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Master Box 1:35 German Motorcycle & Sidecar WWII - Plastic Figure Model Kit #3528

The kit represents the German BMW R75 motorcycle with a sidecar which can be mounted with either an MG 34 or an MG 42 machine gun. The development of the R75 started in 1938 following a request from the German Army. Initial units were equipped with 750 cc side valve engines, however later they were replaced by new OHV 750 cc engines. The R75 was proved highly manoeuvrable and suitable for off-road conditions. Even today a well-restored vehicle can perform well both on and off-road.

The R75 was deployed by German troops in the USSR and Northern Africa during WWII. It remained in production until 1944 when the Eisenach factory was bombed by the Allied forces. The success of the motorcycle during the war inspired the US military who asked Harley-Davidson to create a similar vehicle for the US Army. So the Harley-Davidson XA was produced, a close copy of the R-75.

The kit contains parts for the assembly of one R-75 motorcycle with a sidecar and a gun. Two gun options are provided: the MG 34 and the MG 42. Glue and paint are not included.

Decal options:
- A Wehrmacht ambulance motorcycle (red crosses are provided)
- 12 SS Panzer, Normandy 1944
- Ramcke Parachute Brigade, Libya and Tunisia 1942-1943
- 14 Fallschirmjager Division,  Anzio 1944
- 24 Panzer Division, Stalingrad 1942
- Alternative for 24 Panzer Division, Stalingrad 1942

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