We have prepared for you the second cover of a light truck – L1500A Personnel Carrier Africa 1/72.
This Mercedes light truck was one of the results of the standardization of the Wehrmacht’s diverse fleet. Thanks to this, it has enjoyed great popularity since 1943 and was manufactured in a design designed for passenger transport. The cars also took part in the fighting in Africa, where one car was captured by the Americans. They marked him with somewhat unusual air, hand-painted, white stars in a blue circle. You will also find these decals in the box.
The Mercedes L1500 light truck was one of the results of the standardization of the Wehrmacht’s diverse fleet. Made in two versions – under the designation L1500S there was a 4×2 version and under the designation L1500A then a 4×4 modification for better terrain throughput. Standardization continued. As a result, in 1943, the production of the L1500A started to focus on modiffication used for passengers transport. The cars proved this role. The Wehrmacht valued them especially for their great terrain throughput and reliability. The cars also took part in the fighting in Africa, where one car was captured by the Americans. They marked him with unusual aircraft, hand-painted, white stars in a blue circle.
We described the kit from Attack in the last post (https://blog.attack-kits.eu/en/72923-l1500a-personnel-carrier-west-south-europe/). A second cover is now available. The basic plastic parts are supplemented by resin wheels, a set of three loads and folded glass. We can use these parts either all in one carriage, or just a part of them and keep the rest for other kits.
One interesting thing – the cargo also includes two boxes of lemongrass. In addition, there is (of course) a set of etchings and decals for three cars from Africa in the kit. One of them is the American truck, which was used by American pilots even longer after the surrender of German troops in Tunisia and at the end of the fighting in North Africa.