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Thunder Models 1/35 German Bergepanzer 38 Hetzer Late Recovery Vehicle Kit

Thunder Models 1/35 German Bergepanzer 38 Hetzer Late Recovery Vehicle Kit

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TDM-35101
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The Bergerpanzer 38(t) was a recovery vehicle based on Hetzer’s base, with lower open-top superstructure, manufactured by BMM company in Prague. The plans were approved in September 1944 and called for production of 170 vehicles until the end of 1944. In fact, just 101 vehicles were built. To meet the production plans it was decided to convert 64 summer production´s Hetzers into armored recovery vehicles, but it is unknown how many were actually converted. Production was much slower than plans, and a total number of about 180 vehicles was finished until the end of the war.

The Bergepanzer was equipped with two-ton folding jib crane used to handle engines and other heavy components. Additionally, the recovery vehicle was equipped with a five-ton winch of Baumgarten company. The winch was driven by the vehicle´s engine through the transmission system. At the end, a blade was installed at the rear of the hull, but it is again unclear how many vehicles were equipped with it. There was also some development works to install the blade at the front of the vehicle, as seen in the company blueprints, but probably these plans were never realized.
  • 350+ plastic parts (sprues A, B, C, 2xD, Z )
  • Slide molded,  multi-side slide molded hull and body
  • Faithfully reproduced crane and winch 
  • PE detail sheet, scale chain
  • PE color printed instruments

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