BRONCO Plastic model kit for the construction of a German transport vehicle sWs General Cargo Version of WW II, in 1/35 scale.
Plastic kit from BRONCO, for the asembly of a German transport vehicle sWs General Cargo Version of WW II, on 1/35 scale. Includes sprues with plastic parts, clear parts, assembly instructions, P.E. parts and decals.
The original intention of Schwerer Wehrmachtsschlepper (sWS) half-track vehicle is to fill the gap between light half-track transport Sd.kfz.250/251 and heavy-duty half-track transport vehicle Sd.kfz.6/7/9, and it must be cheap. Hitler issued a design order on May 7, 1942, because the Russian battlefield was in urgent need of such a vehicle. sWS is designed and produced by Busin-NAG. The previous prototype was completed in the spring of 1943. The Ringhofer-Tatra plant in Tsjechoslovakia is mainly responsible for the production of SWS. The vehicle has three basic models: unarmored conventional transport, armored chassis and self-propelled antiaircraft gun chassis. The unarmored conventional transport model has a semi-enclosed cab made of stamped metal similar to a truck. The rear compartment is of wooden structure, equipped with Maybach HL42TRKMS engine. The vehicle is mainly used to tow artillery and carry logistics materials and personnel. For the purpose of saving resources, the design of SWS has been as simple as possible. In the later stages of the war, the production of the car was further simplified. sWS has strong mobility and loading capacity, knowing that at the end of the war, only 820 sWS were completed.