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17 Apr 2020

12mm YP-408 from Butlers Printed Models

One Dutch DAF YP-408. Available in 6mm (1/285), 12mm (1/144), 15mm (1/100), 20mm (1/76) and 28mm (1/56).

The DAF YP-408 is a Dutch 8×6 armoured personnel carrier, with three out of four axles driven by the typical DAF H-drive. It has a 6-litre, 6-cylinder diesel engine with a 5-speed gearbox and a 2-speed transfer case.

Prototypes were developed in the late 1950s, with the production of 750 vehicles taking place in the 1960s. The YP-408 entered service in 1964 and remained in use with the Dutch army until 1987. A number of vehicles serving with the Netherlands Army in Suriname were handed to the new Surinamese army when that country became independent in 1975.

The Portuguese Air Force received 28 ex-Dutch examples in 1992. These were used by its Polícia Aérea (military police), in the air base security role, until the early 2000s.

7 different variants are available, there are only small differences externally between some of the versions

PWI-S (GR) - The standard APC
PWCO - Command version with additional antenna.  Could also be used as PWI-S (PC) platoon command.
PWAT - Anti-tank with TOW
PWMT - Mortar tow vehicle (mortar not included).  Tow hook, no antenna
PWRDR - Radar vehicle
PWV - Cargo vehicle, no antenna
PWGWT - Ambulance - unarmed, no antenna

The towed 120mm mortar is available separately here

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Pictures shown are for 15mm models

All models supplied unpainted, unbased and without crew (figures)

3D printed to order

Butlers Printed Models

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