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Artitec 387.73-S2 Highlights:
Model: Artitec's 387.73-S2 1/87 scale Sd.Kfz. 251/1 standard personnel carrier is fully assembled and painted Dunkelgrau and white-washed for winter service on the Eastern Front. It has a flag draped over the front for aerial recognition. 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 Sd.Kfz. 251 was the most-produced German armored vehicle of the Second World War. It was designed as an off-road armored personnel carrier, able to carry a squad of Panzergrenadier mechanized infantry into combat alongside the Wehrmacht’s Panzers. The Wehrmacht acquired more types of halftracks during the war than any other power due to its desire for capable off-road vehicles. Numerous variants were produced, armed with anti-tank guns, artillery guns, antiaircraft guns, flamethrowers, and even infrared search lights. The primary version was the Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Schützenpanzerwagen (standard personnel carrier); it was armed with an MG 34 or MG 42 machine gun mounted behind the driver’s compartment and another machine gun could be mounted at the rear of the vehicle. Armor protection, which was only a quarter to a half inch thick, was only effective against some small arms fire. Over 15,000 Sd. Kfz 251s were produced during the war and were used on every front. 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.