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Meng Model 1:35 - VsKfz 617


Meng Model 1:35 - VsKfz 617 - Plastic model kit #SS-001

The Panzerkampfwagen I Schwere Minenräumer (VsKfz 617) was a German mine sweeper designed during the Second World War on the basis of the Panzer I tank. The sweeper was meant to ensure safety of the German artillery by clearing its path from mines. Its massive wheels were equipped with steel shoes, three of which touched the ground all at once in any wheel position making the VsKfz 617 invulnerable to mine explosion. 

Over 6 m long and 2 m wide, the VsKfz 617 weighted 50 tonnes. Its excessive weight and size limited the speed to 15 km/h. Trials proved the sweeper inefficient on battlefield, so only one prototype was built.

Length: 188mm   Width: 91.5mm   Height: 81.5mm

- Movable shoes with metal blocks inside
- Three wheels can be moved and turned freely
- Separate moulding links
- All hatches are designed separately
- Turret, weld lines, rivets precisely represented

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Collections: All, German, WWII

Category: Meng Model Other

Type: Artillery

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