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Artitec 387.140 Highlights:
Model: Artitec's 387.140 1/87 scale L-180 is fully assembled and painted in Swedish wartime camouflage. All the new Artitec finished models are highly detailed works of art. They are all hand painted and finished using the highest quality resin, plastic and metal parts. Add a few to your collection today before they are sold out. Models are made in small production runs so don't delay in ordering.
Prototype: The L-181/L-180 was family of very similar 3-axeled armored cars manufactured by the Swedish industrial firm of AB Landsverk beginning in 1933. The L-181 was the first production model, built on a Mercedes-Benz chassis and powered by a Mercedes-Benz V6. The L-180 utilized a Büssing-NAG chassis and a more powerful Büssing V8. Typical armament was a 20mm cannon in the turret and two or three light machine guns. The cars also had a dual wheel-base, with a second steering wheel in the rear, which allowed for instant direction change in combat situations and made it easier to negotiate rough terrain on the battlefield. L-181/L-180s were sold to Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, Lithuania, and the Netherlands. While not ordered by the Swedish army, five L-180s such as the example here ended up in Swedish service; they were originally ordered by Ireland but the beginning of the Second World War prevented their delivery. PLEASE NOTE: These models are all handmade and painted which makes every one unique. This means the paint patterns may vary a little and the detail parts like sandbags, turret tracks, antennas, etc. may also be arranged differently. This was also the case in real life. These models are very prototypical.