Standard house type van body mounted sur le chassis d'un camion Opel Blitz. The ESCI kit depicts an ambulance version of the Kfz. 305 which also served as a photo lab, repair shop, telephone exchange, et radio véhicule. The van weighed 1,500 kg more than le camion Opel Blitz 3 t cargo, thereby limiting its payload to only 1,800 kg.
Opel Blitz Typ 3.6-36 S
with standard house type van body
- Type: camion moyen 3 t (4x2)
- Longueur: 6750 mm
- Largeur: 2250 m
- Hauteur: 2860 m
- Poids: 6,690 kg (4,000 kg empty)
- Vitesse: 85 km/h
- Autonomie: 320 km (230 km tout terrain)
- Production: 1937–1944
- Choix de sujet excellent, the Kfz. 305 was a standard military véhicule which served in many important roles. Camions Opel Blitz cargo are readily available, but the ESCI Kfz. 305 is unique in this scale. With a standard frame antenna attached to the roof, this véhicule can be used as a radio van.
- Scale model avec much detail. Hinges, panel lines, radiator grille, lights, et tire treads are nicely sculpted.
- Very easy to build, only 65 parts. The model went together very well, no filling was required.
- Fun to paint. Kfz. 305 served on all front, throughout the war, et it can be painted in a variety de schémas de camouflage.
- Compatible avec Hasegawa, Italeri, Revell, et CDC.
- The rear doors are hinged, they may be opened et closed. Unfortunately, the Ambulance is completely empty inside. We decided to glue the doors shut permanently. Anyone who has access to scale drawings of the Ambulance interior may want to consider detailing it.
- The manual show the front axle as part No. 14, but it's actually No. 22.
- The manual does not explain how the three stowage boxes (No. 32) are to be attached. The boxes belong underneath the van body, just behind the cab, but their exact location is not apparent. There is room for two boxes on the left side of the véhicule. The third box can be placed next to the spare tire, on the right side.
- The manual mistakenly lists the length of the véhicule as 6.10 m, which is the length du camion Opel Blitz cargo, the van was only 5.60 m long. The model is longer than it should be, it scales out to 5.80 m, the height et width are correct. The véhicule can be shortened a little by reducing the wide gap between the cab et the van body. Cut the chassis directly behind the cab, shorten the chassis by 1,5 mm, et glue the parts back together.
- Three mould ejection marks are clearly visible on the outside of both rear tires, damaging the wheel rim. Filling et sanding may fix this problem.
- La couverture de boîte montre un schéma de camouflage multicolore attrayant, mais le manuel recommande seulement le HM1 Jaune Désert comme couleur de base du véhicule.
- Il n'y a pas de conducteur. Unless the model is used to portray a stationary véhicule, a suitable conducteur will have to be scrounged from another kit.
- Marquages sont limited à la version d'ambulance, only les plaques d'immatriculation would be suitable for other variants of the van. Marquages tactiques may be scrounged from other kits.
- If a simple frame antenna had been included in the kit, the véhicule could have been built as a radio van in addition to the ambulance version.
- Wehrmacht Multi-purpose House Type Van, 1937 – Mai 1945
- Bild-Kraftwagen - Photo Lab
- Kranken-Kraftwagen – Ambulance
- Werkstatt-Kraftwagen - Repair Shop
- Fernsprech-Kraftwagen - Telephone Exchange
Possibilités de Conversions
- Funk-Kraftwagen - Radio Véhicule (with frame antenna), 1937 – Mai 1945
The ESCI kit of the Kfz. 305 is a must-have. The véhicule is easy to build, and it looks very nice when painted in one of the many schémas de camouflage used par la Wehrmacht. Joueurs de Guerre have a strategic interest in this kit, they'll convert the ambulance to a radio van by adding a frame antenna on the roof.
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