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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2021 9:27 p.m. PST

"The SPA-Viberti AS.42 Sahariana entered service for the Italian military in August 1942. Its primary role was for reconnaissance and it utilized the chassis. The AS.42 Sahariana was extremely maneuverable and performed well in its intended role. The 110 hp engine gave the AS.42 a top speed of 52 mph (84 km/h).

The vehicle is officially known as the Camionetta 42 ‘Sahariana‘. However, they are also referred to as Camionetta ‘Sahariana‘ AS 42 or Camionetta SPA 43 ‘Sahariana‘. Incidentally, the word Sahariana is singular, so if you are talking about more than 1 vehicle it is ‘Sahariane‘…."


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Recomendations in 1/72?….


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2021 2:57 p.m. PST

M4A1(75)s produced by Lima Locomotive Works, Inc.







Mark 127 Sep 2021 8:56 a.m. PST

Recomendations in 1/72?….

Don't have any suggestions for 1/72, but for 1/285 (6mm) there can be only one suggestion: GHQ!

GHQ provides the kits with a variety of weapons options -- multi MGs, 20mm Breda autocannons, and 47mm "Elephantino" guns. Of course I add crew figures as well.

Veterans of the gaming table, they reliably elicit ooh's and would-ya-look-at-that's when they come out.

As tactical units they have high firepower and mobility, but are rather fragile.

All in all, a fun choice.

(aka: Mk 1)

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2021 10:20 a.m. PST

Italeri makes a nice little kit in 1/72nd.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2021 3:26 p.m. PST

Many thanks!.


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2021 9:14 a.m. PST

Don't know how it gone in here but I did enjoy Tango's link to the Shermanoholics site. I know it veryw ell indeed, but had never actually read this bit. Thanks

As for the Sahariana it alwys strikes me as looking more like something from a SciFi movie. Add two more wheels at the back and it would that great APC from "Aliens". I modelled that once in 1/35 and just loved it.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2021 4:30 p.m. PST

Thanks my good friend…


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