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Tango0104 Oct 2017 3:57 p.m. PST

Nice model!

"The tiny FV432 Mk.2/1, British APC is a popular vehicle with the British and international forces, the modellers of the world seem to like it aslo, which kind of say why Takom would want to make a newly tooled kit of this tiny APC. Clayton is making his, and we thought we would show you his progress before he paints the exterior of the kit…"




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nickinsomerset04 Oct 2017 11:57 p.m. PST

What international forces use the 432?!!!

Tally Ho!

gunnerphil05 Oct 2017 2:33 a.m. PST

Not sure popular is the right word.

Tango0105 Oct 2017 10:20 a.m. PST



Formerly 298TYR05 Oct 2017 1:15 p.m. PST

I think I read somewhere that India bought a handful when they purchased Abbot SPG, but I've never seen a picture to back that assertion up. other than that – no-one else bought them. Still my favourite vehicle though and I remember the vrn of the one's I drove in BAOR.

Tango0105 Oct 2017 10:15 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend.


gunnerphil06 Oct 2017 1:01 a.m. PST

Does anyone know why they made it right hand drive? That may have effected sales somewhat. Since most were deployed to Germany seems an odd choice.

Formerly 298TYR06 Oct 2017 1:40 p.m. PST

We're British – we do things differently ! Oddly I always found it easier being rhd on the German roads. You rarely overtake anything and the commander is to a large extent your eyes and ears, leaving you as the driver to concentrate on keeping the vehicle in a straight line and tucked into the side of the road.

Windy Miller07 Oct 2017 4:37 a.m. PST

I wouldn't say they were tiny either. Roughly the same size as an M113 and big enough to carry a full infantry section. Maybe the reviewer confused it with the Spartan?

nickinsomerset07 Oct 2017 6:46 a.m. PST

Worryingly the Leopard is also RHD!!

Tally Ho!

Legion 407 Oct 2017 8:11 a.m. PST

Yes, the FV432 does look a lot like my/the "beloved" M113. Interesting the 432 has a troop door and not ramp like the M113. Generally may not make much difference in most situations. But the ramp opening is wider and could make more rapid exiting and troop deployment on foot.

What international forces use the 432?!!!
And you can't turn on the news without seeing M113s in some armies'/forces' inventories … They must have got a good deal !

Fred Cartwright07 Oct 2017 2:34 p.m. PST

Does anyone know why they made it right hand drive?

Because that is the only proper choice of course! :-)

Fred Cartwright07 Oct 2017 2:38 p.m. PST

Lovely model by the way. British 70's kit is among my favourites. Chieftains, 43x series, CVRT, Centurion AVRE's, Stalwarts, Bedford MK's, various Landies etc.

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