Italeri 1/9 German Military Motorcycle with side car

German Military Motorcycle with side car

  • Brand: Italeri
  • Title: German BMW R75 & Sidecar
  • Number: 7403
  • Scale: 1:9
  • Released: 2016

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In 1938, based on a specific request of the German army, BMW and Zundapp received the brief to start a co-joint development project able to guarantee the highest number of common components to optimize the maintenance activities and the spare parts logistic. The prototypes had been released on 1940 and the production started at the beginning of 1941. Its peculiar feature was to have the side-car wheel that was driven with an axle connected to the rear wheel of the motorcycle. These were fitted with a locking differential and selectable gear ratios to optimize the on-road / off-road performance. The twin-cylinder engine with a displacement of 750 cc was capable of delivering 26 HP.

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The BMW R75

The BMW R75 was able to reach the max speed of 95 Km/h. It was widely used, proving its realiability and sturdiness, on all most important operating theaters and in all environmental conditions (from North Africa to Russia).

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Airfix Anti-Pesto Van – Scale 1:12

Wallace & Gromit Anti-Pesto Austin A35 Van – Scale 1:12

  • Brand: Airfix
  • Title: Wallace & Gromit Anti-Pesto Van The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • Number: 51102
  • Scale: 1:12
  • Released: 2006

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From the hit film “The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” comes Wallace and Gromit and their “Anti-pesto van.” The kit is an Austin A35 Van, in  1/12-scale with rubber tires, opening and closing doors, chrome grill and bumper, including figures of Wallace and Gromit.

Great fun to build, this was on a limited edition release from airfix, and is currently tricky to find although they do come up from time to time on popular auction sites.

Built from the box as always, I have read with interest some modellers unhappy with various elements of the kit using filler etc to correct before building.

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Panda-Hobby 1/16 Pz.Kpfw.38(t) Ausf.E/F

  • Manufacturer Panda-Hobby
  • Subject Pz.Kpfw.38(t) Ausf.E/F
  • Scale 1/16
  • Kit Number 16001

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The Panzer 38(t)

Were used as frontline Panzer division units. Their antitank capabilities and better protection made them suitable for providing local infantry support and they were equipped to deal with most light tanks and armored vehicles.

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Eastern Front

They earned a high reputation of reliability among tank crews, and were simple and easy to maintain and repair. They were also agile and sturdy, with finely tuned components and a generally excellent build quality. Their limitations appeared on the Eastern Front in 1942, when dealing with more and more Russian T-34 tanks