2017 German SpPz 2 "Luchs" A1A2 Armored Car 1/35
This is the 1:35 German SpPz 2 "Luchs" A1A2 Armored Car
The Spahpanzer Lucks (English: Lynx) is a German 8x8 amphibious reconnaissance armored fighting vehicle (Spahpanzer) in service since 1975 with the German Army, who used 408 in their armored reconnaissance battalions. It was developed by Daimler-Benz between 1968 and 1975, replacing the M41 and the Schutzenpanzer SPz 11-2 Kurz.
The all-wheel drive Luchs made by Thyssen-Henschel (now Rheinmetall) is well armored, has an NBC protection system, and is characterized by its low-noise running. The eight large low-pressure tires have run-flat properties. At speeds up to about 50 km/h, all four axles can be steered. As a special feature, the vehicle is equipped with a rear-facing driver with his own driving position. Up to the first combat effectiveness upgrade in 1986, the Luchs was fully amphibious and could surmount water obstacles quickly and independently using propellers at the rear and the fold back trim vane at the front.
This kit features:
- Exact reproduction chassis
- All wheels can be steered
- All hatches can be built open or closed
- Two tire types and optional parts for A1 and A2 versions
- Photo-etched and clear parts
- 4 types of markings