1/35 Scale German Pkw.K2s Schwimmwagen Type 166

By:tamiya america
$17.20
Quantity: Only 2 left in stock.

condition:New

UPC:4950344995677

MFR:TAM35224

Skill Level:Intermediate

This is a plastic model kit of the 1/35 Scale German Pkw.K2s Schwimmwagen Type 166 Vehicle from Tamiya. This kit is recommended for modelers ages 10 and over.

The Volkswagen Beetle, which has been called a German national car, was conceived and designed in 1938 by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, the originator of the famous sports car manufacturer, "Porsche".

The Beetle"s excellent features were matchless durability and inexpensiveness. Then, the German Army decided to develop a military vehicle based on this small, tough and inexpensive car. As a result, several kinds of military vehicles were manufactured for trial. The amphibious Schwimmwagen type 128 was one of them.. After further refinements, the vehicle was officially designated the "Schwimmwagen type 166" and mass production began in 1942. Its high-set exhaust pipe at the rear looked quite humorous but of course it was so set in anticipation of the vehicle"s use on the water. The rear mounted, air-cooled 4 cylinder engine had a displacement of 1,130cm and output of 25 horse power, propelling the car up to 80km/h on land, while on the water, to 10km/h. When running on the water, the vehicle used a screw at the rear. It was raised above the rear engine deck, once it was back on dry land. The steering on the water was done just like when it was on land by change of directions of front wheels, which served as a rudder. In total 14,276 type 166"s were produced by the end of 1944, and those were actively employed to fulfill reconnaissance, liaison and various other duties during World War II.

Features
  • Detailed plastic parts molded in tan and attached to sprues.
  • Ready to assemble static model.
  • Driver figure included.
  • Detailed engine bay.
  • Complete exterior detailing.
  • Mesh netting included.
  • Spare tire attached to hood, shovel attached to the side, among other accessories.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Includes detailed and informative pictorial instructions.
Specs
  • Length: 4" (9.7cm)
  • Width: 1-1/4" (3.5cm)
  • Scale: 1/35
Includes
  • One 1/35 German Schwimmwagen Type 166 Jeep Kit with Driver Figure
Requirements & Suggestions
  • Plastic cement or glue
  • Paint: Red Brown, Dark Green, Dark Yellow, German Gray, Gun Metal, Chrome Silver, Semi Gloss Black, Flat Black, Flat White, Flat Brown, Flat Flesh, Flat Aluminum, Khaki, Flat Earth, Neutral Gray, Metallic Gray, Buff, German Gray
  • Paint Brushes
  • Modeling Knife 
  • Scissors
  • Sprue Cutter 
  • File or Emery Board
  • Tweezers 
  • Adult Supervision
Comments

Keep away from children under 3 years of age due to choking hazard.

Used with permission, copyright 2019 Tamiya USA Copyright 2019 Brey Corp. t/a Hobby Works

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