Voiture Tout-Terrain Soviétique GAZ-67.B

Revue de la Maquette VAC-U-CAST au 1/76

Voiture Tout-Terrain Soviétique GAZ-67.B, 1/76 Maquette VAC-U-CAST VS-104

Gorkiy Automobile Works (GAZ) – Also known as Zavod Imeny Molotov (ZIM) – was built avec assistance from the American Ford Motor Company en 1931-32. The company produced une version russe du camion Ford Model A (GAZ-A) avec a four-cylinder GAZ-M1 engine which was later used in GAZ-67.B Field Cars. When the war started on 22nd June, 1941, the Red Army was unprepared to meet the enemy Panzer divisions on equal terms. Strategic mobility was so low that huge numbers des troupes soviétiques were cut off, encircled et compelled to surrender. To support the war effort contre l'Allemagne naziste, l'URSS immediately received large numbers of motor véhicules under Lend-Lease from Canada, la Grande-Bretagne et les États-Unis. More than 20,000 of the early Bantam et Willys MA Jeeps were exported. The GAZ-67.B was based on the Jeep, it was very reliable, had good off-road performance et carried a large payload.

Contenu

  • GAZ-67.B
  • Type: Field Car, 4 places, 4×4 Command Reconnaissance
  • Empattement: 2.10 m
  • Longueur: 3.35 m
  • Largeur: 1.69 m
  • Hauteur: 1.70 m avec top
  • Poids: 1.32 t
  • Charge utile: 400 kg
  • Production: 1942-1953

Évaluation

  • Scale model avec much detail.
  • Easy to assemble, only 14 parts:
    • Chassis, body et two small parts
    • Four wheels, one Spare
    • Dashboard et steering wheel
    • Two head lights (clear plastic)
    • Windshield (clear plastic)
  • Assembly instructions are easy to follow. To ensure proper alignment, we recommend attaching the wheels first, then glueing the chassis to the body.
  • Painting instructions are included et they are very helpful. Unfortunately, no reference (RAL) number for the dark green body colour is given.
  • Polyurethane resin can be carved, drilled et sanded very easily.
  • Cheap source of an important véhicule for joueurs de guerre et collectionistes.
  • High quality kit of an attractive véhicule.
  • Choix de sujet excellent. The GAZ-67.B is the only véhicule of this type on the market.
  • Compatible avec Airfix, Fujimi, Matchbox, et Nitto.
  • A good eye is required to fit the windshield at the required 15 degree angle. The bottom edge should be planed accordingly.
  • Some flash around tires et inside wheel wells needs to be removed. Axles need to be shortened to fit et wheel hubs bored open to accept the axle.
  • Tiny air inclusions can be filled avec primer.

Déploiement Historique

  • Armée Soviétique 1942-1953
  • North Korean Army 1950-1953

Possibilités de Conversions

  • GAZ-67.B avec canvas top.

Bibliographie

GAZ Field Cars saw extensive combat service pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale et la Guerre de Corée. The VAC-U-CAST model is easy to assemble et it should be very popular avec collectionistes des véhicules soviétiques. The unique body design offers a very welcome alternative to the ever present Jeep.

Questions Fréquents

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