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Arteis0229 May 2018 10:10 p.m. PST

I've just received a WW2 Dutch armoured car in 1/56th scale from May '40 Miniatures.

For those not doing Dutch, this model also has decals for a captured German version.

More pics on my blog: https://arteis.wordpress.com

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Tango0129 May 2018 10:11 p.m. PST

DA BUG….

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2018 11:04 p.m. PST

Comparison fun: How does your Landswerk armored car stack up against a Volkswagen bug, which was roughly contemporary?
I did a comparison for my Italian L3 light tanks, which turn out to be smaller than a VW, but with a slightly bigger engine.

Here are the VW stats:
Length: 160.6 inches
Width: 60.6 inches
Height: 59 inches
Horsepower: 40

And the L3
Length: 124.75 inches
Width: 55.125 inches
Height: 51.125 inches
Horsepower: 43

Gives you an idea just how big the early war equipment was.

Grelber

Gaz004529 May 2018 11:12 p.m. PST

The Carro Armato L3 at Bovington Tank Museum always stunned me with its diminutive size…Ethiopian accounts of flipping them over and piling rocks on top to immobilize them seem credible..the Renault carrier and the Polish tankette were also tiny AFV's…..

emckinney30 May 2018 8:49 a.m. PST

Heck, the FT-17 is tiny …

The L3 was a LOT heavier than the Beetle, though (over three times as heavy), so flipping it would be more challenging, especially with the extremely low center of mass. On the other hand, the L3's suspension probably allowed you to rock it a lot better …

I've never seen a photo of a flipped L3.

Arteis0230 May 2018 10:31 a.m. PST

Ha ha, I'm not sure how my post has not only been hit by The Bug, but has also changed into a discussion about tiny tanks, when the Dutch Landsverk is in fact a rather large armoured car!

emckinney31 May 2018 8:25 a.m. PST

Well, come on and tell us how it compares to the VW Beetle! That way, it closes the circle.

Arteis0201 Jun 2018 1:19 a.m. PST

Challenge accepted!

Here are the VW stats:
Length: 160.6 inches
Width: 60.6 inches
Height: 59 inches
Horsepower: 40

Here are the Landsverk stats:
Length: 231.1 inches
Width: 88.2 inches
Height: 91.7 inches
Horsepower: 150

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2018 11:45 a.m. PST

So heavy in fact that the postage to the United States is more than the cost of the model :-(

Tgunner03 Jun 2018 11:57 a.m. PST

Ouch. But I guess if there are no other sources…

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