Thursday, May 24, 2012

234 ARV

With extreme vehicle shortages, the Germans in WWII used just about everything they could get.

They also attempted to retrieve anything that went bad on them.

So on this surplus SdKfz 234/1 armored car I added a wooden roof over the turret hole.

Then I glued on a winch and made an armored recovery version.

Seen here with a Roco 234/1 in the more usual configuration, plus spare tire.  I have no evidence the Germans actually made one of these, but certainly at the unit level it would have been possible, useful and they did this with many of their used up tanks.  So I think it is unlikely, but possible.

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