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Thursday, 16 June 2016

New Models by Pithead Miniatures

Pithead Miniatures, releases a number of new models.

Bv128 6lb Porte Small

Bv128  6lb Porte

The 6lb anti tank gun was first introduced into the desert in 1942 where there was a tradition of mounting anti tank guns on the beds of trucks for transportation and for firing from . Various vehicles were adapted for this purpose but this is a 30 cwt Cheverolet mounted porte and as usual the Pithead model comes supplied with a gun crew.

 Gv 170 Flak 37 Halftrack


Gv 170 Flak 37 Halftrack

Sd.Kfz. 6/2 , 5 ton halftrack was armed with a 3.7 cm FlaK 36 anti-aircraft gun . The sides of the vehicle were folded down when firing to allow enough space for the crew to operate the gun.

Gaz HQ Bus

Gaz HQ Bus

The Gaz Autobus was a civilian vehicle utilised by the military as an office space for Soviet commanders . The vehicle design was based on the Ford AA truck chassis and was locally produced .

Gv 192 Eight Wheel Funk Armoured Car

Gv 192 Eight Wheel Funk Armoured Car

The Sd.Kfz. 263 was an 8 wheeled radio vehicle FunkspƤhwagen equipped with extra long-range radio equipment and an additional radio operator. To house the radio equipment the turret was removed from a 231 chassis and the superstructure was extended upwards . The vehicle was fitted with a bedstead aerial and an additional upright extendable mast for long distance transmissions . The defensive armament consisted of a single ball-mounted machine gun mounted on the forward hull.

Sdkfz 251C Radio

Sdkfz 251C Radio

SdKfz 251/3 - mittlere Kommandopanzerwagen (Funkpanzerwagen). Command and Communications vehicle was fitted with FuG8 and FuG5 radio equipment for both ground and air support communication. This is model is the Ausfarung C version of the 251 halftrack which was fitted with a bedstead aerial.

Gv 175 Flak 37 Armoured Halftrack

Gv 175 Flak 37 Armoured Halftrack

Sd.Kfz. 7/2 , 8 ton halftrack was armed with a 3.7 cm FlaK 36 anti-aircraft gun. The vehicle was used in the anti aircraft role and for engaging ground targets with its 37mm long barrelled cannon. This model is the armoured body version of the vehicle and comes supplied with a complement of crew figures . About 1000 vehicles were produced by the end of January 1945 .

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