Baggage and crew figures for AFV's used to enhance the appearance of models . 4 German types, 2 British, 2 US, 2 Russian and one Italian baggage set available .
A15 Crusader II cruiser tank series first saw combat in operation “Battleaxe” in 1941. The tank was fast but lightly armoured and its 2 lb gun was unable to fire a HE round which was a big handicap when engaging anti tank guns. In its production ..
The Panzer IV Ausf J/H armed with a long 75mm gun was fitted with turret and side skirt armour. It was known as the 'Workhorse' of the Panzer divisions as it fought in frontline service until the end of the war. As the differences between these two models was mostly internal or concealed behind the side skirts then the model is being sold as the H and J versions.
The US M3 Halftrack armoured personnel carrier was issued to Armoured infantry Battalions of US Armoured Divisions and was armed with a .50 calibre machine gun.
In late 1943, the T-34-85 was introduced, with a powerful 85 mm gun and a three-man turret design. The tank served in great numbers until the end of the war and was to be seen in many post war armies. The construction of Soviet tanks was very crude by western standards as anybody who has seen one close up can testify, but there is no doubt that for their purpose and expected lifespan the concept of these designs was superb.
Laffly S20 TL were used as troop carriers by the mechanised dragoon units of French cavalry divisions.
Krupp Protze truck Kfz 70 was produced from 1933 to 1942 and was used to carry troops or tow 20mm light anti aircraft cannons . A versatile vehicle it was used on all fronts during the first half of the war.
The 251D SPW armoured personnel carrier was introduced in late 1943 replacing the earlier C model. It was issued to Gepanzert Battalions of Grenadier regiments within Panzer Divisions. The Pithead model comes with a full infantry load and a machine gun mounting
US infantry 1944 Normandy 18 poses.
The Bedford QL was in production from 1941 to 1945 with over 52,000 made in total. Used for various applications from general cargo to troop carrying. Some versions were also fitted with special bodies and used as radio trucks and 40mm Bofors tra.