News 11/2020 – Phänomen Granit 25H Radiowagen 1/72

From the very beginning of the war, the Wehrmacht was aware of the importance of radio communication between units at all levels. At the beginning, it was one of the most important elements enabling the full use of mobile motorized units. Therefore, the Wehrmacht tried to place radios in almost all tanks or armored vehicles.

Picture of Phanomen Granit 25H box
Phanomen Granit 25H box

Behind the front of the front had to advance cars securing the connection of staffs and rear with combat units, including connections at a greater distance than the range of the radio directly in the vehicles in the first line. That is why a number of specialized connecting cars were built, mostly built on the chassis of passenger cars, various vans and trucks. They did not have armor, because their deployment did not count on direct combat with the enemy. In addition, their equipment provided more for action from static and masked positions. Therefore, their equipment included not only the radios themselves, but also the basic “office” furniture enabling the activities of radio operators either inside the car or outside in front of it. In addition, ground drills and telescopic poles were mostly available, allowing the antennas to be stretched for connection over greater distances than the transmission by conventional rod antennas. Their equipment also used to include encryption machines to secure the connection.

Picture of Phanomen Granit 25H colored
Phanomen Granit 25H colored

Phänomen Granit cars did not avoid this modification either. Their advantage was the robust construction. And more from the very beginning was the advantage of most of the Granites used by the Wehrmacht, the configuration of the vans, where their conversion to radio cars was relatively simple.

Thanks to our Attack novelty, you can have one of these modified cars at home. Compared to the original models of ambulances and Granit vans, this model contains a new, more detailed plastic chassis. But the main thing is yet to come. A set of resin parts is available, allowing you to embellish both the exterior and interior of the car. Among them you will find detailed designed furniture, including such a bead as an open book on the radio operator’s table.

All this is complemented by a new set of etchings. In addition, it is made of a thicker material that allows for a firmer execution of details such as mirrors or “cops”. And to top it off, you can leave the door open thanks to the rear door and the rendered interior. We have three camouflage vehicles in the middle of the war.

Picture of Phanomen Granit 25H resins
Phanomen Granit 25H resins
Picture of Phänomen Granit 25H manual
Phänomen Granit 25H manual
Picture of Phänomen Granit 25H manual
Phänomen Granit 25H manual