German Pkw Typ K1 Kubelwagen Type 82

    German Pkw Typ K1 Kubelwagen Type 82

    HERO HOBBY KITS plastic model kit, for the assembly of a German military vehicle Kubelwagen of WWII era, in 1/35 scale.

    HHK-H35002
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    Plastic kit from HERO HOBBY KITS, for the asembly of a German military vehicle of WWII, on 1/35 scale. Includes sprues with plastic parts, assembly instructions and decals.

    The Volkswagen Kübelwagen was a light military vehicle designed by Ferdinand Porsche and built by Volkswagen during World War II for use by the German military (both Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS). Based heavily on the Volkswagen Beetle, it was prototyped as the Type 62, but following improvements entered production as the Type 82. Among the design features that contributed to the Kübelwagen's performance were:

    Light weight, although some 41 cm (16 in) longer than the Willys MB, it was over 300 kg (660 lb) lighter.

    Very flat and smooth underbody, that allowed the car to slide over the surface it was traversing.

    Considerable ground clearance, roughly 28 cm (11 in), in part thanks to:

    The use of portal gear hub reduction, providing more torque and ride height simultaneously.

    Independent suspension on all four wheels.

    Self-locking differential, limiting slippage and retaining traction.

    In addition, the air-cooled engine proved highly tolerant of hot and cold climates, and was less vulnerable to bullets due to the absence of a radiator. The Kübelwagen could reach a top speed of 80 km/h (50 mph).

    Scale
    1/35
    Era
    WWII
    Nationality
    Germany
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