Germany fielded a wide range of halftracks during WWII. The Sd.Kfz.10, one of the lighter types, was conceived as a prime mover for small towed guns such as the 3.7cm PaK 36. Measuring 4.5m long and weighing 4.9 tons, this Demag-designed vehicle had a 1-ton payload capacity. Around 14,000 Sd.Kfz.10 halftracks were built from 1938-45. Several specialist vehicles were based on this halftrack design, among them the Sd.Kfz.10/4. This type had a platform on the rear for carrying an antiaircraft 2cm FlaK 30 cannon. The purpose-built platform had fold-down sides and rear for the seven-man crew to serve and traverse the weapon 360º in combat. The Sd.Kfz.10/4 was used by both the Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe, and of course it could be equally effective against ground targets. Dragon has already produced a 1/35 scale 1-ton Sd.Kfz.10 halftrack in plastic and it was warmly received by modelers. Dragon has now expanded the family with the Sd.Kfz.10/4 by adding the company’s world-famous 2cm FlaK 30 kit. The rear platform is completely new to suit this particular vehicle type. The same is also true of the front-wheel fenders. The kit’s fully detailed, and even hidden internal components like the engine and gearbox are provided. Upgraded road wheels and Magic Tracks from the original Sd.Kfz.10 have resulted in a spectacular halftrack. Designed to hit low-flying Allied aircraft, this vehicle will also be a hit with modelers! Paint colors needed: Flat White, Flat Black, Steel, Field Gray, Wood Brown, Clear Red, and Dark Yellow.
|This plastic model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|
|The photo-etched/metal parts require super glue and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|