Hobby Master HG1204 German VW-82 Kubelwagen - Panzer Armeeoberkommando Afrika, Libya, 1942 (1:48 Scale)
"Today I shot down my first opponent. It does not sit well with me. I keep thinking how the mother of this young man must feel when she gets the news of her son's death. And I am to blame for this death. I am sad, instead of being happy about the first victory."
- Hans Joachim Marseille, reflecting on his first aerial kill during the Battle of Britain, August 24th, 1940
Built by Volkswagen, the simple yet reliable Kubelwagen ("bucket car") was the German equivalent of the American Jeep. This nimble four-seater, based on Ferdinand Porsche's original "People's Car" design of the 1930's, used the same rear-mounted, aircooled engine to drive the rear wheels. Some models mounted an MG 42 machine gun behind the front passenger seat, giving the Kubelwagen a nasty bite. Other variants included an amphibious vehicle, called the Schwimmwagen, as well as radio communications, maintenance, ambulance, and survey variants.
This particular VW-82 Kubelwagen was attached to the Panzer Armeeoberkommando Afrika, then operating out of Lybia in 1942. Special Order!
Length: 3 inches
Width: 1.25 inches
Release Date: June 2012