1/35 Volkswagen Type 825 Pick-Up

by Special Hobby
$25.28 USD $31.60 USD

Description

This is an injection-plastic passenger car kit.

From the manufacturer:

In the late 1930s, on Adolf Hitler's direct impulse, Ferdinand Porsche, a German automotive designer was developing a car suitable for wide masses of Nazi Germany.  This development gave birth to the so-calle KdF-Wagen vehicle, named after the Kraft-durch-Freude slogan, literally meaning "Strength Through Joy;" the car came to be better known as the VW Beetle in the post-war era.

In 1938, as the war was getting closer and closer, the development of military versions began, producing two main branches of the type; the first of which was the Type 82E with rear-wheel drive, and the other was the Type 877, with all-four-wheel drive.  These vehicles were widely used by the Third Reich's military and other state sectors too all the way through the war.  Many various subversions, conversions of the main taype and also various improvements and upgrades arose during the war too, some of them being, for instance, a wood-gas-drive conversion and others.

One of the early conversions was the Type 825 Pick-Up, created using a modified Type 82 body, a chassis with improved passability giving a new vehicle for a crew of two and offering also a large load area.  Rather important subversions based on the Type 82E were also the series of Type 83 and Type 86 Kastenwagen vehicles, characterized by a box-shaped wooden superstructure mounted on the rear of the car body.  The two types differed from each other by having a different interior of their superstructures, depending on the roles the vehicles were used in. The large internal space of the Type 83 was mostly used for mail transport with the Reichspost, while the Type 86 saw service as an ambulance car.

Molded in gray and clear plastic; includes resin parts and photo-etched parts.

  • [Mold Color]: Gray, clear
  • [Includes]: Resin parts, photo-etched parts

Details

Code: SPHSA35007
Release Date: Aug 2017
Item Size/Weight: 30.2cm x 20.5cm x 5.0cm / 240g
Manufacturer: Special Hobby

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