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        German LAND-WASSER-SCHLEPPER LWS "Early Type"

One disadvantage of the LWS was the lack of armor, and armor was deemed necessary for any amphibious operations. The floating trailer was also thought to be too cumbersome and clumsy so a new scheme was devised. The overall structure of the LWS was kept, but the new vehicle had the trackwork and suspension of the ubiquitous PzKpfw IV to support a lightly armored superstructure. Two new vehicles, called Panzerfaehre or PzF, were built and designed to take a large pontoon between them to transport a tank or other cargo. Interesting on this design are the cape stand winch in the middle of the deck and the fold down air intakes. The driver sits in the front down and below and just before the air intakes.  Thus the PzF would act as a ferry rather than a tractor. However, the program was canceled in 1942 after the two prototypes were built and tried. A pre-production of seven LWS II were built and they served on the Eastern front. After the war the LWS was

Twee uitvoeringen mogelijk;

  • LWS 3 00,3./Pz.Abt.100.
  • LWS 3 oo, Pi.Ldgs.Kp.777, Riga, Soviet Union, 10-09-1941.
  • LWS 4 15, Dievenow on the Island of Wollin in the Baltic Sea, Germany, 1940.

  • Lang; 249.9 mm.
  • Breed; 91.2 mm.
  • Hoog; 67.7 mm.

Onderdelen: 280+

Extra details:

  • Multi-directional slide moulded upper hull
  • Multi-directional slide moulded lower hull
  • Full length rubber tracks

  • Photo Etched parts for cover grill

Humbrol verf kleur nr.'s;

  • 3 Gloss Brunswick Green
  • 19 Gloss red
  • 53 Metallic Gunmetal
  • 111
  • 123 Satin Extra Dark Seagrey
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