun




 
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Solido SOL7200202 German Sd. Kfz. 9 Famo Prime Mover and 88mm FLak Gun (1:72 Scale) "If the tank succeeds, then victory follows."
- Major-General Heinz Guderian, "Achtung Panzer!"

The Sd.Kfz. 9 (also known as "Famo" ) was a German half-track that saw widespread use in World War II, and the heaviest half-track vehicle of any type built in quantity in Nazi Germany during the war years. Its main roles were as a prime mover for very heavy towed guns such as the 24 cm Kanone 3 and as a tank recovery vehicle. Approximately 2,500 were produced between 1938 and 1945.

The Tiefladeanhanger fur Panzerkampfwagen 22/23t (Sd. Ah. 116) - flat bed trailer for armoured vehicles - was officially introduced in December 1940. It succeeded the similar testing model which was designated Tiefladeanhanger fur Panzerkampfwagen 20t (Vs. Ah. 642). Armoured vehicles up to a weight of 22 tons, later 23 tons, could be transported. On the rear carriage there was a cabin for a second driver. Usually, it was towed by a Sd. Kfz. 8 or a Sd. Kfz. 9.

For loading or unloading an armoured vehicle, the platform had to be lowered and the rear chassis had to be removed. Although the payload was specified as 22/23 tons, heavier loads up to 28 tons were sometimes transported with the Sd. Ah. 116.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a German Famo prime mover and towed 88mm FLaK gun. Pre-order! Ship Date: December 2017.

Dimensions:
Length: 9-1/2-inches
Width: 2-inches

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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 6th. 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.

Features
  • Diecast metal and plastic construction
  • Able to transport a standard 1:72 scale armored vehicle
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with acrylic display case

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